Help Your Students Write Their Story

Posted: March 31, 2020

In this modern age, our children are no strangers to social media and other applications that connect them to a broader world. However, one of the most important connections they often overlook is the connection they must build with themselves.  A crucial key to helping our children develop and enhance their cognitive skills is by encouraging them to write!

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Posted: March 24, 2020

Overcoming Obstacles’ Life Skills Lessons for Remote Learning is a free resource that offers educators engaging activities they can use with their secondary school students while they are learning from home.  The activities will help your students identify their strengths, make better decisions, achieve their goals, develop a positive attitude, respect themselves as well as others, and handle the stress in their lives.  Please feel free to include this handbook in any resource packet you, your school, or school district are assembling during this time of remote learning, and do not hesitate to share this handbook with anyone you feel will find it helpful.

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Helping Children Deal with Stress

Posted: March 19, 2020

Children thrive in a structured and organized setting but over the past couple of weeks, many of their daily structures have been displaced due to the spread of COVID-19.  A sad reality is that many households are not equipped to handle this sudden displacement, despite the growing number of social services available to them.  

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Posted: March 15, 2020

El plan de estudios de ‘Overcoming Obstacles’, Lecciones de Habilidades para la Vida para el Aprendizaje a Distancia, ofrece a los educadores actividades interesantes que pueden usar con sus estudiantes de la escuela secundaria para que los estudiantes aprendan desde su hogar. Las actividades ayudarán a sus estudiantes a identificar sus fortalezas, a tomar mejores decisiones, a cumplir sus metas, a desarrollar una actitud positiva, a respetarse a ellos mismos/a los demás, y a manejar el estrés en sus vidas.

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Resources for Parents

Posted: March 13, 2020

As the Coronavirus spreads, many schools are requiring students to stay home for an extended period of time.  The Overcoming Obstacles Parent/Child Snapshots are a collection of activities parents can use to help their children cope with stress, stay positive, and develop critical skills—including study skills for older children—during their time at home.  These handbooks are available in versions for both younger and older students and can be downloaded for free below in English and Spanish.

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