As I was looking through a teacher supply catalog, I noticed something they have for sale called the "Tattling Turtle". It's a stuffed turtle with a poster and a complaint box where students write what's on their mind and leave it for you to read later. I've also read an idea that said to put a picture of the President up in your room and when someone comes to tattle, tell them to "go tell the President". Although the President one made me laugh, I don't feel that either one (the President or the Tattling Turtle) addresses the issue of tattling perfectly. I get very frustrated with tattlers, BUT I really want my students to feel like they are being heard when they have a concern (and that I don't miss something that IS important!). I would love to hear how you address telling/tattling in your classrooms!