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[VIDEO] #413: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 3 – Mastering the Basics

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #3: The Basics Essentially related to the principles of technique and efficiency is mastery of the basics – the fundamentals – of any discipline is mastering the discipline. Roger Federer isn’t doing backflips and advanced techniques on the tennis court; he does basic, textbook shots, and they are executed at an extremely high level. See More Show Notes Here Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ Please ...

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[PODCAST] #413: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 3 – Mastering the Basics

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #3: The Basics Essentially related to the principles of technique and efficiency is mastery of the basics – the fundamentals – of any discipline is mastering the discipline. Roger Federer isn’t doing backflips and advanced techniques on the tennis court; he does basic, textbook shots, and they are executed at an extremely high level. See More Show Notes Here Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through ...

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[PODCAST] #370: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 5 of 5)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTony Myers, Darrell Becker and I conclude our response to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 2 “From the Fabians, thru MKULTRA, to Today.” - #230 w/Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from the 22-minute mark to the end. This portion of the discussion covers the following: -Rosenberg and the roots of Non-Violent Communication -Riane Eisler and Second-Wave Femism -the concept of "domination cultures" -gender implications of domination systems -Secular Humanism and the Humanist Manifesto -Interdependence vs. Independence -Other types of activism "Deep Green Resistence" -Culling the male population, Terence McKenna -Cultural Marxism -the emergence of of "partnership cultures" ...

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[PODCAST] #333: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 4 – 11 Practical Steps To Productivity

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe concluding episode in a short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -A brief review of the series -Four Simple Reasons for Procrastination (Difficulty, Time-consuming, Lack of knowledge or skills, Fears) -Four More Complex Reasons for Procrastination (Perfectionism, Anger/Hostility, Low Frustration Tolerance, Self-Downing) 11 PRACTICAL STEPS TO PRODUCTIVITY: 1. Know What you Want/Identify 2. Belief/Attitude 3. Make a Plan 4. Decision 5. Determination 6. Do the Work/Commit 7. Practice Resilience 8. Have Reminders 9. Start Small 10. Practice Patience 11. Recharge COMMON IMPEDIMENTS & RATIONALIZATIONS (from Cal Poly Academic Skills Center (ASC): Procrastination) Mañana - "I'll do it tomorrow." Contingent mañana - "I'll do it tomorrow, if ..." ...

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[PODCAST] #332: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 3 – The Six Types of Procrastination

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: A-B-C-D-E Examples REVIEW: -The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (The Practices of Living Consciously, Self-Acceptance, Self-Responsibility, Self-Assertiveness, Living Purposefully and Personal Integrity) -The GTD Flow (Collect, Process, Organize, Review, Do) -REBT THE SIX TYPES OF PROCRASTINATORS: Style #1: Perfectionist. Reluctant to start or finish a task because they don't want anything less than perfect. Personality Type: Critical Thinking Style: All or nothing Speaking Style: I should... I have to... Acting Style Flawless Psychological Need For: Control Style #2: Dreamer. They don't like details. This makes ideas difficult to implement. Personality Type: Fanciful Thinking Style: Vague Speaking Style: I wish... Acting Style: ...

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[PODCAST] #331: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 2 – Techniques For Less Worry and More Action

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination We CAN transform worry into rational action RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY includes: 1. Thinking Techniques 2. Emotional Techniques 3. Behavioral Techniques THINKING TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of living consciously -THE ABC TOOL: + D and E -(D) Dispute: Scientific Method – find proof, active process, thinking can just run on unevaluated -(E) Effective new philosophy: thought through some repetition -Modeling or Mentoring -My time at Tragedy and Hope -Looking into people, not up to them -Teaching -Semantic precision -GTD, do actions, not projects EMOTIONAL TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of self-acceptance -Rational-emotive imagery: ...

