Sunday, August 22, 2010

Knowledge is power...and free!

                                                                    By Trina Boice

Can you believe it’s BACK TO SCHOOL time already? While some parents are celebrating the idea of a quiet, clean house during school hours, others are sad to leave behind the carefree fun of summer spent with their children. My kids think I’m crazy because I absolutely love the smell and anticipation of opening up a new textbook.

For parents who are just a bit envious of their children’s opportunity to learn new things at school, I have a goldmine of resources for you! The following web sites include thousands of video lectures from some of the world’s top scholars! Knowledge nirvana! And they’re all FREE!

One of my favorite quotes, and one worth teaching your children, is:
“The more you read, the more you know.
The more you know, the smarter you grow.
The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice
When speaking your mind or making your choice!”

Courses include detailed lecture notes, a calendar of teading assigned for each class and a description of major assignments.
Offers student-made documentaries about social issues as well as a list of weekly readings.
Professors Martin Evans and Marsh McCall lecture on great works by Virgil to Voltaire.
Berkeley's lectures online
Alternate site of Berkeley's lectures.

If anyone is interested in Entrepreneurship and learning more about what it takes to own or run a business, I highly recommend the Standford eCorner ( ) or the Harvard business school ( ) podcasts. Both are great resources that provide outstanding insight into running your own business.   Others include:


Sister Thrifty a/k/a Trina Boice


Anne Bradshaw said...

Love these links. Thanks so much for sharing, Trina. These are keepers.