This empirical manuscript by Kari Arnold provides an interesting perspective of summer school. She explores elementary school teachers' perceptions of their teaching effectiveness, student academic growth, and more. This article is not only great for those interested in the research behind summer school, but it also provides excellent tips and strategies for teachers in general.
This article by Sharon Eghigian does an amazing job of presenting the opportunities that teaching English Language Learners during summer school can provide. The strategies for addressing assessment, differentiation, and more make this article worth bookmarking, but the specific instructional examples and links to additional resources make it worth sharing!
Although designed for secondary or post-secondary students, this infographic by Megan on the York University blog is great for younger students as well. While the tips are useful, they are presented in an informal, easy-to-understand manner that elementary and middle school students can appreciate. This resource is great for posting in the classroom and/or using as discussion springboard at the beginning of the summer session.
This post by Angelos Bollas' is excellent for so many reasons. It is extremely insightful, but the specific suggestions and resources provided are what make this blog post an A+. The comparison of 'regular' school to Summer school is worth bookmarking by itself, but when you consider the other resources included, it makes saving this post for future reference (or sharing it with colleagues) a no-brainer.
Cybraryman does an awesome job with this list of Summer activities and lessons. Not only is there a variety of quality resources but they are also organized into broad categories (writing, crafts, etc.) that make locating the perfect activity as easy as pie.
TeacherVision has compiled an extensive list of summer-themed activities perfect for Summer school. I recommend bookmarking this page because there are several engaging and educational activities/lessons for each content area and grade level perfect for reviewing previously learned material or for introducing new concepts.
The lessons included in this article are amazing! Several different content areas are addressed in truly creative ways What I especially like about this article, however, is that each lesson plan is detailed and contains links to additional related resources. The ideas included here are awesome for Summer school - or any time of year for that matter!
This TeachHub article by Stephanie Wrobleski offers some great advice for making Summer School enjoyable for both teachers and students. The suggestions are insightful, practical, and easy to implement, which is why I recommend this article as the first stop for anyone teaching over the Summer.