An Amazing App to Support Learning about Stars

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As a science teacher and mom, I am always looking for ways to marry technology and the real world, for both my own children and my students. Because if given the opportunity, most kids would choose to play games on a digital device, watch television, or peruse the internet over reading a book or pursuing a hobby. In other words, most would choose what I call “screen time.” And I don’t blame them, the internet can lure me in just as easily and I have certainly been caught watching past seasons of my favorite shows late at night via Netflix. And there are a million great educational websites and shows out there, so why not?

Technology is a great educational tool and absolutely should, when applicable, be a part of any classroom. Technology, however, should not be the focus (unless in a technology classroom) nor the only tool in which children learn. Using technology to supplement the content, where it makes learning easier and retention greater, should be the outcome. And one night, my family and I found where the real world and technology came together in a most amazing way.

Last fall, my children and I went outside, right before bed, to find the moon. The stars were beginning to awake and one by one, we watched them peek out of the night sky. We sat on our deck, our neighbor’s trees encircling us, allowing us to see only what was directly above. We felt protected and as if we were the only ones watching the starry show.

“There’s another one!” squealed my four-year-old.

“What’s that?” asked my seven-year-old.

My husband then pulled out his phone and holding it up to the sky while using the Skyview app, our kids could see the locations of stars, the outline of constellations, each planet in its orbit, and even the space station as it revolved around Earth. They were amazed and what began as a quick trip outside to view the moon, quickly became an hour’s worth of star-gazing, punctuated by squeals, and “Ahhhs,” and “Wow.”

The focus wasn’t the phone, the stars were the stage. The technology allowed us to see what we couldn’t due to distance and brought items in our solar system, located light years away, right down into our hands. We could have talked about the stars and planets we saw and imagined the little dipper as so many have through history, without using the technology, but being able to show my kids the little dipper, knowing they truly could see its image, showing them the space station, looking at the craters on the moon and the rings of Saturn, made the learning so much more powerful.

Teaching, for me, is exposing someone to something new – an idea, a piece of music, a problem, a painting, and then asking questions.

Learning is exploring, thinking, researching, and discussing to answer those questions and add to already existing ideas. When technology does this in such a powerful way, exponential learning can happen.

As a parent and teacher, I cannot ignore technology and its huge presence in our lives. So if I can find a way to use it to expose my kids to something beyond our world, to open their imaginations and allow them to explore, I am all for it. And the best part? The Skyview app is free.

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Steffany Cartellone blogs at www.a-snails-pace.com

My passion for nature began when I was a small kid and our family took fishing trips to Minnesota every summer. Smelling a charcoal grill or the scent of pine needles on a breeze takes me right back to those woods and the wonderful weeks we spent living in them. I love spending time outdoors, a good book, a great glass of wine, and time with my family. You can find me at www.a-snails- pace.com or on Facebook.

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How I Stay Healthy While I Travel

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Today’s post is a guest post from Suncana Selimovic. I love how she gives us some great tips on thinking outside of the box when it comes to health and travel! You will learn more about her in her bio at the bottom. Make sure to visit her blog for more excellent tips! 

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me “Well how do you travel so much and still stay in shape”, I would definitely be a dollar-nair (if that was a word). I was asked to write about travel and I thought “AHA I will unveil my marvelous secrets so I can just direct people to the post I wrote”.

Do you always feel like you need a vacation after a vacation? Most people I talked to feel that way. I used to feel that way once upon a time. I’ll let you in on one of my newfound secrets to traveling and feeling well all at the same time. Let’s not kid ourselves, when you travel and feel like junk you don’t normally take in as much, enjoy as much or just generally want to go home and recoup.

As someone who has been to over 10 countries (fairly recently) and counting, I seem to find myself on the move a few times a year. I love exploring new places and figuring out what the locals do. A long time ago I figured out that when I am traveling and I don’t feel my best I get 50% out of the trip whereas when I am in my go-getter mode I end up seeing and doing everything (and usually then some) when I am not at home.

The key to that feeling is the feeling of home. The things you do every day that makes you feel like you have a sense of routine and you are safe.

