Overcoming Obstacles is a series of research-based, award-winning, and free K-12 life skills curricula that provide educators with tools to teach their students the skills they need to succeed in life. This free app gives you access to hundreds of hours of engaging, activity-based lessons that you can teach anywhere and any time, including advisory periods, group counseling sessions, core content classes, and after-school programs.

With this app, not only do you have access to the entire suite of Overcoming Obstacles curricula and resources—including lessons, standards alignments, and translated activity sheets—but you can also arrange the lessons in any order you choose by creating your own custom curricula.

Overcoming Obstacles covers over 30 topics, including:

- Goal Setting
- Communication
- Decision Making
- Problem Solving
- Conflict Resolution
- College and Career Readiness
- Critical Thinking
- Empathy
- Coping

Overcoming Obstacles is available free, now and forever. Since 1992, over 125,000 educators in 130 countries have taught Overcoming Obstacles to more than 28 million students. Join them today by registering for your free account and together we can ensure that all students learn the skills they need to succeed in life.

What’s New

Version 1.1.6

Interface and navigation improvements. Sub-Lesson feature. Removing Favorites function. Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Rossana Villaflor ,

Absolutely a lifesaver!

This curricula has helped me get through my first year of teaching in a title 1 inner city school. Teaching life skills to my students showed a decrease in incident reports at my school and I noticed more positive interactions between students. After having gone through the activities, like “People Bingo” and “If I Were...”, students were more teachable and began to put their guards down. I learned that there will be good days as well as bad days in teaching, but having Overcoming Obstacles makes a huge difference in changing the climate of my classroom and the school. Thank you, OO!

Matthew Caraballo ,

It’s Essential

Overcoming Obstacles gave me the chance to succeed in the classroom and helped me through my hardships at home while I was in High School. I then became an educator and used overcoming Obstacles life skills curricula to teach my students critical skills such as how to communicate, how to set and achieve goals, and how to manage their emotions. Without the Overcoming Obstacles life skills program I would not be the successful young man I am today!

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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