Educational Resources

Here are a few educational resources for children and young teens. Bookmark this page for use during the school year.

Sometimes even the best of us need some help…

Websites for Homework

Sweet Search is a Better Way to Search the Internet!  Check it out.  It finds academic resources, without all the junk.

InfoPlease Homework

Homework Spot

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper


Library of Congress for Kids and Parents

Kahn Academy

Reverse Dictionary

Internet Public Library for Teens


Reading for pleasure is to the brain what eating broccoli is to the body. It’s the best thing you can do to make progress academically, especially over the summer.

Choosing books for kids is tricky, and in the last decade, a trip to the bookstore has become even more challenging. While some of the very best books for kids have been published in the last decade, there is also an amazing amount of truly trashy, frighteningly awful books being marketed to young teenagers and preteens. So, in an attempt to help kids find great books, I offer you the list that I have compiled for my 7th grade English students.  CLICK HERE

How to read textbooks

Time Magazine for Kids

How Stuff Works


One of the most helpful things you can do for a young student who is struggling in school is to hire a good tutor.  Often, this is the crucial catalyst needed to get a student on the road to independent success in school.  A third party (the tutor) can be just the right voice with the right message at the right time.  I’ve seen it so many times; I’m a big believer in the effectiveness of a good tutor.

Read this article for help in knowing when to get a tutor.


Author: Andy Kerckhoff

I'm a husband, father, teacher. I'm doing my best, wishing I could do better, and trying to help others to effectively lead kids through early adolescence.

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