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Teach students the difference between tattle telling and reporting.
I tell my students they cannot come see me with an "issue" until they have filled out the Tattle Form...9 out of 10 times they will walk toward the form, look at it, and realize that what they are reporting was not an emergency at all but simply a tattle and that they don't need to report it. If they can check off any of the options in the boxes, then it is something worth telling an adult and not a tattle. Works like a charm!