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Creating a Lasting Culture of Kindness with Positive Reinforcement at Williamstown Elementary School

When students at Williamstown Elementary are “caught” demonstrating the Choose To Be Nice value of the month, they get a ticket. They don’t turn it in for a prize or take it home to show off to their parents, however. Instead, they slip it into a black box hanging on the wall. By the end […]

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. Read about how the programs work and the difference they are making in schools across the country. (more…)

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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 kindness in their schools and communities. These students are learning by doing and that makes all the difference. We are excited to […]

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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 […]

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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Choose To Be Nice Featured on WCVB 5 Nightly News

We’re really excited about the great things that have been happening through the Choose To Be Nice program at the Baker School in Brockton, MA. And now we’re thrilled that more people got to hear about it through a special news segment. Boston’s WCVB featured Choose To Be Nice and the school on its 5 […]

Choose To Be Nice Founder Featured on TV Kindness Segment

I am passionate about helping children understand the choice that they have and encouraging their inclination toward kindness so I was thrilled to be included in a TV news segment highlighting the subject. The segment aired on November 10th on Boston’s Channel 5 Morning Show. Erika Tarantal interviewed me about how parents can teach their children […]

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Welcome to New Choose To Be Nice School Liaison!

Deanna Greenstein wasn’t surprised when students treated each other better after her children’s school brought in the Choose To Be Nice program, but she didn’t expect the impact that it would have outside of the school walls. The Brookfield Elementary School in Brockton, MA started with a rally to talk about how students have a choice […]