Here are my best tips for creating a home away from home

Try to keep your morning as close to home as possible. Let me tell you- I have oil pulled in over 10 countries because that is my morning grounding practice. My boyfriend laughs every time I insist we buy coconut oil as soon as we land in a country (because of my severe coconut addiction but that’s another story!)
Take your supplements/or power greens or coffee for that matter. Take something with you that you know you normally need to get up all bright and bushy tailed in the morning. SO often I find that we skip on that stuff because for some reason we feel “we’re on vacation we should feel great- the greens are for the stressful work week”
Create a few moments of mindfulness. Whatever that means for you. It could mean a walk, it could mean a meditation (just youtube it! You can find any kind of guided meditation to wipe all that anxiety and uncomforted away asap), or it could mean putting on lotion (or in my case coconut oil – yes the addiction runs deep) and just doing it slowly and mindfully. Whatever that means to you… take some mindfulness time.
One of my biggest tricks is to let your body have a bit of a detox. I do a whole series on detox but the point I drill in the most is that our bodies need a break every once in a while. So my general rule of thumb is that for every 7 days I am away I give the body 1-day break. That means I eat all the junk food, I drink all the booze, I send myself into a chocolate coma 6 out of 7 days but that 7th day (usually I try to pick one mid week) I eat some salad, I lay off the booze and I try and make a wiser choice about my chocolate i.e. 99% (can’t go full without that one!)
Last but not least… This should be a no-brainer but Move Your Body! Whatever way that’s possible! It could mean one Sun Salutation in the morning, it could be one quick handstand, it could be a walk or you could be crazy and run 20 km… Whatever floats your boat but do it. Do not just veg out all week long and expect to feel the same as you do when you are home and on with your health game.

Those are my tips and tricks. Don’t they seem like logic? Yea I thought so too but to be honest, until I actually had to explain them to friends and family members I did not think about the stuff that had to be done. I created a grounding health ritual without fully knowing the exact steps I was taking. Now you know how to do it too! When’s your next vacay? Are you planning on utilizing some of these to come back with you #healthgamestrong?? Let me know!

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Suncana Selimovic is a Yoga Tune Up® teacher turned health and fitness blogger who lives in Germany for 6-8 months of the year and Ontario, Canada the other 4-6. She is all about educating people on getting in touch with their bodies so they can perform better (she throws in a bit of sarcasm to boot). It isn’t always about “no pain no gain”, sometimes it’s about knowing the right stuff so you can work smarter. You can catch her brand new blog over at body Connection obsessed where she has a few series going. Every Tuesday she has a health and fitness expert outline their daily habits and on Mondays she explains anatomy in a more down to earth and simple way! You can also find her on any of her social media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

Change in Plans

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This blog was born from a deep need for two things. The first was that our family is not satisfied by our current suburban life and I know others aren’t either. There is a search and desire for that something more, something other than doing life the way we are expected to. The second reason was that I am a writer by nature and I needed an outlet to practice the craft and connect with others. Blogging fills both needs and I can do it from the comfort of my own home. Or Starbucks. Wherever I happen to be, I can blog about it and honestly, that is pretty cool!

 

So far this blog has been a little all over the place. It’s easy for me to see in my own head why I am writing these types of posts and where I am going with the topic. For those who visit, however, it seems a little bit like the topics are not really keeping pace with the whole “learning to live outside of the box” tagline that is making its home at the top of this blog. I’ve requested and gotten feedback from people who know blogging very well and they confirmed the lack of cohesiveness that I knew deep down was happening. I spent a few days a little down about the whole thing, discouraged.

 

I’ll spare you the melodramatic thoughts I entertained and instead would just like to say that The Caffeinated Wander will now be a homeschooling-focused blog. I will still be using my three main sub-topics: reading, education (obviously!), and travel. This frees me up to do a little more with what I write about and helps the wonderful people who visit here – hello! – know what they can expect to read while here. Beyond that, I am working hard designing a more aesthetically pleasing look that is more consistent across the board. Plans for the future are also written down for me to work forward to and I will be excited to share those when the time comes.

