For some students summer vacation means relaxing by the pool or having a summer job for pocket money. For others it means getting ready for the next school year with summer math packets and reading lists. On a rainy day or when recuperating from a sun burn, students should take a moment to watch some TED Talks geared toward K-12 students. From offering advice on how to deal with bullying to learning how to make your mark on this world at a young age, TED Talks are a valuable, free resource for students.

This summer we’ve been taking a look at TED Talks that everyone should watch over break–from teachers and parents to college students and school administrators. Be sure to read the other editions.

  1. Shane Koyczan: To This Day … for the Bullied and Beautiful
    By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and different. “To This Day,” Shane’s spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video. In this Talk, Shane gives a live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.

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Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.