Tag Archives: school

[SUPPLEMENTAL] #502: Brett On Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThaddeus Russell has appeared on School Sucks over 20 times, but this conversation is unlike anything you've heard before. It was recorded at Thad's house in Salem, Oregon on July 5th, just hours after I got off a plane. And you know we're doing an event together in three weeks right? A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell begins August 5th in Salem, MA. To see the schedule, topics and ticket ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #459: SCAMWATCH! With Tom Woods

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is a re-post of my recent appearance on the Tom Woods Show. It's always great to have an opportunity to chat with Tom! Our original plan was to discuss SJWs in higher education but we decided to put that off, so instead it's a potpourri of current "scams." From TomWoods.com - Ep. 777 Three Scams: Higher Education, “More Technology in the Classroom,” and Leftist Comedians Brett Veinotte and ...

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School Versus Education?

WOODS: Your podcast – what category is it in in iTunes? Do they have an education category? VEINOTTE: Oh, yeah. There’s actually quite a bit of competition in the education category, because anything that’s like foreign-language instruction or how-to, gets thrown into the education category. I will say, though, that we are the only show that is consistently hitting on schooling versus education and looking at school issues, and not so much delving into all ...

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[PODCAST] #381: The School Newspaper and Information Control (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a follow-up to our previous discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. Covered: -Transforming a meaningless school environment into a meaningful educational one -Choosing cooperation over obedience -Choosing self-responsibility over surrender -The needs of the masters? -The need for visibility -"good" school children are to behave like good animals on a farm -The "training wheels phase" of new ...

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[PODCAST] #377: The Shift – A Casual Conversation With Julia Tourianski (2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJuila Tourianski, creator of Brave the World, joins me for a continuation of our previous discussion. Julia's online hub is a YouTube channel with very impressive production values and some extremely confronting content. Born in the USSR and raised in Canada, Julia offers several new and unique approaches to discussing the philosophy of liberty. Her video, "The Shift: The State of Our Minds and the Mind of the State" ...

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[PODCAST] #351a: Twelve Arguments For Home Education (1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJeff Till (fivehundredyears.org) is a business owner, School Sucks listener, and home-educating parent. He recently added a well-researched, concise and easily sharable entry to his blog called "A Complete Case for Home Education (54 Arguments)." He joins me today to discuss the following arguments: 1. The argument for happiness and for empathy School makes many if not most kids unhappy. They don’t like most of their school work. They ...

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[PODCAST] #343d: Dr. Darren Tapp – Can Private Tutoring Challenge the School Monopoly? (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Four in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Darren and I discuss his presentation Challenging the Educational Monopoly. Darren's Bio: Dr. Darren Tapp has spent over a decade teaching various mathematical concepts at a handful of colleges. Darren is currently teaching at New Hampshire Technical Institute, and Southern New Hampshire University. Darren is the founder of Dr. Tapp’s mathematical playgrounds, which bring concepts of arithmetic, geometry, and ...

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[PODCAST] #343c: Davi Barker – Middle-Schoolers vs. Zombies (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Three in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Davi Barker joins us to discuss his book Trilogy: Survivor Max. Davi's Bio: A lifelong connoisseur of the undead, Davi believes that art should imitate life, and if it can’t, art should at least eat life’s brain. Davi is the author of Survivor Max, the story of a young boy surviving the zombie apocalypse alone in New Hampshire. Davi's ...

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[PODCAST] #342: Conformity vs. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (with Jake Desyllas)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJake Desyllas recently invited me on The Voluntary Life Podcast to discuss conformity. Topics covered include: -How conformity to "normal" spending habits prevents people achieving financial independence -Solomon Asch's conformity experiments and what we can learn from them -How conformity can alter your perception -The importance of allies in resisting conformity -The role of privacy in reducing conformity -The danger of conforming to a subculture (and still being a ...

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[PODCAST] #339: Don’t Stay In School? (With Derrick J and Ali Havens)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDerrick J. returns to discuss an email he recently sent to his two 7th grade sisters about leaving school. It has been two weeks and he is still waiting for a reply. His father, a former principal, asked him not to discuss it with them any more. What would you do? How would you follow up? The email was inspired by this video from BoyInABand: Read his article here: ...

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[BLOG – SCHOOL ISSUES] How to Survive School: An Introduction

This article is aimed at young people who hate school and would rather be somewhere else. These young people often actually love to learn - the problem is that few subjects offered at school are interesting to them, or the way in which it is presented is just horribly boring. Before I go on, it is possible to legally get out of school, and get your education in other ways, through homeschooling or unschooling (if ...

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[PODCAST] #313 (Supplemental): Brett On The Sample Hour

INTERVIEW - A conversation with Drew Sample of The Sample Hour. -Brett's school stories: as a student and as a teacher (06:30-45:22) -Starting School Sucks Podcast (45:22-54:30) -Taking SSP in a more positive direction (54:30-58:30) -Positivity and Negativity in media consumption (58:30-61:00) -Procrastination and Productivity (61:00-68:15) -Monetizing a media project (68:15-86:00) -Stefan Molyneux's influence (86:00-89:20) -Wrap-up (89:20-94:50) -New Subscriber Geography Trivia (94:50-END) Drew's Links: Podcast Twitter: @TheSampleHour Inspired Disorder Collective Please Support School Sucks Our ...

