Yearly Archives: 2013

Podcast #253: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 4 of 4, Advanced Strategies and Review)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Four: Advanced Strategies and Review What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show concludes a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication or NVC, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: (Darrell's Notes) Statements and Phrases to Help Generate Connection Here's a strategy for designing greater empathetic and intellectual effectiveness (as defined above) in one's own life: Internal Intellectual Equilibrium & Internal Empathetic Equilibrium is desired, designed, engineered and created. “Splinters of ...

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Podcast #252: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 3 of 4, Helpful Metaphors and Methods)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Three: Helpful Metaphors and Methods What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show continues a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: (Darrell's Notes) Relevant Metaphors: 1. Splinters in the Mind: Mental Splinters are composed of the dependence and exclusive use of the informal logical fallacies as methods of making important decisions. Emotional Splinters are composed of emotional “wounds” or emotions that indicate values and ...

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The Scientific Management of America, Part 2 (Best of Gatto, Episode Nine)

Part eight in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Two: An Angry Look At Modern Schooling, Section 5: "Bad Character As A Management Tool," Section 6: "An Enclosure Movement For Children," and Section 8: "Occasional Letter Number One" Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section ...

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Podcast #251 (Supplemental): Conspiracy Theorists Vs. Skeptics – Brett On ALP Live

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOPTIONAL show! This is my recent appearance on the ALP Live Show. Hosts Ali and Ellen invited me to discuss the topics of conspiracy theories, skepticism, and historical research. The Agenda: -I point out Penn and Teller's bullshit on their show, Bullshit -the utility of conspiracy theories -Libertarian dismissal of conspiracy -Let's change the language: forensics (both groups) now we may be avoid to avoid confirmation bias -Forensic science (often known as forensics) is the scientific method of gathering and examining information. -confirmation bias - you don't decide what makes the most convenient story and then go to look for evidence to back it up, like the 9/11 Commission did! -JFK, the revolutionary -Building ...

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Full Video – Live Sestercentepisodic Gala

(A/V CLUB) A four-hour long, fake celebration of a show that is not even our 250th. Recorded live on 12-11-13. 250a: Live Sestercentepisodic Gala, Part 1 - GTD Challenges and Solutions Voices include long-time supporters and friends, Osborne and Brian. Tony Myers calls in to discuss GTD (David Allen's Getting Things Done) principles, as well as integrating Evernote and Outlook. Lister Cameron also joins the conversation at the end. 250b: Live Sestercentepisodic Gala, Part 2 - More On Sustainable Living and Permaculture, Aftershow Part 2: Voices include long-time supporters and friends, Osborne and Brian. This installment includes a fascinating (in my opinion) discussion about agricultural history, practices and sustainability. Skip to the After School Sucks Special

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Podcast #250b: Live Sestercentepisodic Gala, Part 2 – More On Sustainable Living and Permaculture

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA fake celebration of a show that is not even our 250th. Recorded live. Part 2: Voices include long-time supporters and friends, Osborne and Brian. This installment includes a fascinating (in my opinion) discussion about agricultural history, practices and sustainability. -the 3 Ds of agriculture (drudgery, diesel, design) -what are we eating? -GMOs, food labeling, "Pure" honey -Paul Wheaton, permies.com -what can food growers learn from Mother Nature/forest ecology -hugelkultur -the magic of mushrooms? -chicken shit-fed tilapia -aquaponics -Doomsday Preppers and violent hordes preparing to replace the state -every garden needs a chicken -how schooling distorts the "free" market Bumper Music: "Look Around" Formidable Vegetable Sound System Look Closer: Sovereign Living Blog - http://sovereignliving.com/ ...

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The Scientific Management of America, Part 1 (Best of Gatto, Episode Eight)

Part eight in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Two: An Angry Look At Modern Schooling, Section 3: "The Geneticist's Manifesto" (pg.59) and Section 4: "Participatory Democracy Put To The Sword" (pg.60) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio ...

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Podcast #250a: Live Sestercentepisodic Gala, Part 1 – GTD Challenges and Solutions

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA fake celebration of a show that is not even our 250th. Recorded live. Voices include long-time supporters and friends, Osborne and Brian. Osborne discusses his initial challenges with GTD implementation. Tony Myers calls in to discuss GTD principles, as well as integrating Evernote and Outlook. Lister Cameron also joins the conversation at the end. Discussed Today: -The Secret Weapon -The importance of a capture device -email overload eating mental RAM? -Evernote and MS Outlook -Our professional organizational histories -dealing with unplanned meetings, interuptions -finding serenity in what might seem like chaos -Observation and identification -Your mind, the computer: what programs are running in the background? The GTD Flowchart: Look Closer: David Allen, Getting ...

