Tales of the nontraditional

Teaching and learning in retirement.  From The Las Vegas Sun News.

92-year-old instructor embodies UNLV’s lifelong learning program
“Was anyone else alive during the Great Depression? Just me?” 
Ruth Elliott grinned at her students, who had exploded with laughter. Elliott, who will turn 92 in July and describes herself as being in her 92nd year of life, simply shrugged. 
Her question wasn't completely out of left field. Her class was entirely composed of retired and semiretired people, all of them at least 50 years old. 
The nonagenarian — who has six children, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren — is the oldest instructor at UNLV's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a learning program for retirees who want to continue their education.


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