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Conflict Resolution in the Classroom

A group of children sits together coloring at a table. One child grabs a crayon that another was reaching for. Perhaps it was intentional, perhaps not. What determines the outcome is how the second child reacts. Does he yell at the first child? Complain to the teacher? Say something to the first child? Or just […]

10 Ways to Choose To Be Nice this Summer

All year long students have been learning about Choose To Be Nice in their schools. They’ve heard about the choice they have in how they react to others and they’ve been introduced to the nine values that help to create a lasting culture of kindness.  (more…)

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 we’re nice to them. (more…)

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 often we don’t take the time to be grateful for what we have. Instead, we focus on what we don’t have or what […]

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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 changed their day, or get photos of people in their CTBN gear from all over the world, […]