Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Curriculum

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Mission: Our mission is to ensure that all young people learn the communication, decision making, and goal setting skills they need to be successful in life.

Help your students learn how to set goals and achieve their dreams. Visit overcomingobstacles.org for hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons and activities, all for free! #lifeskills #goalsetting #overcomingobstacles

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The Gaps

"We need to invest in a better future for our youth by filling the gaps that they have, so generations to come will not be burdened by preventable mistakes." Read college student Paula Hernandez Garaycoa's blog at the link below. #lifeskills #overcomingobstacles

overcomingobstacles.org By Paula Hernandez Garaycoa, College Student

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Life Skills Cannot Be Automated

"It’s absurd to imagine a school that wouldn’t teach math, English, science, or history throughout the week. So why is it okay to not teach essential life skills like communication, decision making, and goal setting?" Many thanks to life skills advocate Jeremy Andrews for this important blog! #lifeskills #overcomingobstacles

overcomingobstacles.org By Jeremy Andrews, Life Skills Advocate

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The Classroom is the Place to Teach Life Skills

Read Overcoming Obstacles Founder Jill Chalsty's blog on why school is the best place to teach life skills. #lifeskills #overcomingobstacles

overcomingobstacles.org By Jill Chalsty, Founder of Overcoming Obstacles

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Help your students learn how to set goals and achieve their dreams! Visit overcomingobstacles.org for hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons and activities, all for free! #lifeskills #goalsetting #overcomingobstacles

Help young people build confidence. Visit overcomingobstacles.org for hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons and activities, all for free! #lifeskills #confidencebuilding #overcomingobstacles

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Are Your Ducks in a Row?

The beginning of a new year can be stressful for students, especially if they feel disorganized or not equipped for what may lie ahead way. Taking the time to get their “ducks in a row” can help ease anxiety, fill them with confidence, and prepare them for challenges ahead!

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Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. #happynewyear

Help your students learn how to set and achieve goals for the new year. Visit overcomingobstacles.org for hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons and activities, all for free! #lifeskills #overcomingobstacles

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Future You Will Thank You

Read college student Lauren Siegal's blog about the importance of looking towards the future. #goalsetting #lifeskills #newyear

overcomingobstacles.org By Lauren Siegal, College Student

Help your students learn how to set and achieve goals for the new year. Visit overcomingobstacles.org for hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons and activities, all for free!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? All of us at Overcoming Obstacles are thankful for you - educators who chose to bring life skills education to your students.

Thank you to the counselors at the 2019 NYSSCA Annual Conference who attended our session, visited our table, and registered for a free account with Overcoming Obstacles! We look forward to meeting more school counselors at the other state conferences in the year ahead.

Overcoming Obstacles is exhibiting at the 2019 New York State School Counselor Association Conference in Ellenville, NY! Visit us at Table 6 to sign up for your free account and join the thousands of counselors already teaching life skills through Overcoming Obstacles. #NYSSCA

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"Life is a Hunger Game"

"Life is a Hunger Game" is a poem by former Overcoming Obstacles student Orayne Williams.

overcomingobstacles.org By Orayne Williams, MSW

Help young people build confidence. Visit overcomingobstacles.org for hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons and activities, all for free!

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Taking Notes and Going Places

In her blog, Rossana Villaflor writes about how she uses a lesson from the Overcoming Obstacles curriculum to strengthen her students' note-taking skills.

overcomingobstacles.org By Rossana Villaflor, Teacher

Help young people learn how to manage their emotions. Visit overcomingobstacles.org for hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons and activities, all for free!

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Bullying Is Not a Rite of Passage

"I often think of how disrespectful and mean I was to someone else for no reason at all, and how I made his life a little worse each day." Read Managing Director Vincenzo Capone's blog at the link below. #LifeSkills #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth

overcomingobstacles.org By Vincenzo Capone, Managing Director of Overcoming Obstacles

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New Activity Sheet Translations

All Elementary, Middle, and High School level activity sheets are now available in Albanian and Kinyarwandan! Download them for free at overcomingobstacles.org, and click on the link below for a complete list of translations.

overcomingobstacles.org Download them for free today!

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The Locker Room

“When I think back to my middle school days, the one image that comes to mind is the gym locker room. I can't think of a single happy memory.” Read former Overcoming Obstacles student Matthew Caraballo’s blog at the link below. #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth

overcomingobstacles.org By Enuel Matthew Caraballo, Elementary School Teacher

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Bullying Prevention Always

"We have to think about bullying as a symptom that can only be improved with consistent and targeted efforts. That's what life skills education is." Read Social Worker Erin Capone's blog at the link below. #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth

overcomingobstacles.org By Erin Capone, Social Worker and Parent

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Put Downs Make Us Feel...

