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The Tools to Persevere

Posted: April 15, 2020

As I sit back and listen to the song “We Are the World,” it takes on a very different meaning in our new world focused on social distancing. It takes coping skills to focus on the children as well as ourselves. Hearing someone sneeze can cause nervousness which makes it harder to find laugher in these unpredictable times. Just worrying about the stressful “what ifs” of coronavirus can break your body down.

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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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