Jaworek School Integrates Choose To Be Nice into Classroom Activities

When it came time to pick the next “high five” winner in her classroom, Jaworek Elementary School first grade teacher Justina Mailly turned to her students. She asked them to not only name someone[...]

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Celebrating Choose To Be Nice Week with a Social Media Challenge

Next week is a super special time for us. It’s the week we celebrate the work that our students do all year long through the Choose To Be Nice School program. Schools across the country will be[...]

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Choose To Be Nice in Middle School

A friend recently called upset after discovering that her daughter had arranged an outing with her drama club and had actively excluded other students in the program. My friend was distraught that[...]

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Featured School: Riverview Elementary School, Marion, IN

Riverview Elementary School is an urban school with 415 students in preschool through 4th grade. Principal Lendon Schwartz introduced the Choose To Be Nice SEL School Program as a way to focus on[...]

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Loving Your Family with Kindness

Choosing To Be Nice at Home When we talk about being kind and doing acts of kindness, it’s often in the context of reaching out to strangers. 

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A Choose To Be Nice Treasure Hunt

  The Charlton Elementary School Choose To Be Nice Club has many creative events that show students how to be kind. The goal is to have fun while learning about kindness and putting those lessons[...]

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Maintaining Real-World Interactions in a Digital Age

A group of six tweens sits together in a restaurant. Every one of them is staring at a device in their hand that is their doorway into a vast, largely unregulated virtual world. There, they can check[...]

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Choose To Be Nice: Reduce Conflict and Improve Interactions with Others

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What will you choose?

When I tell people the name of our organization, people generally focus on that last word, “nice.”  It resonates with them. We love when people are nice to us. And we like how people respond when[...]

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Build a Lasting Culture of Kindness in Your School

The Choose To Be Nice SEL School Programs were  featured recently in an article by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. CTBN has partnered with the NAESP to reach more schools.[...]

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