 

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3 Terrific Books for Curious, Nature Loving People

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One of my kids adores animals and bugs and all things great outdoors. At not even two, I caught her studying small insects on a tree for at least 15 minutes. She just stared and stared at it, storing into her brain the way it moved and looked, and what it did. As she got older, she devoured books about animals and bugs. She still goes off on her own for hours to read and randomly shares the knowledge she has learned with us. She surprises me often, answering a question we have about something, all from remembering what she has read in her books.

I asked her to pick her top three favorite animal and nature books. She has dozens of them but it was not a hard choice for her. The first book in this list she has read multiple times, cover to cover. The last two she got for her birthday last year and they are really beautiful books. The pictures alone are enough reason to add these selections to the shelves in your home.

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Smithsonian Super Nature Encyclopedia, Derek Harvey

Oh my goodness, my daughter has read this oodles of times. The binding is falling apart and the pages are starting to look well-loved on the ends. This is the one book she would pick if she had to for a deserted island. The headers on each page are made to be attention getting. “Fussiest Eater” and “Beach Bulldozer” and “Greatest Artist” are rather sensationalist but they are useful for drawing in kids who might otherwise not be interested in this subject matter. Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates are covered, with interesting facts on how they live, move, and sense things.

 

Animalium, Katie Scott and Jenny Broom

The front of this book has a ticket-looking sticker with the words “Welcome to the Museum: Admit All” printed on it. This is a great hint at what is inside this book. When you open this book, the beautiful illustrations are museum quality. The intent is to make you feel as if you were actually at a natural history museum, but without having to leave your home. Of course, I am all for experiencing life, but if you are unable to visit a museum, this book is a welcome alternative. Inside are 6 visual and written galleries that showcase invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The descriptions are short and to the point, with just enough information to whet the appetite and perhaps provide the push to do more digging around on one’s own.

 

 

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the Natural World, Julia Rothman

This book is amazing! I love the feel and look of it. You could truly use this as a science curriculum for the younger years. It is a great overview of our world and makes learning interesting and beautiful. Those who do any kind of nature journaling will appreciate the illustrations and the occasional cursive writing entries. This book covers so much! Layers of the art, neighborhood animals, insects, flowers, birds, ecosystems, trees. If your child cannot read cursive writing, you will need to help them with some pages, but there is so much here for any person of any age to enjoy. I cannot recommend this book enough. I love it (I bet you can tell, huh?).

I’m always in search of great nature and animal books for my kiddos. If you have any recommendations, please share below in the comments. Thank you!

Why I Choose Interesting Experiences Instead of Things

Why I Choose Experience Over Things

 

Life is so much more about adventure and exploring than it is about stuff. That is what I believe deep down. Yet I find that I get caught up in society’s expectations to get more by working more. Are we often measured by our ability to own the latest and greatest? I believe so.

For quite a while we’ve been too stuff orientated and not focused enough on choosing to spend our money on doing things together. This idea of experiences instead of things is new to our family and we are not the only ones.  The Washington Post has reported that even though gas prices are low, the expected uprise in shopping has not occurred and one of the reasons may be that Americans are choosing to do things rather than buy things. Likewise, I’ve taken active steps to changing this from a consumer-driven family culture to an experienced-based one and this is why:

I hate clutter

Oh my word, I hate clutter. Detest, despise, loathe. When stuff is everywhere and making a home of my floors, counters, and other surfaces, I’m emotionally anxious. Truly, I feel anxious and overwhelmed when things are not in order. Kids and clutter kind of go hand in hand and there are oodles of posts and pins on how to deal with that. I’m not going into that here. Instead, I choose to get rid of the clutter by not having it in the first place. When it comes to gift-giving time I have to make choices: are these items I’m about to buy going to end up in the back of a closet or toy box by the end of the week? If the answer is “probably so!” then I am better off not buying it altogether or looking for an alternative. Other than clothing and household necessities – coffee pot! – is this something I want to spend time picking up off of the floor?

Exception:

I do buy lots of books that I know will end up on the floor. We have so many surfaces, floors included, where books are found in our home, and that is okay with me! Books found everywhere mean that my kids or I have been reading. I’ll never say no to that!

