School Visits

Barry travels to schools nationwide combining his writing workshops with Force Field for Good assemblies, grades k-8.  Contact him at or call 1-802-345-9193.

Colleen Mestdagh, is the creator of curriculum to go with  Barry’s songs. In her dynamic training she will tell you how she abandoned all the school rules and replaced them with one rule : Be Your Higher Self. Her inspiring training will show you how to dig deep with your students for gems of wisdom whilst hitting all the state standards for 21st century learning.

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Principal Catherine Taormina discusses the song Know Your Higher Self and how it helps her to create a culture of kindness.

“Barry brought a joyous, positive energy to our school all day, which inspired students to expand and grow in their reading and writing skills as well as who they are as a human being, while also simultaneously reminding our teaching staff why they wanted to teach in the first place…to share the joy of learning while positively impacting our future as a society. It was a highlight of our year!” – Monique Singleton, Principal, Scholls Heights Elementary, Beaverton, OR

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Students at Scholl’s Heights Elementary School in Beaverton, Oregon. Barry sang to 600 students K-6 in October 2016.  Here is a blog Mehreen Kreuger’s 5th grade class created on Force Field for Good.

“Barry Lane, is a master at the kindness/smartness connection; his breadth of expertise–from writing instruction to social emotional learning–has influenced our work in substantial ways. In particular, one of our first encounters with Barry was at a workshop where he inspired us with his song, “Know Your Higher Self.” The language of that song has found its way into our everyday conversations with each other, with our children, and with the students we teach, as we remind each other and ourselves to stay connected to our visions of who we really want to be.”      

Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris, authors of Who’s Doing the Work

Even after school, a group of kids in a running group could be heard singing Force Field for Good songs. That’s magic in my book.

Jamie Palmer, 5th grade teacher, Schlegal Elementary School