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Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this because where I’m from, snitches get stitches. However, one third-grade teacher in Washington D.C. has gone viral with her TikTok video where she shares her “Tattle Box.”

And yes, it’s exactly what you think it is: A box where students can fill out forms to tell on another student.

Photo: TikTok/@tattler00

According to Fox News, the teacher, 30-year-old Jillian Magee, explained her reason for coming up with the box in the first place.

As she shared, she started the box because she was getting tired of being interrupted throughout her lessons by students wanting to report other students’ bad behaviors.

Photo: TikTok/@tattler00

Magee spoke with Fox News and said, “I eventually started telling them to just write it down on a sticky note and put it on my desk.”

However, all those sticky notes started to pile up and become a real mess on her desk, and that is how the tattle forms along with their corresponding box were born.

Photo: TikTok/@tattler00

She shared her innovation on her TikTok channel and was surprised with how quickly it went viral. In fact, it has reached millions of views!

Check out her Tattle Box TikTok down below:


Pretty Little Tattles #SeeHerGreatness #teachersoftiktok #teacherlife #fyp #trending #help #tattleforms #sus #jamesandthegiantpieach #amongus

♬ original sound – Tattler

While her Tattle box turned out to be a big hit with the internet, it got the teacher thinking. She decided that she wanted to do something else different for her students, and that is when she decided to come up with a way for students to complement one another. Thus, the Shout-Out Box was born.

Check out the Shout-Out Box TikTok below:


Shout-Out Box! We need to work on new compliments 😂 #teachersoftiktok #teacherlife #fyp #trending #tattleforms #shoutoutforms #teacher #tea #teach

♬ original sound – Tattler

The new invention has proven to be extremely popular amongst her students, but it was also popular with her viewers as well, with many writing encouraging comments on the video.

One person stated, “This is such a beautiful idea. I love this.” While someone else wrote, “I love this idea!”

What do you think of this teacher’s Tattle Box and Shout Out Box? Which one do you prefer? Let us know!

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