Education Revolution

Posted: March 25, 2021

In early May of this year, Overcoming Obstacles will launch a new curriculum delivery platform where every word of every lesson can be modified by educators to meet their specific needs. And as always with Overcoming Obstacles, this service will be FREE – no hooks, no catches, just a nonprofit organization helping educators do their important work. This is not only revolutionary for life skills education, it’s revolutionary for all education.

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The Rest of Us

Posted: March 4, 2021

Looking back on my high school days, I remember those kids who seemed to “get it.” They understood why they were there and what they were hoping to accomplish. Then there was the rest of us, messing up and learning life’s lessons the hard way. What made the kids that seemed to have it all together different? I believe they were either born with certain “life skills” or somebody taught them those skills – maybe a parent, grandparent, teacher, coach, or sibling. The rest of us certainly weren’t learning these skills. Not in my school, at least.

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Teaching Financial Literacy

Posted: February 18, 2021

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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The Ugly Truth

Posted: February 3, 2021

Although I’m not a writer I’m here to tell others to keep trying and they can manage their lives using life skills along the way.  I just want to help another person by chance and if possible.

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The Gaps

Posted: January 20, 2021

We all have gaps in our knowledge. A painter who isn’t skilled in math; a mathematician who stumbles over geography; a person so gifted you wonder if they know everything, only to discover they don’t know how to boil water. The reassuring thing about gaps is that many of them can be filled. This perspective on knowledge is empowering. Filling the gaps is an attainable goal with the right resources.

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