Memories mean more to me

We spent last weekend going through toys. So much was thrown away or set aside for donation. When birthdays or Christmas come, do I give a lot or do I intentionally give thought to what this item I’m about to give my loved one is really, truly for? Is it just so that I can say that I gave them one more thing, something more to unwrap? Maybe. If so, could I instead give them something that will create meaningful memories? These experiences do not have to be expensive. Taking yourself on a day trip to a museum or your significant other on a hike and picnic are ways to make memories without breaking the piggy bank. A movie and dinner with your child, talking and enjoying each other one on one, is something you will both remember and will build a relationship. In March, I was able to take my daughter to Walt Disney World for a few days for her birthday. This time together was amazing and meaningful and we will always remember it.

My goal is to learn

Here’s the thing: experiences are excellent teachers. No, really, they are. There may be some groaning here. I might be called a stickler for learning or just plain boring. Not everything I do is about learning – we do have lots of fun around here – but using our brains and exercising is something I’m passionate about. Whether the experience was good or bad, it’s a guarantee that something was learned by going through it. And inevitably, when we experience life through making or going or doing, you will learn a lot! I would rather spend time going and doing rather than shopping. Things can teach but hands-on interaction can do so much more!

What do you think? Do you feel that experiences are more important than things? Has your life changed in a way that supports memorable times?

3 Remarkable Reasons for Reading School Out Loud

3 Remarkable Reasons for Reading School Out Loud

 

Learning generally involves a lot of writing. Maybe it isn’t handwritten, but maybe on a board or computer? (I almost wrote typewriter. Hello!) We also tend to sit quietly and read internally whatever we are trying to learn from. Is this the best way of learning? Do we find ourselves at a mental roadblock because we just cannot understand what we are trying to learn? If it involves a book of any kind, textbook or not, why not say the work out loud instead?

Saying things out loud gives our brains something new to do

Yes, we can mix up our school hours a little differently by moving around or playing games, but what if neither of those options is available? Maybe your child or yourself is finding it hard to really concentrate on the subject at hand. New concepts can be difficult for us to grasp when we are looking at seemingly endless words and it isn’t connecting the first time – or second or third!

That’s okay. Give your kid’s brain something new to do by having them do their school work out loud. This really is not a radical idea but it isn’t something we think about naturally. One example from our household is grammar. Grammar is a subject that we do in easy, incremental steps. In my mind, it’s pretty cut and dry, but for my kids, these are new ideas and rules they are learning. It can seem overwhelming trying to understand how our language works and how to apply it properly. There have been occasional tears over this and that is my cue to gently say “Why don’t we do our grammar lesson out loud instead of writing it?” My kids are always eager to do this; grammar becomes somewhat of a game and our brains are given something new to do.

Doing work out loud builds relationships

Huh? Builds relationships? Yes! When my children and I move from sitting down together and looking at a text to putting the text down and looking at each other, we are interacting on a different level. When we look at each other while reciting helping verbs, we are also speaking to each other instead of focusing on a book. I’d like to say that any prior frustrating melts away – it doesn’t always – but many problems seem to diminish because learning alone becomes learning together. Reading out loud forces me to look the other person in the eye. I’m reminded of their learning style and personality and can change the way we are approaching school that day quickly. Reading silently from a book does not do that.

Out loud means we are remembering more

Everyone has different ways of memorization. One way my kids and I learn to memorize is by saying out loud what we need to remember. When you do school orally, you are using the same method. You are not necessarily repeating the same thing over and over again – though, with grammar lessons, that would not surprise me! – but you are adding one more step to the learning process. A person remembers what they say out loud more than they will remember what they might read in passing. It really doesn’t matter what we are learning about. It will more than likely be remembered easily as you verbally express it.

Bonus tip: With anything that involves a list, especially something such as grammar, sing the list out loud with a well-known melody. “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a pretty good one for this.

Any way that school happens, there are going to be times when how things are usually done just come full stop. This doesn’t mean that learning has to end. Maybe something just needs to be mixed up and done differently. Read the school work out loud instead of just reading it quietly. This gives our brains a break by doing something new, builds relationships, and helps us remember the subject matter.

