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Featured School :: Indian Trails Elementary School

If you were to walk into the Indian Trails Elementary School on any given morning, you would be enveloped into a community of kindness. The Daily Nice shines on smartboards in every classroom throughout the Kindergarten through 4th grade school as teachers hold their morning meetings. A staff created mural adorns the hallway, encouraging all […]

Featured School :: Orchard Elementary School

When Orchard Elementary School parent Melissa noticed adults in her Ridgewood, New Jersey community acting in unkind ways towards each other, she knew that something had to be done. She had spoken with her own three children about the need for kindness in our society, but dreamed of bringing the message to her community on […]

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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 […]

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 and teachers adjust to the schedule and get set for the coming year. For students across the country, those first days […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

The Charlton CTBN Club In Action

Charlton Elementary is well on its way to Choose To Be Nice on a daily basis.  The newly formed Choose To Be Nice Club with its 14 first grade members recently visited a local senior community home to play games with the residents. “Both the adults and children had a blast,” said Principal Lori Pacheco.  “They […]