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[PODCAST] #330: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 1 – The ABCs of Worrying

Podcast: Play in new window | Download A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination -Brett's podcast performance anxiety -Can we transform worry into rational action? RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY: -Albert Ellis and the origins of REBT -an answer to Behaviorism -replacing self-defeating thoughts with positive and actionable ones -meditation lessons -REBT and Stoicism -REBT criticisms -psychological issues have 3 components: biological, behavioral, psychodynamic THE THREE TYPES OF WORRY: -conditions (distant) -discomfort (interpersonal) -ego (self) THE ABC TOOL: -Activating Event/Agitation/Adversity -Beliefs 1) list the irrational Beliefs (list the beliefs that led to your reaction/behavior) 2) list replacement rational Beliefs (are measurable, objective, rooted in reality) -Consequences ...

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Podcast #308: Logic Saves Lives Part 12 – Reason Obscured and Recovered

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLogic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. It's been over a year since the last installment of Logic Saves Lives, but we are now rebooting the series for the purposes of review and expansion. Tony Myers will be the permanent co-host for these episodes. See Tony's past School Sucks contributions here, and please have a look at Tony's comprehensive notes on the science of logic here. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Monlogue Remembering Invisible Children...oh wait, they're still around? Discussion With Tony Myers: -Kony 2012 and the Nazis warm-up: the importance of context -the deliberate de-contextualizing of history since WWII -Logic helps ...

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Podcast #298: Home Education For History’s Sake, With Bill Buppert

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe first of hopefully many conversations with Bill Buppert of zerogov.com. WARM-UP Bill's background and development German/Prussian contributions to the world Nazis: Cartoon Bad Guys Collectivism succession Bill's historical lens Obama's change? Government as an occupation force since 1791 HOME EDUCATION Bill's decision to Pursue home education Proactive environmental "controls" for home education working with five unique home-educated children Unschooling Skepticism The Charlotte Mason Method Teaching the Trivium Teaching the Quadrivium Adler's How to Read A Book Sayers UNAVOIDABLE TANGENTS Stoicism vs. Epicureanism Spheres of personal influence and control Facebook bondage The Progressives and the New Left The Anti-War Left? Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/ What is the Charlotte Mason Method - ...

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Podcast #290: The Hazards of Disconnection – Two Conversations and An Article (With Darrell Becker, Mark Edge and Ian Freeman)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA very long, winding, rather personal, lightly edited show addressing the dangers of social isolation and interpersonal disconnection. It expands into other topics from there. Outline: Opening Monologue (START-0:06:59) Free Talk Live warm-up discussion on isolation (0:07:00-0:33:30) Reading/discussing the articleHow Extreme Isolation Warps the Mind (0:33:30-1:09:45) Further discussion With Darrell Becker (1:09:45-END) Discussion: -Calm through context -Isolation diminishes our standards for connection -Positive and negative experiences with psychedelics -Asocial vs. antisocial -From cynicism to social isolation -How romantic relationships can take us away from ourselves -Darrell investigates the Free Keene conflict and attempts to connect -Gratitude -Using logical and emotional tools -When people become abstractions -The island of the individual -Illusions of balance in ...

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Podcast #289: Autonomy Through Agorism (Part 4) – Permaculture Connections to The Trivium, The NAP and The Practice of Living Purposefully

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJamin and I discuss how the Trivium method relates to Permaculture. Also covered: composting methods, Permaculture Principles, Permaculture Ethics, connections to the Non-Aggression Principle, connections to NVC, connections to the practice of living purposefully, Input-Process-Output Do you have questions? Please submit them in the comments. Bumper Music: "Paradise City" (Instrumental Cover) - Karl Golden "Moth" - moe. Look Closer: Jamin's Group - Agora et Agricola: the market and farm. - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1931500123655775/ Agorism Resources - http://agorism.info/ Design Principles of Permaculture - http://www.fincatresanillos.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/designprinciples.jpg Paul Wheaton, permies.com - http://www.permies.com/ Permaculture Design Principles Expansion - http://permacultureprinciples.com/principles/

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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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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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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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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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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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Podcast #243: The Trivium (Interlude): Religion, Sophistry, Baseball and Freemasonry

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis show contains excepts from our logic discussion (which will be in the next podcast). These are are two pieces that I did not want to leave on the cutting room floor. Look Closer: Trivium and Quadrivium Cliff Notes by Gene Odening by 8thestate Trivium Method of Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving by 8thestate Jan Irvin's Site, Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ T&H Trivium Resources - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/ The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers - http://www.gbt.org/text/sayers.html 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 ...

