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Latest Podcasts

November, 2015

  • 23 November

    [PODCAST] #383: If You Don’t Know What It Is…Don’t Eat It (With Kevin Geary and Nick Hazelton)

    This is an episode about supermarket mastery - the wheres, whats, whys and hows of affordable, real-food grocery shopping. Kevin Geary and I join Nick Hazelton for another life skills episode of his Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast. As we discussed in episode #378, Nick left school this September to pursue self-education. Part of his self-designed curriculum focuses on independent living, which includes learning how to plan and execute a health-conscious trip to the grocery store, without paying the f$$$ing ridiculous Whole Foods prices. Discussed: -controlling costs -alternatives to the supermarket -Kevin's beginners guide to healthy grocery shopping -our grocery lists -organics -"rewilding" -how to read the nutrition panel, what to look for -developing a positive and shame-free mindset about food - the ...

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  • 18 November

    [PODCAST] #382: Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise (with Kevin Geary)

    "The relevant question...isn't "How motivated are my students?" It's "How are my students motivated?" In other words, it's the type of motivation that counts, not the amount. The type created by the use of rewards is not only less effective but also erodes the kind we really want to promote." - Alfie Kohn Kevin Geary returns to discuss why the widely accepted carrots-and-sticks approach to teaching and parenting is harmful to children. The discussion centers around two articles Kevin recently wrote for his site, RevolutionaryParent.com. 1. Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise 2. Your Children Don’t Need “Positive Reinforcement” We talk about the costs of this approach through the lens of Nathaniel Branden's Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. We also ...

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  • 12 November

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

    Laurette 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 communication -Why information is occulted Look Closer: "Different Light" Steve Winwood "Kill Your Heroes" AWOLNATION Look Closer: LauretteLynn.com - http://www.LauretteLynn.com Laurette Lynn on School Sucks: Archives - https://schoolsucksproject.com/tag/laurette-lynn/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going ...

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Supporter-Only Content

June, 2015

CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does self-directed education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

The realization that school sucks actually marks the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey.

Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-directed learning, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school. Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.