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CTBN enters partnership with the NAESP

Choose To Be Nice Announces Partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals It’s so exciting when new schools enroll in our Choose To Be Nice programs. I love seeing photos and videos of students signing the CTBN promise banner and hearing stories about how they learn about treating each other and those in […]

Harvey Silver Linings

School started in Port Aransas Independent School District, a small public school district on the coast of Texas known for its Legacy of Excellence, on Monday, August 21, 2017. The week before, at our annual staff professional development week, we had introduced Choose To Be Nice and each of our three schools were making plans […]


Choose To Be Nice Club

by Lori Pacheco In the spring of 2015 I had the honor of meeting Dina Creiger at the MESPA conference on Cape Cod.  I loved the sweatshirts she was selling and just had to have one.  Thus, my addiction to Choose To Be Nice had begun.  I came back and bought a Choose To Be […]

Learning to work together on Teamwork Tuesday at the Clara Barton Elementary School.

Choose To Be Nice Week Brings out the Best Ideas

We had so much fun watching all the wonderful ways people celebrated the first Annual Choose To Be Nice Week. It was an action-packed week of rallies, special events and messages of motivation and inspiration. What a great way to honor and highlight all the great things students have been doing in the Choose To […]

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Choosing to be Nice: 5 Ways Books Build Empathy in Children

What’s your perspective on nice? We want to share. This is your column to offer your views. We welcome contributions. Our guest post this week is from Stefanie Paige Wieder, M.S.Ed, Senior Director of Product at Barefoot Books and a child development expert with over 20 years of experience working with children and families and developing […]

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Finding Ways to Celebrate Choose To Be Nice Week

We are so excited to be working on plans for the first annual Choose To Be Nice Week taking place June 5-9. Our Choose To Be Nice schools will celebrate with a fun-filled week of special activities as they honor what they’ve been doing all year to build a lasting culture of kindness. Through our comprehensive […]