Future You Will Thank You

Posted: December 10, 2019

The past shapes us into who we are today. Although reflecting on the past is how we are able to make sense of our lives and our place in the world, it is crucial that we not forget the importance of looking towards the future.

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“Life is a Hunger Game”

Posted: November 20, 2019

Life is a hunger game. You are placed in the center of its wilderness, sometimes with little or no survival skills. Unprepared and fearful your goal is to exit the wilderness without being conformed, Without changing who you are. It is indeed the survival of the fittest mind But what makes us fit?

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Taking Notes and Going Places

Posted: November 7, 2019

An important part of developing good readers is teaching students to identify which pieces of information is most valuable to their understanding. Practicing note-taking is one of the preliminary steps in the higher order thinking process that is crucial to analyzing and evaluating the information gathered and comprehending its context.

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Bullying Is Not a Rite of Passage

Posted: October 23, 2019

When I was in fourth grade, a new student who had just immigrated to the U.S. joined my class.  He had a really thick accent. This, perhaps unsurprisingly to anyone who has struggled with a new language, made him an incredibly easy target for bullying from a group of students—a  group which I was a part of, I am ashamed to admit.

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New Activity Sheet Translations

Posted: October 17, 2019

In order to ensure that students throughout the United States and around the world have the opportunity to receive a life skills education, Overcoming Obstacles has translated all of its K-12 Activity Sheets into multiple languages.  As of October 2019, versions in Kinyarwandan and Albanian are now available!  You can...

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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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