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544: Peter Gray (Part Three) - A Future of Self-Directed Education

2/16/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:39:49

543: Peter Gray (Part Two) - School's Impact On Creativity and Critical Thinking

2/13/2018
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Part Two 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 of 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...

Duration:00:59:37

542: Peter Gray (Part One) - Foundations of Self-Directed Education

2/11/2018
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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 of 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...

Duration:00:48:53

541: What's Between You and Your Goals?

2/1/2018
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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...

Duration:01:13:09

540: School Sucks Across America - Conclusion

1/24/2018
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY FORTY - NOV 23 - EAST HARTFORD, CT) Richard Grove and Mark Iwanicki (a Montessori School Teacher) interview Brett and Nick about the School Sucks Across America return trip, the lessons learned along the way, and how the documentary will be organized. Plus a long monologue on some of my personal take-aways. And how some are a little hard to swallow. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to...

Duration:01:30:55

539: School Is A Choice - A Conversation With A Real Public School Teacher

1/19/2018
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Special occasion! Brian Huskie is a public school teacher in New York. He joins me to discuss his discoveries about public school over ten years of teaching, his process of coming to terms with those discoveries, and the solutions he is working to develop. Brian founded a self-directed learning program called Huskie's Heros that we'll discuss in detail in this episode. His website is titled School Is A Choice. He is also the founder of the Albany High/Capital District Refugee Scholarship...

Duration:01:17:15

538: The Block Is Hot - With Roger Ver

1/10/2018
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At School Sucks, we strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. Over the last year, we have overlooked a phenomenon that certainly relates to the last two: Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency explosion. My guest today is a man who has been one of the most prominent figures in Bitcoin's promotion, education, growth and recent controversies. Roger Ver was the first investor in many successful Bitcoin startups, and he has worked...

Duration:00:55:56

537: The Richmond Autodidacts Roundtable

1/5/2018
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-EIGHT - NOV 21 - RICHMOND, VA) The final meetup: Nick and I were very happy to encounter a diverse, open and thoughtful group in Richmond, VA. Huge thanks to Larry, Travis, Isaac, Herzan, Allen and Kal for sharing their stories and their wisdom. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the...

Duration:01:23:25

536: Raising Adults - Why Two Knoxville Radio Hosts Chose Home-Education

1/2/2018
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-SEVEN - NOV 20 - Knoxville, TN) Huge thanks to Keri for organizing (on very short notice) and participating in this event. Sherry and Daniel run the popular Speaking Freely talk show on WETR in Knoxville. They join me to discuss some of the lessons they learned in school and how they each applied those lessons to the home-education/unschooling of their own children. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do...

Duration:01:00:33

535: The Wheels Off Liberty Reunion

12/28/2017
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-FOUR - NOV 17 - Ardmore, OK) Mike and Brett fill Jamie in on what he missed after he slipped into an alternate universe 6 years ago. The guys then go on to address and solve all of society's current ills, including the Trump Presidency, political correctness, gender dysphoria, Bitcoin usability difficulties, Hollywood sexual harassment, unfresh Greek pastries, the unsolved murder of JFK, low testosterone, conflicts over the nature of reality, etc......

Duration:00:56:44

534: Cut Your Own Path (With Michael, Kristin and Elle)

12/26/2017
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-TWO - NOV 15 - Outside Albuquerque, NM) Kristin and Michael are a young couple raising their eight-year-old daughter Elle in the enchanted land of New Mexico. The first three days of travel from Los Angeles were somewhat tiring and stressful, but when Nick and I arrived at their home my mood changed and I was quickly reminded of why I wanted to take this trip. After Elle gave us a tour of their spectacular backyard, Kristin and Michael told me their...

Duration:00:55:19

533: A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell - Live Podcast (Part 2 of 2)

12/21/2017
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TWENTY-NINE - NOV 12 - LOS ANGELES, CA) The final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and discuss the following topics: Paul Gibbons Polyamory and the family Marcy and Olivia A mom brings her home-educated 14-year-old daughter from Hawaii to expose her to new and uncomfortable ideas. Stan Tragedy and Hope, The Trivium, technocracy and the future Nick Ulbrick Thad's...

Duration:02:55:59

532: A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell - Live Podcast (Part 1 of 2)

12/19/2017
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TWENTY-NINE - NOV 12 - LOS ANGELES, CA) If you think you already heard everything on Unregistered, please listen to the intro for this show. The final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and question Thad on the following topics: Patrick - What are some topics on which you still need to sort out your beliefs and opinions? Brian - What is the call to action from what we're...

Duration:02:01:06

531: Michael Malice Interviews Brett

12/15/2017
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Supplemental Show - Michael Malice and Brett discuss the history of public school, educational alternatives, School Sucks Across America, parenting, helicopter stuff, etc... Check out the PATREON version for more commentary on mistakes and missed opportunities. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely...

Duration:01:02:27

530: Brett's Mormon Conversion (With Paul Duane)

12/11/2017
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINETEEN - NOV 2 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Paul Duane, the Cross-Dressing Mormon Anarchist™, gives me a tour of Temple Square and shares the history, gospel, features and benefits of Mormonism in an attempt to persuade me to join the faith. Watch the full video version: View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on...

Duration:01:14:32

529: Brett and Tom Woods Discuss School Sucks Across America

12/8/2017
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Supplemental Show - This is a re-post of my recent appearance on the Tom Woods show. From Tom.Woods.com Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project just returned from a 40-day cross-country trip, where he held meetings and events highlighting alternative approaches to education. He joins me today to discuss what he found. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running...

Duration:00:39:50

528: A Roundtable of Hot Topics in Denver

12/4/2017
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY EIGHTEEN - NOV 1 - DENVER, CO) Denver was one of the biggest gatherings of the tour, with many attendees who were unfamiliar School Sucks Project. After I introduced myself and my work, we got comfortable with each other pretty quickly and delved into a fast-paced group discussion covering a variety of hot topics. Topics: Stef, Trump-Mania, tribalism, mining educational resources out of public schools and colleges, how DASH might provide educational...

Duration:01:58:24

527: How Our Three-Year-Old Helped Transform Our Political and Parenting Philosophies

11/30/2017
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIXTEEN - OCT 30 - WICHITA, KS) Jerrod and Shawna join me at the end of a very eventful day in Kansas to discuss their evolution as parents/thinkers/doers, and how their first child provided a push in the right direction. We also talk about how children reveal hypocrisy, the Love and Logic parenting method, dealing with doubts and fears about peaceful parenting and alternative education, and some of my new insights on school vs. education after sixteen days...

Duration:00:51:00

526: Sparks Academy (Founder Interview and Student Discussion)

11/28/2017
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIXTEEN - OCT 30 - WICHITA, KS) This podcast has two parts. The first is an interview with Julie Price, the founder and owner of Sparks Academy. The second is a very informal living room discussion with many of the young learners who attend Sparks. Julie and I talked about the founding, mission and daily activity of her alternative education setting, and Sparks students describe how they direct their own learning. Huge thanks to Shawna and Jerrod Hein for...

Duration:01:13:16

525: The St. Louis Movement's Impact On American Schooling (With Kevin Cole)

11/20/2017
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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY FOURTEEN - OCT 28 - ST. LOUIS, MO) Kevin Cole (unityofthepolis.com) acts simultaneously as history teacher and tour guide, as I drive him around St. Louis. This is a story most of you probably haven't heard. PLEASE watch the video version! The Drive: The Museum: Learn more about School Sucks Across America Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us...

Duration:00:58:08

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