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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Gratitude and Kindness, a Combination that Works

There is a corny tradition practiced by many families around Thanksgiving that involves having everyone gathered at the table say something that they’re thankful for. But is it really so corny? Too[...]

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An October Tour of the Choose To Be Nice Schools

Our schools were busy in October launching their Choose To Be Nice Programs and setting up the activities that will teach students about making the choices that will create a lasting culture of[...]

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Nice Notes from the Nice Nook

There are so many great things happening with Choose To Be Nice that I can hardly contain myself. I get so excited when I see what our schools are doing, hear from someone about how a Daily Nice[...]

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