The Great Courses

-The_Great_Courses_Library_ShelfIf you are a lifelong learner or know someone who is, I recommend The Great Courses which are a series of college-level audio and video courses. The Teaching Company produces and distributes over 500 of them. Notable instructors and experts create the wide variety of interesting and entertaining lectures. The categories range from English literature, philosophy, science, photography, history, art, astronomy, health, electronics, etc. No exams, no homework, and no prerequisites are involved.

I enjoy the CDs so I can listen in the car during my commute. The videos can be viewed on TV, laptop, tablet, whatever is convenient. They are available through streaming and some are on Netflix. I receive their catalogs that offer discounts. The most recent one has 75% off on any order until December 4th. Or you can go to their website:

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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

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