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Middle School Uses Choose To Be Nice to Build Unity

Middle school students sometimes act sillier than they should and when they do, accidents can happen. Like spilling coffee all over a piece of artwork that their teacher had spent a long time on.

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Memorial School "Catches" Nice Students

Students at the Memorial School in Medfield are on the alert because they know that they could get called out for their behavior at any time. When they make a good choice or do something nice for[...]

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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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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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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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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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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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Schools Launch Choose To Be Nice SEL Programs

It's so exciting when students return to school after the summer break and catch up with friends, meet new teachers and settle into the classroom. There is an energy of renewed enthusiasm as students[...]

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