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Podcast #242: The Trivium (Part One) – Introduction and Grammar

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is part one of a series about the Trivium Method for self-teaching. Gene Odening will accompany us through the next three episodes. Covered today: -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 Look Closer: Trivium and Quadrivium Cliff Notes by Gene Odening by 8thestate Trivium Method of Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving by 8thestate Jan Irvin's Site, Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ T&H Trivium Resources - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/ The Lost Tools ...

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Government Drones: A Promising Future?

How far will drones go? Further than we have gone? (If you can, please watch in HD with some nice headphones) "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." -Viktor E. Frankl Animation Used: "ROBOTS OF BRIXTON" Short film by Kibwe Tavares Smile - A Touching Aniboom Animation by Paris Zarcilla Nazi Robots - Student Produced Film, DAVE School [Animation Art] Connection, by Ittiphon Chuatong Music: Landon Calhoun Performing "Lucky Man" The Verve Cover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN_36z3G238 Geto Boys "G-Code" See Also: The Walking Drones Trailer, Profile Pictures

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236 (Live): Historical Research Methods, Historiography, and Historicity

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: From the most paranoid conspiracy theorists to the most patriotic and authority-worshiping main-streamers, people need to understand that history is not a cartoon Historian Kevin Cole joins me for a live discussion, recorded on August 16th. Kevin explains his waking up process, and then we examine the history of the study of history. We also look into some of Kevin's projects - an upcoming book about the trivium and a recent article about Carol Quigley - to provide examples. Discussed: -the creation of disciplines -historiography (different lenses for viewing the past) -historicity (accuracy and impact) -the dangers of biographical history -Organic Unity -The Society of the Elect -Neologisms -The founding fathers and the ...

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History Discussion With Kevin Cole (from Podcast #236) – Unedited Audio and Video

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHistorian Kevin Cole joins me for a live discussion, recorded on August 16th. Kevin explains his waking up process, and then we examine the history of the study of history. We also look into some of Kevin’s projects – an upcoming book about the trivium and a recent article about Caroll Quigley – to provide examples. Part One: Part Two: Discussed: -the creation of disciplines -historiography (different lenses for viewing the past) -historicity (accuracy and impact) -the dangers of biographical history -Organic Unity -The Society of the Elect -Neologisms -The founding fathers and the Illuminati -The Professor Who Knew Too Much -who has been meddling in this academic discipline? -the de-cartoon-ifying of history and ...

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235: To Make Good Citizens – Brett and Richard Guest-Host the 5 Live Radio Show

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn August 14th, Richard Grove and I guest-hosted a show called 5 Live Radio on the Logos Radio Network. We began the show by discussing an article from lewrockwell.com: The Police State Mindset in Our Public Schools, By John W. Whitehead We expand from there to a deeper discussion of education vs. schooling, the trivium, the active literacies, and American history. We also take some calls. Look Closer: Drug Raid At Stratford High School - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratford_High_School_%28Goose_Creek,_South_Carolina%29 The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ The ULTIMATE History Lesson w/ John Taylor Gatto - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/dumbing-us-down/

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Bonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy – With Richard Grove (Video)

A live show from Tragedy and Hope studios with Richard Grove, recorded August 2nd, 2013. -How Richard and I came to know each other -9/11 Synchronicity, 9/11 truth and inconsistencies -The Warren Commission and Allen Dulles -Bertrand Russell -Emotional splinters, filling information holes -documentary-making and podcasting -police, obedience and empathy -intellectual self-defense at the movies -what's up with Adam Kokesh? Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-1381(A/V CLUB) Brett and Rich preparing for episode #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11 - Getting that in-box to emptyTags: live, a/v, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/1178(A/V CLUB) The second year of what I’m hoping will become an iconoclastic tradition: thinking on 9/11 in America. This show has three ...

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