Do you like learning out loud? Have you tried it yourself or with your kids? If not, give it a try and let me know how it goes. Comment below or contact me from that little email icon up to the top right.

Easy Ways to Get out of the End-of-School-Year-Blahs

End-Of-School-Year Blahs
Is it only me or does the last month of school feel like the longest? February is extremely long but May feels like an eternity. Here are some of my tried-and-true easy ways to get out of the end-of-school-year blahs. I use these in order to finish the school year with somewhat more than a limping advance across the finish line. Only somewhat, mind you.

Different place, different space!

Sometimes I envy those parents who include this tip in their own educational rut resources because it usually involves something like “Oh, I just take my kids to the coffee shop and they do their school there while I sip on a cappuccino.” Or, “We school at the library once or twice a week.” Goodness, I am so not in that time of my life – and that’s cool – but for now, I’ve decided that coffee houses and libraries aside, we can still switch it up. Beyond just moving our educational activities from the table, my kids and I find ourselves learning all over the house. When the toddler has so much energy and it’s raining outside, we’ll put her mattress on the ground in her room and let her jump off of it while we sit in there and read history or discuss fallacies. We might also go outside if it isn’t too hot and the mosquitoes aren’t out yet. (Which they totally are and spring is gone and summer is already here. Side-eye at you, Texas!)

Game on!

I also have to remember that my kids are also feeling the end-of-the-school-year antsy dance. Don’t tell anyone, but there may also be a bit of grumpiness during the day, mixed in with the question: HOW many more days till the end of school? This signals to me that its time to momentarily put down our school books and pick up a game. One of my older kids’ favorites is Blokus. We’ve played it so many times, I feel as if I might start dreaming in little red, green, yellow, and blue shapes. We might pull out the Lego pieces with my little girls and build something for 15 minutes. I’ve even handed a Xbox controller to one of my kids and said: “Game on for 10 minutes!” It is really all about switching the moment up, just for a little while, doing something different. We find it easier and the participants more willing when we get back to the task at hand.

Routine switcheroo!

Ah. This one is the hardest! I am a stickler for routines. My personality thrives on some kind of routine and my kids are used to the ones we have created over the years. But there have been times when we’ve had to switch it up a bit. Right now, we do the bulk of academic work in the morning, before my two-year-old’s nap time. We like to have the afternoon’s free to play or do our read-alouds or read alone or exercise. But there are definitely mornings where the grumpy comes out and fighting and complaining and whining – oh my! – overpower any desire to do school work. That’s okay. That’s life. It means that schoolwork might happen later, after lunch, when the toddler is napping and the day is a bit quieter and lunch has perked us all up a bit.

If you are stuck in end-of-school-year doldrums, try these tips out and see if they help. Do YOU change-up your school days in any way to get out of a rut? Share them in the comments section.

What Does Living Outside of the Box Mean to Me?

What is outside-of-the-box living?

If you and I were to meet each other one day for coffee, you might ask me what it is I do for a living. Without a doubt, I would tell you about what I spend most of my time doing: motherhood and home education. I would share about how I own a business that encourages people to learn to live outside of the box. You would instantly know what being a full-time mom is and what homeschooling is. Yet, outside-of-the-box thinking can mean different things from person to person.

Now, you and I are not sitting across from each other while enjoying a coffee hour, but I can still give you my definition for what outside of the box living means to me. When communicating in any kind of relationship, it is helpful to know just what exactly that other person means when they use specific words. So. Since you are here, visiting my blog – and thank you so very much, by the way – I’ll give you my definition. This way you will know exactly what I mean.

Living outside of the box, for me, is choosing to do things that are beneficial to me and my family, whether they conform to outside expectations or not. It means that we homeschool at this point, not because we think we are superior and are anti-public/private school (we most definitely are not!), but because we have evaluated what is best for our family and have made the decision that this is what we need to do at this point.

It flows to other things, like how we choose our time, or how we make plans. We can buy many gifts for each other when birthdays and Christmas come. Or we can save up and give each other experiences. It means wandering (yep, that’s where the wanderer part of The Caffeinated Wanderer comes from). Our lives can hurry by in long commutes and hours in buildings if we let them. Or we can choose to go outdoors and guard our time with thoughtful purpose.

