Before reporting something to an adult in the school children need to T.H.I.N.K. –
T – Is what I am telling the adult the TRUTH?
H – Is this going to be HELPFUL?
I – Is it INSPIRING?
N – Is it NECESSARY?
K – Is it KIND?
Tale-telling can be counter-productive and can waste a lot of valuable teaching time therefore it may be easier for children to use some ‘sentence stems’ to facilitate discussion.
Teacher/PSA could I talk to you about…
An issue that I am having a problem to solve is….
I find it difficult to talk to other people about…. could I talk to you about it?
I need to report a problem/issue that I have seen.
As always we are here to listen to the children if they have any problems.