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What is a Force Field for Good?

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. Force Field for Good merges academic learning with social emotional learning.

Force Field for Good Bridges Academic learning with Wisdom A  Song a Month with a 40 minute lesson in speaking, reading and writing

Each song in a Force Field for Good connects to a kid habit for each month of the school year. Each  teacher created lesson includes conversation , literature connections, and writing/reading activities that align with the education standards while teaching wisdom and kindness.
The Scope

For one hour per school month students and teachers develop a caring mindset and learn concepts, stories and songs to support a safer, kinder world. Because the learning is connected to story, song , reading and writing, it goes deep with little need for extrinsic rewards. Force Field for Good links mindfulness with a love of reading and writing.

The lesson book and DVD  can also be used  as a supplement  to any behavior, character or leadership program being used at your school, or as a stand alone resource.

“Bullying behavior is the pursuit of personal power at the expense of others.Barry and Colleen demonstrate through this unique and accessible resource that the bully’s power is no match for the greater power of words, music, and kindness.”

~ Dr. Mark Flescher , clinical psychologist, Freehold, NJ

 Some Research and Reviews

The external control alternative to creating a force field for good has been tried for ages unsuccessfully in schools. This  article explains why we need to put students in control of their own behavior.

Literacy experts Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris describe how Force Field for Good can change a mindset.

Empathy is more than a social skill; it is the hope of humanity.  This article explains why.