Learning Extends Beyond The Classroom

Welcome to the Boston Partners in Education resources page, a source for online resources that can provide additional support for our academic mentees, mentors, family members and teachers. Whether you’re looking to provide your mentee with additional material during your sessions, learn new strategies and approaches to supporting students in the classroom, or simply review school concepts, you can find the specific materials you need to prepare right here.

Find The Resource For You

To get started, click on one of our three service opportunities (Motivate, Accelerate, Aim High), or on one of our other resource tabs below. From there, you will find helpful links organized by grade level and subject matter, including materials in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), reading, writing and social emotional learning, to help you get the most out of your mentoring experience. 

As you explore, please let us know how these resources are useful as tools supporting academic mentees in the classroom or beyond.  Also, let us know about any other great resources you have discovered. We will continue to review, update and expand this resources page to include online sites as well as downloadable documents, tools, powerpoints, webinars and materials from trainings and workshops.  

Send Resource Page Feedback to:  bostonpartners@bostonpartners.org


Resources By Program

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Motivate (Grades Pre-K-2)
Math

  • Khan Academy Educational activities, step-by-step videos, and practice tests for Early Math students grades K-2.
  • Kid Sites – Links to fun, educational websites for grades K-5, child development resources for parents, and curriculum materials for teachers.
  • A+ Math – Free math worksheets, games, flashcards, interactive activities, and “Homework Helper” for grades K-5.
  • IXL Math – Questions, activities, and real-world scenarios for math students in grades Pre-K to 12.
  • Homework Spot – Free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorials in one high-utility, educational spot.

English Language Arts

  • Really Good Stuff – Designed for elementary age students, these reading sites are both free and kid-friendly.
  • Book Adventure – Online collection of books for grades K-8. Includes easy search engine, offline use, and reading quizzes, and prizes.
  • Reading Rockets  Information and activities about all aspects of reading, with sections dedicated to Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Aloud, Motivation, and more.  
Accelerate (Grades K-8)
Math
  • Khan Academy  Educational activities, step-by-step videos, and practice tests for students grades K-8, focusing on pre-algebraic concepts.
  • Student Guide – Collection of online math resources and activities broken down by math topic. There is also a collection of online math game websites.
  • Discovery Education – Free, award-winning K-12 digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and professional learning community for students, teachers, and parents.
  • A+ Math – Free math worksheets, games, flashcards, interactive activities, and “Homework Helper” for grades K-5.
  • English Language Arts

    • K-12 Interactive Reading – Links to free interactive reading sites and English Language Arts resources for grades K-12.
    • Teacher Vision – Free worksheets, graphic organizers, assessment forms, quizzes, games, activities, classroom management tools, lesson plans, bulletin board ideas, whiteboard-compatible digital books, and hundreds of supplementary videos.
    • Reading Rockets – Information and activities about all aspects of reading, with sections dedicated to Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Aloud, Motivation, and more.
    • Adolescent Literacy – Resources and hot topics in literacy, classroom strategies, and common core videos for grades 4-8.
    • BPS History and Social Studies Department – This is a collection of curriculum spotlights that provide curated resource collections based upon monthly themes or concepts, including book suggestions for some topics.

    Aim High (Grades 9-12)
    Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (S.T.E.M.)

    • Khan Academy – Educational activities, step-by-step videos, and practice tests for STEM students grades K-12.
    • Math Planet – Comprehensive math courses in Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry. Also includes prepared practice tests for the SAT and ACT.
    • Math on Video – Instructional math videos featuring a variety of teachers explaining the same lesson in different ways.
    • Math Help – Lessons, formulas, online calculators and homework help for high school and college math students.
    • BPS Science Department – High School Science MCAS Information and Resources, including content review materials for Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Technology/Engineering.

    English Language Arts

    • ELA/Independent Reading/Homework Help – Links to free online English Language Arts resources, including dictionaries, literary criticisms, short stories, study guides, and games for grades K-12.
    • Khan Academy – Educational activities, step-by-step videos, and practice tests for Arts and Humanities students grades 9-12, including sections on US and World History, Grammar, and AP classes.
    • Adolescent Literacy – Resources and articles about hot topics in adolescent literacy, classroom strategies, and college prep for grades 9-12.
    • BPS History and Social Studies Department – This is a collection of curriculum spotlights that provide curated resource collections based upon monthly themes or concepts.


    Mentoring Skills 

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    Social and Emotional Learning

    • TeachHub.com – A comprehensive collection of relevant and up-to-date K-12 education news and editorials. For teachers, by teachers.
    • Behavior at School – List of resources and best practices to support children with disabilities in respect to their behavior at school.
    • He Just Doesn’t Want to Learn! A Research-Based Workshop on Improving Students’ Motivation – Anyone who has worked with students knows how important it is that they are energized and engaged with their learning, and research confirms that motivation to learn is one of the strongest predictors of students’ achievement. These slides from our interactive workshop discuss what it means to be motivated to learn and review strategies you can use with your students to help improve their motivation. Slides created and presented by Emily Rosenzweig
    • BPS Office of Social Emotional Learning and Wellness – This is a list of helpful links and documents around supporting students with topics such as trauma, strong emotions, natural disaster, bullying, and more.


    Best Practices for Mentors and Teachers 

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    For Mentors
    Support Documents

    For Teachers
    Support Documents

    • Teachers Working With Mentors – Tips for teachers on how to build and sustain a working relationship with mentors that are matched with students in their classrooms.
    • Policies and Procedures – List of requirements and expectations of teachers working with Boston Partners in Education and the mentors.

    Webinars