Yes, I understand that as educators our primary task is to provide the highest level of academic experiences for our learners. With that disclaimer, I want to suggest that we also have as equally an important task which also serves to produce successful learners. It is the responsibility to be nice. This sounds simple, but isn’t always at the forefront of our purpose.  As we enter the ending of one academic year and begin the planning of another, let’s intentionally plan that our students and staff are purposefully nice.