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[FULL VIDEO] 0f Podcast #312: Jeff Berwick – A World of Opportunity

ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Traveler, entrepreneur and financial writer Jeff Berwick joins me to continue a new series where I talk to people I admire about their successes, challenges and habits. Jeff is the host of Anarchast and the creator of the financial newsletter, The Dollar Vigilante. Look Closer: Brett's Interview Notes The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Galt's Gulch Chile - https://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/2014/8/27/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-on-galts-gulch-chile.html Wikipedia: Jeff Berwick - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Berwick The Dollar Vigilante on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDollarVigilante ...

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[PODCAST] #312: Jeff Berwick – A World of Opportunity

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadENTREPRENEURSHIP - Traveler, entrepreneur and financial writer Jeff Berwick joins me to continue a new series where I talk to people I admire about their successes, challenges and habits. Jeff is the host of Anarchast and the creator of the financial newsletter, The Dollar Vigilante. Brett's Interview Notes Bumper Music: "Extra Extra" Beats Antique "Informer" Snow "Be Good Johnny" Men At Work Look Closer: The Good, The Bad and ...

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Podcast #294 (Supplemental): Strike the Leaves – The Problem With Anti-Bullying Laws

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn mid-June I appeared on Truth Over Comfort Podcast to discuss new proposals for anti-bullying laws with Carlos Morales. The discussion continues to the root causes of school bullying and why those root causes are avoided by those who claim they are trying to solve the problem. Look Closer: Truth Over Comfort Podcast - http://www.truthovercomfort.net/ Are new school anti-bullying laws fair, or unreasonable? - http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/speakouts.aspx?name=are-new-school-anti-bullying-laws-fair&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1/ Antibullying bill raises troubling ...

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Video: Living Consciously (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Series Highlights #2)

A highlight from School Sucks Podcast #260: The Practice of Living Consciously (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 1) The first pillar of self-esteem is living consciously. Full Show Here Notes: This a podcast series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Episode #260 includes an introductory discussion and also covers the Practice of Living Consciously. Complete Liberty: http://completeliberty.com/ NathanielBranden: http://www.nathanielbranden.com/

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Video: I’ll Be Happy When… (Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Series Highlights #1)

A highlight from School Sucks Podcast #260: The Practice of Living Consciously (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 1) Why do we defer happiness? And where did we learn to do it? Notes: This a podcast series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Episode #260 includes an introductory discussion and also covers the Practice of Living Consciously. Complete Liberty: http://completeliberty.com/ NathanielBranden: http://www.nathanielbranden.com/

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Podcast #282: Self-Esteem In the Schools (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 8)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today we continue to move through the second part of the book. "Regardless of what we think we are teaching, we teach what we are." Discussed: -Branden: "For many children, school represents a second chance." says a lot about the home -There are so many great and caring teachers I had my first ...

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Podcast #277: Michael Dean Didn’t Like School, and Vice Versa

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMichael W. Dean joins me for some casual conversation. Michael is the host of the popular Freedom Feens radio show and Michael Dean After Dark, as well as an author and a film maker. -What's so scary about Ray Kurzweil -Reading Michael's disciplinary reports -Making the arts more accessible, removing gatekeepers -Why do young people reject libertarianism -Going to college -Reverence for authors and scientists -Khan Academy vs. teachers ...

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Podcast #276: Nurturing A Child’s Self-Esteem (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 7)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today we move into the second part of the book. "Regardless of what we think we are teaching, we teach what we are." Discussed: -everything going on inside me is weird and alien to the rest of the world -we have this natural desire to be seen, heard, understood -what would happen if ...

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Podcast #273: The Practice of Living With Integrity (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 6)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the sixth pillar, the Practice of Living With Integrity. Do your ideals, convictions, standards, beliefs and behavior line up? Do most people know what their ideals, convictions, standards and beliefs are? The root of self-esteem is not in accomplishment or output, but in our practices. However ...

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Podcast #272 (Supplemental): Brett and Ian’s School Spectacular

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis supplemental podcast is an edited version Free Talk Live from 3-12-14. Ian and I planned to discuss a reason.com article called Homework Can Turn Your Kid Into a Stressed-Out Wreck, Researchers Say by J.D. Tuccille, but our discussion meanders into numerous school and education-related digressions. Included Topics: -Obedient Teachers -Ending Government School -Anger and Activism -Insane Homework Requirements -Young People Innovating -Compulsory Shakespeare -Common Core Full show:

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Podcast #271: The Practice of Living Purposefully (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 5)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast (presenceandproductivity): Play in new window | DownloadWes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the fifth pillar, the Practice of Living Purposefully. THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of ...

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Podcast #268: The Practice of Self-Assertiveness (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 4)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the fourth pillar, the Practice of Self-Assertiveness. LIVING CONSCIOUSLY and asking in every applicable situation: Am I being authentic or not? Assertion of consciousness, see, think, be aware, outward and inward -ask questions -challenge authority -think for oneself SELF-ASSERTIVENESS isn't tested by what we are against, ...

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Podcast #262: The Practice of Self-Acceptance (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the second pillar, the Practice of Self-Acceptance. THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Questions ...

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