Force Field for Good:
Teaching Kindness through
Song and Literature
by Barry Lane and
Book with DVD
DVD contains singalong Videos, home connection sheets,
lesson reproducibles, and much more.
[Add to Cart]
Audio CD ONLY
sample a song
A Year-long Kindness Curriculum
for 30 minutes per Month for grades K-5
Kindness and self-knowledge are not explicitly written into most
curriculum standards yet they are the most important qualities a child
can learn in school for success in a civilized society. More than a
collection of songs and lessons, Force Field for Good is an ongoing,
year long, practical approach to creating a kindly classroom community
of students who share a passion for self-reflection and aspire to well
being for every member of their class.
Read A Note from Colleen,
The easy to use, teacher-created lessons foster higher level thinking
skills which connect to state standards and teach students how to mine
deep meaning from life and literature.
Much more than an anti-bullying program,
Force Field for Good will have your students joyously singing aloud as
you watch them grow into empathetic, courageous and compassionate kids
who make their classroom, their school, and their community a zone of
love and learning!
See Force Field for Good in ACTION!
"Force Field for Good is an invitation to think, reflect,
sing along, read and take action for the good in the world…Each pairing
of music and literature is the nudge we need to continue striving to
become our truest, best self."
Laminack, co-author of Bullying Hurts
"This is not a program. It is a mindset of teaching kindness. Without
teaching kindness and connecting this to all members of our community,
we won’t reach our highest potentials as learners or human beings."
Jamie Palmer, School Librarian
Force Field for
Good Audio CD
This audio cd contains the all the songs from Force Field for good plus
8 completely new tracks. Unlike the DVD rom that comes with the lesson
book, this cd can be played directly on a car stereo or cd players.
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Force Field for Good
Know your Higher
Self Click to Play!
Ode to Other
The Gimme Blues
The Big Bad Bully Bus
More Than a Number
Dream Anthem 2
Words, Words, Words
Afraid of Love
Now is the New Day
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has taught writing at the University of New Hampshire, founded a
literacy program in Vermont prisons, and worked as a writer in
residence in hundreds of elementary and secondary school classrooms
throughout the country. Barry is nationally known for his dynamic,
hands-on workshops on writing
He has written many popular professional books on teaching writing,
including Discovering the Writer Within, The Healing Pen, After THE
END, The Reviser’s Toolbox, 51 Wacky We-Search Reports, Hooked on
Meaning, and Force Field for Good (with Colleen Mestdagh). Along
with books for teachers, he has written 2 albums of songs for
children, Lane’s Recycled Fairy Tales and Force Field for Good.
Barry has presented in all 50 states, South Africa, France, India,
England, and Rumania.
More recently, Barry has been touring elementary schools singing and
presenting to children about kindness. You can follow Barry on
Twitter at @barrylane or visit his website,