I have mentioned that one way I encourage my children to live outside of the box is to do school wherever they need to. It can be at the dining table or school room table if they so choose. They can lay down on the floor or stand up at the counter. They might build a blanket fort with the coffee table and grab a flashlight to read. These are perfect examples of outside-of-the-box living.

Another huge way this lifestyle is different is also the hardest: we have to accept change. We have to be okay with moving on to Plan B, or, C, G, and maybe even Z! The status quo is often what I want to move away from. If I want to learn and create and give my kids experiences and support my husband in what he does, the process is so often about taking the time to sit for just a few minutes and checking if our current way of living is healthy for all involved. Sometimes, yes, we are chugging along pretty well, but oftentimes I might see that too much screen time, or even too much book time, is causing us to miss the beauty of being outside.

So, after sitting together with you and enjoying our preferred caffeinated beverage, I would tell you that outside-of-the-box thinking means choosing a different way of doing things when necessary to live life to the fullest. Our family is just beginning to live this way and oftentimes it is difficult for each member of our family to know exactly what that means for them. But we are learning to enjoy those small moments and figure out how to duplicate them more often. And it is so fulfilling.

Be sure to come back next week to find out my two biggest resources when it comes to outside-of-the-box living.

Now that I’ve shared with you my definition of outside-of-the-box thinking, would you please share what that term means to you? Have you decided to live intentionally and without a care about what societal norms would have you do? If not, what kinds of things would you like to change now that may require outside-of-the-box thinking?

Celebrate Shakespeare with these 10 Awesome Resources

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As an adult, I find myself wanting to learn more about the people and concepts that I did not appreciate when I was younger. One of these people is Shakespeare and his myriad of plays. Tomorrow, April 23, 2016, is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Young or old, now is a great time to learn more about this famous bard who contributed mightily to our English language through his plays.

  1. How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, Ken Ludwig – Now, I know that this title talks about teaching children, but this resource is really helpful for anyone who wants a cursory way to begin to understand how to understand Shakespeare.
  2. My Shakespeare Pinterest board – Our family will be dubbing the summer months as Shakespeare Summer. In order to keep handy all of the online resources available to us as we study the bard and his plays, I’ve created a board to pin everything I find helpful.
  3. Videos – Libraries are more than just books. My library has quite a few of his plays on DVD available. I learn more efficiently through visual resources and so I feel these will be very helpful for me.
  4. Read-Aloud Revival – Sarah Mackenzie and Ken Ludwig have put together a free 5-page guide to help teach children about Shakespeare. Be sure and click the link to see a short video Sarah made on the Read-Aloud Revival Facebook page to learn more.
  5. Helpful linksShakespeare Online, Shakespeare for Kids, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare are great places to start your Shakespearean education and are easy to access.
  6. Digital Theatre Plus – If you can’t see a Shakespeare play in person, Digital Theatre Plus offers schools and homeschoolers some of them that are excellent. A one-year subscription is pricey at $200, but you can sign up for a 14-day free trial or take advantage of Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op to get a 62% percent savings.
  7. Shakespeare in the Park – if you live in or near a large city, chances are this summer will find local actors giving life to Shakespeare’s play in of your local parks. Make use of your city’s website to see what offerings are coming up.
  8. Visit – Now, obviously we can’t all head to London on a moment’s notice to take a tour of Shakespeare’s homes or see a play with the Royal Shakespeare Company. But if you happen to be in the area, how wonderfully educational would it be to be as up close and personal to where Shakespeare lived and worked?
  9. Apps – iTunes offers several Shakespeare apps. Two that I personally have on my iPhone right now are Swipespeare  and the William Shakespeare Collection – All Works. Check with iTunes or Stitcher to see what appeals to you.
  10. Approaching Shakespeare Podcast – I don’t know about you, but I love podcasts. While I am running or cooking or working, I try and listen to educational podcasts that will keep my brain learning something new. The Approaching Shakespeare Podcast focuses on single plays with a lecture from Oxford University.

I hope this list has been helpful. Please feel free to list your favorite learning resources in the comments!