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Poor Academic Progress. Ditmas I.S. 62 Mrs. Hennelly. Problem -What is an obstacle? . Turn and talk with your partner Define obstacle. Something that obstructs progress Dictionary.com. Have you ever felt like this?. I can’t take it anymore!. There’s just too much work!.

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poor academic progress

Poor Academic Progress

Ditmas I.S. 62

Mrs. Hennelly

problem what is an obstacle
Problem -What is an obstacle?
  • Turn and talk with your partner
  • Define obstacle
  • Something that obstructs progress
                • Dictionary.com
have you ever felt like this
Have you ever felt like this?

I can’t take it anymore!

There’s just too much work!

Do you feel like there are too many things standing in your way?

evidence test scores
Evidence- test scores
  • Not motivated
  • Homework is not completed
  • Students come to school late
  • Fighting with friends
  • Peer pressure

Consequences of the problem

causes what are some obstacles faced by students
Causes – What are some obstacles faced by students?
  • Live in shelters
  • Faced with bullying
  • English is not spoken at home
  • No consequences at school or home for behavior
solutions who else has faced obstacles
Solutions – Who else has faced obstacles?

What obstacles were standing in her way?

solutions how do people overcome obstacles
Solutions – How do people overcome obstacles?
  • Read the nonfiction article on an influential African American.
  • Complete the worksheetwith your group to identify the obstacles and solutions.

Name_____________________________________ Date_________

  • Overcoming Obstacles Worksheet
  • Title of Article___________________________________________
  • What obstacles did he/she face? How was he she able to overcome this?
solution complete a venn diagram comparing your obstacles with those of your research topic
Solution – Complete a Venn Diagram comparing your obstacles with those of your research topic



new policies
New Policies
  • How can our school help students to deal with obstacles facing students in order to improve test scores?