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Podcast #249: Some Small Steps Toward Sovereign Living (with John Bush)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we are joined by John Bush of the "Sovereign Living" reality TV series. John and I discuss connecting with the community through gardening, peaceful parenting, home education and self-sufficient/natural living. We also cover the personal and emotional rewards of escaping from politics, the rat race and social media. Enjoy! Look Closer: The Sovereign Living Reality Show - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sovereign-living-reality-show The Sovereign Living Blog - http://sovereignliving.com/ Tragedy and Hope - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/ The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers - http://www.gbt.org/text/sayers.html School Sucks Podcast Series: Presence and Productivity - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/presence-and-productivity/ Parents For Liberty - http://parentsforliberty.org/

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An Important and Urgent Message From Brett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis transmission will disappear on January 1st, 2014. Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option for you... Join the A/V Club! $6.00/Month Join the A/V Club! $9.00/Month Join the A/V Club! $12/Month

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Podcast #248: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 2 of 4, Process)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Two: Process What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show continues a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: -The who, what, where and when of NVC -One of the whys - anxiety reduction -how the NVC process connects to the Trivium method -Observation, discussed in detail -Feelings, discussed in detail -Needs, Motivating Factors, discussed in detail -Requests, discussed in detail -"The worst sentence in ...

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JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary T&H Roundtable (mp3)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(A/V Club) November 22, 2013, With Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole, Richard Grove and Ben Zanfagna JFK + 50: What do we know? Asking relevant questions, finding substantial answers… examining the credible evidence that exists, highlighting the omissions of the Warren Report and the Commissions Official Story, taking steps to verify facts, dismiss contradictions, and build out meaningful connections; so that we can attain higher degrees of certainty and understanding of this historic event. Notes & References: (Article) The State of the Evidence, The Evidence of the State by Edward Jay Epstein Lyndon B. Johnson John Connally (Video) Gov Connally: If Americans knew what I know, they’d revolt Billy Sol Estes (Article) Billie Sol Estes, ...

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JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary T&H Roundtable (Full Video)

(A/V Club) November 22, 2013, With Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole, Richard Grove and Ben Zanfagna JFK + 50: What do we know? Asking relevant questions, finding substantial answers… examining the credible evidence that exists, highlighting the omissions of the Warren Report and the Commissions Official Story, taking steps to verify facts, dismiss contradictions, and build out meaningful connections; so that we can attain higher degrees of certainty and understanding of this historic event.   Notes & References: (Article) The State of the Evidence, The Evidence of the State by Edward Jay Epstein Lyndon B. Johnson John Connally (Video) Gov Connally: If Americans knew what I know, they’d revolt Billy Sol Estes (Article) Billie Sol Estes, Texas Con Man Whose Fall ...

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Extending Childhood (Best of Gatto, Episode Seven)

Part seven in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Two: An Angry Look At Modern Schooling, Section Two: "Extending Childhood" (pg.58) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, ...

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Podcast #247: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 1 of 4, Purpose and Definitions)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart One: Purposes and Definitions What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show begins a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Darrell's Purposes For This Pursuit 1. The first purpose was so that an individual may possess an explicit (meaning explainable to one's self and others in a simple and straightforward way) method to find and gently remove one's own sources of “cognitive dissonance”, which were labeled ...

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Schooling: Athens vs. Sparta (Best of Gatto, Episode Six)

Part six in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. These excerpts are from Chapter One: The Way It Used To Be, Section Seven: "The Schools Of Hellas" (pg.31) and Section Eight: "The Fresco At Herculaneum"(pg.32) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. ...

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Podcast #246: Down the Remembrance Hole – Exploring the Myths of WWII

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston's arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper. Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building, not only in every room but at short intervals in every corridor. For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, ...

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Gene Odening joins me to elucidate a time tested method of self-education.

