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.

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