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February, 2018

  • 16 February

    [PODCAST] #544: Peter Gray (Part Three) – A Future of Self-Directed Education

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    Part Three of Three My marathon conversation with Peter Gray concludes with an exploration of Peter's vision for the future. It's a bold vision, but he describes the observations that led him to believe it will become a reality for more and more children and families in the coming years. The future is self-directed education. The Three Phases: 1. Discovery, learning about the world, the self and how the two fit together 2. Career Exploration, community/professional immersion, apprenticeship opportunities 3. Credentialing For Specialized Work, the Praxis idea of a better credential than the college degree Other Questions: -Does Peter have hope for government adoption of self-directed education? Publicly supported options? -How does education change? Considering the massive school bureaucracy. -Are ...

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  • 14 February

    [PODCAST] #543: Peter Gray (Part Two) – School’s Impact On Creativity and Critical Thinking

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    Part Two of Three Continuing our conversation on self-directed education, Peter and I discuss creativity and critical thinking - two skills we agree are left underdeveloped (or even damaged) by public school and college. This track leads us into a more general conversation about current college problems, including the anti-intellectual and anti-critical thinking trends of the recent years. On critical thinking, Peter has referenced studies and surveys that reveal about 50% of employers are dissatisfied with entry-level, college graduate employees (PayScale Inc.) and that college does little to improve higher level thinking (Academically Adrift: Limited Learning On College Campuses - 2011). On creativity, Peter wrote a piece called As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity. Peter informs us ...

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  • 12 February

    [PODCAST] #542: Peter Gray (Part One) – Foundations of Self-Directed Education

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    Part One of Three Dr. Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. Peter serves on the Organizing team for the Alliance For Self-Directed-Education. He also runs a blog on Psychology Today called Freedom to Learn, where he regularly explains and promotes self-directed education from a variety of angles. Today Peter and I discuss how he distinguishes school from education, how school is disruptive to our "educative instincts," and the biological foundations of self-directed education. In other words, children come into the world biologically designed to learn. These foundations include: - Curiosity: the ...

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  • 2 February

    [PODCAST] #541: What’s Between You and Your Goals?

    Do you even have goals? We'll talk about that first. Antony Sammeroff joins me to discuss his new free book Procrastination Annihilation. In it he lays out his method for overcoming procrastination and changing his life, one step at a time. Today we focus our discussion around what he refers to as "The Five-Headed Dragon Between You and Your Goals." This includes: - All or Nothing - Perfectionism - Fatalism - Seeing things as things to be done rather than things to do - "I don’t feel like it. (ever)" Antony is the host of Be Yourself and Love It Podcast and Scottish Liberty Podcast. he also work as a professional coach on Depression, Anxiety, Procrastination, Assertiveness, Self-esteem, Relationship Help ...

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March, 2017

  • 21 March

    [BONUS] A Political Potpourri With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole

    (AUDIO, 91 MINUTES) With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole, Deep End Episode 21 A discussion about academic conformism and my new series with Thaddeus Russell - the changing educational paradigm - Lenin and Marxism - seeking out new intellectual challenges - everyone's got an angle - the diabolical Alex Jones - how do you get off the Trump Train (if and when you need to)? - Vault 7 - millennial hackers - Signal app, BullRun and encryption breaking - how Trump stays a step ahead of the media - Trump as a threat to the "liberal" international order - American vs. British values - globalism today - remember Project For A New American Century - Stoic snowstorm management Direct link ...

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  • 10 March

    [BONUS] #OscarsSoWhat

    (AUDIO, 45 MINUTES) Brett, Andrew, Puke and Nick discuss the Best Picture mix-up (or was it??!!) at the Academy Awards. Also, the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Furthermore, Hollywood is insane. But how insane? Denzel Washington is great. Brett does Oscars trivia. Can't see the player? Click HERE. Full 2-hour aftershow. Click HERE.

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February, 2017

  • 22 February

    [BONUS] The Many Paths To #MiloGate

    (88 MINUTES) With Gardner Goldsmith, Recorded Tuesday, 2-21-17 Discussed: - Jeffrey Tucker vs. Richard Spencer - The medium is the message and the new message is noise - People are lazy and attention spans are short, and this is getting dangerous - How are post-modernists both philosophical relativists and political absolutists? - How the socialist and post-modernist rivers converged - The seduction of deconstruction - Adventures in improper definitions (i.e. Pedophile vs. statutory rapist - neither is okay, obviously) - the dark side: post-modernism's application to politics - Master/Slave morality - Romanticism: how emotion overpowered reason - social justice warring is sometimes converted self-hatred - the leftward drift of the schooled, apathetic mind - Mirror, mirror on the wall... Click ...

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  • 9 February

    [BONUS] “Whole New Ballgame” – The Deep End Episode 20

    (AUDIO, 2 HOURS, 48 MINUTES) The Deep End Episode 20, recorded on February 2nd, 2017. Discussion: - Security questions surrounding Signal and its parent company - An extensive review of the Joe Rogan/Alex Jones conversation - Member Berries - more PizzaGate/Podesta emails intrigue - what's a Muslim ban? - the victims of virtue signaling - Can Trump do "good" from inside his Nationalist Populist box? - Did Trump use postmodernism against the postmodernists? - the 'trial balloon for coup' theory - the art of opposition - leftist language manipulation - Brett's experience arguing with SJWs and academics online - what happens next? Direct link HERE. With Brett Veinotte, Richard Grove, Kevin Cole and Dylan LeFebvre. Get the full video version ...

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does real learner-driven education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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