Great Courses Company: How To Read and Understand Shakespeare

I was a theater minor at Hillsdale College. When I participated in the Oxford exchange, I travelled to Stratford-Upon-Avon to see several plays. During two of my Hillsdale summer breaks, I travelled with the theater department to the Canadian Stratford Festival.  Shakespeare was central to my liberal arts education. Confession: all that exposure to the … Continue reading Great Courses Company: How To Read and Understand Shakespeare

Great Courses Company: Everyday Engineering

I always knew that houses were complex systems of systems, but I never fully appreciated all of the aspects of engineering that go into making them snug, safe, and efficient. Thanks to Dr. Ressler and The Great Courses Company’s Everyday Engineering course, this non-science mama is now able to appreciate how rain water does not pool … Continue reading Great Courses Company: Everyday Engineering

Audible: Reading With My Ears

As an auditory learner, audiobooks are more than a luxury for me; they are a necessity. Readers of any learning style can benefit from audiobooks, however. While auditory learners are probably going to be streaming classics every free moment that they can get, other learners (moms, dads, and children alike) can still benefit from being read … Continue reading Audible: Reading With My Ears

Great Courses Company: How Colors Affect You

A Resource Review by Sara Masarik This Great Courses Company course, How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals, was absolutely fascinating. Parts of it are very family friendly and parts of it require parental discretion. Depending on the ages of your children and how much exposure you want them to have to the primal instincts … Continue reading Great Courses Company: How Colors Affect You

Great Courses Company: How To Draw

This course, How To Draw, broke my  heart. A phenomenal instructor with excellent technique and compelling style, he truly helped my children (aged 4, 6 and 8 at time of viewing) to understand a considerable amount of drawing technique and appreciation for materials and tools. My kids are not particularly artistic and so their "art" … Continue reading Great Courses Company: How To Draw

The Great Courses are… Great!

A Resource Review Post by Sara Masarik Over 25 years ago, Tom Rollins, a Harvard Law student was unprepared for an exam. He found a videotape series that would help him acquire the material efficiently. When he began to watch the video lecture series, he was surprised, impressed and inspired. The video lectures by Professor … Continue reading The Great Courses are… Great!