In this lesson from the Overcoming Obstacles Snapshots for Bullying Prevention, students identify the emotions connected to put-downs and bullying. #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth

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Thank you to all of the counselors at #CASC19 who came by our table and registered for a free account with Overcoming Obstacles! #lifeskills #counselors

Overcoming Obstacles is exhibiting at the 2019 CASC Fall Conference in Riverside, California! Visit us to sign up for your free account and join the thousands of counselors already teaching life skills through Overcoming Obstacles. #overcomingobstacles #CASC19 #lifeskills

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A Reflection on Bullying and Growing Up

For National Bullying Prevention Month, Rossana Villaflor writes about her own experience with bullying and combats it today by teaching her students how to believe in themselves, resolve conflicts, manage anger, and make healthy decisions. #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth

overcomingobstacles.org By Rossana Villaflor, Teacher

SIMBA & ASET

We salute the great work of the SIMBA and ASET leadership, including former Overcoming Obstacles student Orayne Williams, for their success in reinstating these two important programs in New York City!

Help young people make good choices. Visit overcomingobstacles.org for hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons and activities, all for free!

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Being True To Yourself

In her blog, Rossana Villaflor writes about the importance of teaching students how to make decisions based on their personal values.

overcomingobstacles.org By Rossana Villaflor, Teacher

How can children reach out for help when they lack the ability to express their hopes and fears? Visit overcomingobstacles.org today and download hundreds of K-12 life skills lessons and activities, all for free!

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Life's Traumas

"The lessons that I learned through Overcoming Obstacles about different cultures, real-life goal setting, coping, and conflict resolution, normalized a lot of the anxious feelings that were swirling in my mind." Read Heather Tyson's new blog at the link below.

overcomingobstacles.org By Heather Tyson, Former Overcoming Obstacles Student, Indianapolis, Indiana

Give your students the tools they need to set and achieve their goals. Visit overcomingobstacles.org today and download hundreds of life skills lessons and activities, all for free!

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Our Children Deserve Better

George Siegal writes “When we were growing up we were pretty much on our own. But times have changed and we know that is no longer good enough.” Read his blog today!

overcomingobstacles.org By George Siegal, Filmmaker and Parent

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My Top Five Activities

In her blog, teacher Rossana Villaflor shares her top five activities to jump-start the school year!

overcomingobstacles.org By Rossana Villaflor, Teacher

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The Ugly Truth

"Life plus skills on how to overcome obstacles are as vital as the air we breathe." Read Heather Tyson's new blog at the link below.

overcomingobstacles.org By Heather Tyson, Former Overcoming Obstacles Student, Indianapolis, Indiana

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The Butterfly Effect

In her blog, Jill Chalsty writes about the butterfly effect of a life skills education.

overcomingobstacles.org By Jill Chalsty, Founder of Overcoming Obstacles

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What I Wish I Had Been Taught In School

Overcoming Obstacles intern Lauren Siegal reflects on the skills she wishes she had learned in elementary, middle, and high school.

overcomingobstacles.org By Lauren Siegal, College Student

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THE REST OF US

In his blog, parent and filmmaker George Siegal writes, "As I grew older and saw the Overcoming Obstacles program firsthand, it made me frustrated that nobody taught this to me when I was in school." Read his blog at the link below.

overcomingobstacles.org By George Siegal, Parent and Filmmaker

So young people don’t drift and feel as if the only recourse they have for attention is making a horrific statement through hatred and violence, teach every young person how to communicate well, make good decisions, set meaningful goals, and empathize with others.

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Life Experiences Can Be Expensive Teachers

In her blog, Heather Tyson shares how learning life skills can be a game-changer for most students.

overcomingobstacles.org By Heather Tyson, Former Overcoming Obstacles Student, Indianapolis, Indiana

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What I Wish I Had Been Taught in Middle School

Middle school can be a difficult time for many young people. In her blog, college student Lauren Siegal shares three Overcoming Obstacles lessons she wishes she had been taught in Middle School.

overcomingobstacles.org By Lauren Siegal, College Student

Download the free Overcoming Obstacles K-12 Life Skills Curricula today at overcomingobstacles.org!

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The Entire Overcoming Obstacles K-12 Curriculum Is Now Available in French!

The Overcoming Obstacles Elementary School Level, Middle School Level, and High School Level curriculum—including all of the lessons and extensions—are now available in French!

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Teach Life Skills and Change Our World
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