Tag Archives: kindness

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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How to Make Friends out of Strangers

I was just looking for a quick caffeine fix when I went into the Wellesley Starbucks the other day. Luckily, the unexpected happened. I stumbled into a conversation with strangers. That just doesn’t occur very often around here in Greater Boston. People pretty much avoid eye contact and saying much of anything to an unknown […]