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March, 2011

  • 11 March

    083: Seeds (1 of 2) – Small People Can Be Dangerous

    (Part 1 of 2) For the last two months, I have been working primarily with younger kids (ages 6-10). While comparing and contrasting these recent experiences to my work with high school students, I gained a fresh perspective on this whole "school sucks" idea. Discussed: -Domination Systems -Crushing...courage, imagination, ambition, individuality -NCLB -Bureaucratic inertia in the tutoring business NOTE: This show was recorded in the car on February 18th and 23rd. Bumper Music: "Sunshine" Timbuk3 Look Closer: Teacher Cuts Off Girl's Braid In Front Of Class Teacher Still In Classrroom After Cutting Girl's Braid FDR1460 Statism and Early Education https://www.schoolsucksproject.com/fdr#fdr1460 How to think like Einstein: Seed Ideas http://books.google.com

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  • 1 March

    082: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)

    (Part 2 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Crime of the Century" Supertramp "Take the Long Way Home" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts081: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)Tags: education, book, john, supertramp, discussion, club, freedom, holt, closer, conference

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February, 2011

  • 27 February

    081: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)

    (Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up and managing the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Logical Song" Supertramp "School" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts082: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)Tags: education, book, john, supertramp, discussion, club, freedom, holt, closer, conference

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  • 25 February

    080: Persuasion, Prussia, and the Purpose of Education (SAT Writing Class Rant)

    PICTURE: Friedrich Nietzsche had eyebrows, mustaches, and ideas that all eventually grew out of control. In my SAT class last Saturday (2-19-11), a student pulled out an interesting essay question: "Is the purpose of education to change the world?" At this point, I was compelled to tell a story. Bumper Music: "Room At the Top" Adam Ant Look Closer: Nietzsche's Superman https://www.msu.edu/user/bradle45/nietzsche.htm The Übermensch and the Nazis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch AGAINST SCHOOL: How public education cripples our kids, and why, By John Taylor Gatto http://www.spinninglobe.net/againstschool.htm Society and the Individual in Nietzsche's The Will to Power http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/travis_denneson/power.html

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September, 2013

  • 25 September

    Full Video – 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11

    (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 parts: 1. What is inferential distance and what communication problems does it cause? 2. An explanation and examination of Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats (a tools process of parallel thinking) 3. A 9/11 “truther” vs. 9/11 true believer role-play using what we’ve learned Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: parallel, distance, thinking, inferential, live, club, a/v, grove, richard[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: america, will, richard, grove, a/vBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, video, live, a/v[BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett VeinotteTags: grove, richard, a/vPodcast #239 (Live): ...

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  • 24 September

    Pre-Show 9-11-13

    (A/V CLUB) Brett and Rich preparing for episode #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11 - Getting that in-box to empty Related PostsFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: thinking, distance, inferential, parallel, club, a/v, live, grove, richard[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: brett, richard, grove, a/vBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, live, a/v[BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett VeinotteTags: grove, brett, richard, rich, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, pre-show, grove, richard

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  • 5 September

    Presence and Productivity (Raw Video, Parts 3, 4, and 5)

    (A/V CLUB) Related PostsPresence and Productivity Out-Takes (MP3, 38 minutes) 8-29-13Tags: myers, tony, productivity, presence, a/vPre-Show 8-29-13Tags: presence, productivity, parts, a/v, club, tony, myers[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 5Tags: tony, myers, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, myers, tonyCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, a/v

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  • 5 September

    Presence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)

    (A/V CLUB) Related PostsCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, grove, richard, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: myers, tony, productivity, grove, richard, presence, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-22-13Tags: richard, grove, myers, tony, club, a/vPodcast #241 Unedited: Listener Question - Where Are Gatto's Footnotes?Tags: a/v, club, myers, tony, grove, richard

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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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