Students Resources for an Awesome Summer!

It's summer and the living is easy. Or is it?

While school might be closed, you might have summer assignments to complete. Or you want to get a jump on the next school year. 


Or your summer is so long and you don't know how to spend your time. Ugh - boredom.

I've got you covered! I have ideas for summer activities, to get work done, and maybe get some learning done. Just maybe.

Summer Resources and Ideas

summer resources
5 Ways to Ease the Transition into the New School Year
It’s the night before the first day of school. You’re a bit nervous, but also excited. Tomorrow you get to[...]
10 Amazing 2021 Summer Reads for Teens and Adults
I have been a reading machine through the pandemic. ‘Cause what else was there to do?? We’re talking 2-4 books[...]
Diverse Summer Reading 2020 Recommendations for Teens
Even though I live in Colorado, I am not the most outdoorsy of people. Most of my summers growing up[...]
How to Best Prepare for Junior Year This Summer
I ❤️ high school juniors. I’ve taught 8-12 grade, but 11th grade is my jam. Juniors are close enough to[...]
Summer 2020 Bucket List for Teens: Have Fun Safely
The strangest spring is about to become the oddest summer in memory. While most of us are no longer under[...]
Summer Procrastination: How to Avoid It This Year
Every summer break I had great plans. I was going to work out every day, paint my condo, read all[...]
How to Conduct a Family Oral History
I recently had a question pop into my head about my great-grandmother’s confectionary (a sweets and food store) that she[...]
How to Learn on Vacation – And Still Have Fun
A few years ago, I visited Niagara Falls with friends. On the Canadian side, I spotted a small history museum[...]
50+ Fun Summer Activities for Teens & Tweens
Is there anything better than summer vacation? Long days, warm nights, and nothing to do. I always loved summer break[...]
What I’m Reading This Summer (And You Should, Too)
My one-year-old daughter is nicknamed the “Destroyer of Books.” She puts everything, including books, in her mouth. And proceeds to[...]
How to Spend the Summer Before Senior Year
When I was teaching, my goal was to only have 2 crying kids per semester. I’m a sympathetic crier, so[...]
Help Your Teen Have a Fun & Productive Summer
School’s out for summer! As both a student and a teacher I looked forward to summer vacation, probably even more[...]
Why Summer is the Best Time for Tutoring
I’ve taught summer school several times and really enjoyed it. And even my students seemed to enjoy it. Why? Because[...]
Why Teens Absolutely Need to Get a Summer Job
Looking back on my teen summers, my memories are . . . pretty hazy. All right, I don’t remember much[...]
3 Reasons Summer Assignments are the Worst
I’m not going to mince words here - I hate summer assignments. I mean, really hate them. I’ve completed them[...]
3 Reasons Why Teens Need to Volunteer
I can’t draw, but boy can I paint. Paint by numbers, that is. I was volunteering at a Washington, DC[...]

What are you doing this summer? Let me know in the comments below!