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Teaching Financial Literacy

Posted: April 8, 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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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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Life Skills for Remote Learning

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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Building Confidence

Posted: March 3, 2020

After a brutal week filled with a seemingly never-ending amount of work, drama within my friend group, and a nasty case of the flu, I found myself staring at all that I had committed to this semester and doubting every choice I ever made. I felt like a fraud, like I wasn’t smart enough to be in the classes I was in, like I wasn’t qualified enough to work at the internship I have.  Although I was able to recognize the flaws in my thinking and cope with the negativity in a healthy way, these feelings were not unfamiliar to me. I spent most of my time in middle and high school struggling with these negative emotions. Now that I am older, I have the perspective to understand that just because life is hard, does not mean that it is unmanageable. In fact, the very same struggles that can make life feel overwhelming can become important transformative experiences when placed in the proper context and when taken on with the right skillset.

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Free Life Skills Lessons for Remote Learning

Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Lessons for Remote Learning contains brief and engaging activities secondary school students can do while learning from home.

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