Covered: -The Classical Trivium vs the Trivium Method -What is General Grammar? -The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers -Examples of how General Grammar is applied to the study of a subject -What happened to the seven liberal arts? -the servile arts vs. the liberal arts -General Grammar vs. Special Grammar Law of Non-Contradiction (38:00) contradictions exist only within the mind of man through the misuse of free will (misinterpretations). Logic is meant to minimize these misinterpretations. Truth vs Belief (41:50) One of the most overused words without an definition attached is "truth" truth: a proposition in correspondence with objective, factual reality (i.e., a conceptual statement with no innate disagreements) English is a confusing language, denotation and connotation The ...

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The Art of Driving (Best of Gatto, Episode Five)

Part five in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter One - The Way It Used to Be Section Four: "The Art of Driving"(p.26-27) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) Commentary and Analysis: The Ultimate History Lesson (16+ Hours / mp3) Full text: Now come back to the present while I demonstrate that the identical trust placed in ordinary people two hundred years ago still survives where it suits managers of our economy to allow it. Consider the art of driving, which I learned at the age of eleven. Without everybody behind ...

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Podcast #245: The Trivium (Part Three) – Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is part three of a series about the Trivium Method for self-teaching. Gene Odening will accompany us through the next three episodes. Covered today: Grammar Review (4:50-16:20) -parts of speech -the Golf analogy of wisdom Logic Review(16:20-29:35) -the term dialectic -induction and deduction -the syllogism Rhetoric Introduction (29:35-38:30) -compassionate communication -self esteem -the best way to learn is to teach? The three types of discourse: (38:30-46:47) -deliberative (political), -judicial (forensic), -ceremonial (epideictic). -related to time: future, past, and present -common and special topics The Five Canons of Composition - Cicero (46:47-49:46) -invention (creating ways to be persuasive) -arrangement (structuring argument effectively) -style (appealing to emotion) -memory (speak extemporaneously) -delivery (presentation) The Socratic Circle/Method ...

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Free Talk Live Saturday Show 11-2-13 (With Mark and Brett)

Education Techniques :: Education Conspiracy Theories :: Lights in the Sky (UFOs) :: Radical Education Concepts :: Standardized Tests :: School Sucks Podcast :: Bitcoins :: TSA Killer :: NSA Spying :: Common Core :: Charleston Mayor cancels Halloween :: More UFOs! http://www.freetalklive.com/ Related PostsFarewell To Free Talk Live (7-30-14)91A huge thanks to Mark Edge and Ian Freeman for inviting me in as an FTL co-host. It was the first liberty show I ever listened to and I owe them a lot as mentors and catalysts in my development as a libertarian. Discussed tonight: More of the 30 Things…Tags: edge, talk, free, live, markBrett On Free Talk Live 4-5-1485Brett and Mark discuss... Common Core :: School Sucks :: Hacking Voting ...

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A/V Club: Brett On Puke and the Gang (Full Video)

Full Audio here: P&TG114, P&TG114-Break Show Recording Date - 03 / Nov / 2013 Music picked by - [Julia] The Gang - Puke, Andrew, Julia + Drinking beer? Need a glass to remind you of your favorite podcast whilst drinking that beer? BAM! > pukeandthegang.com/store Intro Song - ~ [artist] Obie & Darwin ~ [song] Amadeus Guest - ~ [Name] Brett Veinotte ~ [URL] www.schoolsucksproject.com Weekly Ramblings - ~ You’ve heard of “People of Wal-Mart”. But there should be a show called “Wal-Mart After Dark”. ~ Nick is in pedophile heaven - Minecon ~ Julia is a gettin’ a raise Curmudgeon Corner - ~ [j] Can we please teach Andrew how the toilet paper goes? ~ [p] Am I an ...

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Podcast #244: The Trivium (Part Two) – Grammar and Logic

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is part two of a series about the Trivium Method for self-teaching. Gene Odening will accompany us through the next three episodes. Covered today: GRAMMAR REVIEW: The effect of grammar is to produce primary, or first-order, knowledge of a subject (19:00) The utility of mythology and the subjective thought process Law of Non-Contradiction (38:00) contradictions exist only within the mind of man through the misuse of free will (misinterpretations). Logic is meant to minimize these misinterpretations. Truth vs Belief (41:50) One of the most overused words without an definition attached is "truth" truth: a proposition in correspondence with objective, factual reality (i.e., a conceptual statement with no innate disagreements) English is a confusing ...

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