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Saturday, 14 July

20:12

Weeks and Years "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Sometimes a weekll come at ya and it just wont quit and youll get to the end of it feeling a bit pummeled about the head and neck and then when you think its all done, news will come that could near knock you to your knees but you remember You remember that no matter []

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Friday, 13 July

23:30

How to set up a short feedback loop as a solo coder "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Ive spent the last couple years as a solo freelance developer. Comparing this experience to previously working in companies, Ive noticed that those of us who work alone can have fewer iterative opportunities for improvement than developers who work on teams.

In order to to have opportunity to improve, we need to embrace the concept of a short feedback loop. This is a process of incorporating new learning from observation and previous experience continuously over a short period of time. This process has to be manufactured by people working mostly alone, instead of, as is often the case, adopted when you join a team.

In this post, I hope to share what Ive learned about setting yourself up to improve quickly and continuously as a solo coder.

About feedback loops

United States Air Force Colonel John Boyd developed the concept of the OODA loop, OODA being an acronym for observe, orient, decide, act. In military operations, this illustrates a process of decision-making based on the constant ingestion of new information:

Observe: Obtain raw information about unfolding circumstances and the current environment.

Orient: Put raw observations in context. Consider such things as relevancy to the current situation and previously gained knowledge and expertise.

Decide: Make a plan for moving towards your goal.

Act: Execute the plan.

Since its a loop, the act stage leads directly back into the observe stage. This is the critical feed back concept that enables increasingly successful iterations. Its widely applicable beyond military operationsyou may recognize it as the origin of the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) method.

I like the OODA loop, as its a succinct illustration of a general feedback loop. Many concepts and working methods build on the idea of feedback loops, including DevOps and agile software development methods.

Development team feedback loop

Lets look at what some components of a feedback loop for a developer on a team might look like:

  1. Direction from product owners or reviews from users
  2. Daily scrum/standup with whole team
  3. Prioritization with developer team
  4. Individual coding and testi...

19:51

So youve signed up for another online course how do you make the most of it? "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Last year, I fortunately got the chance to read a special report in the Economist that discussed how important life-long learning is in the age of automation. At this point in time, everyone seems to be afraid of the notion that AI and machines might ultimately replace their jobs. But the Economist argues for the significance of self-learning and self-development in general.

One valuable source for self-learning is MOOCs (Massive Online Learning Courses), which are gaining incredibly widespread awareness. Thanks to their flexibility, availability, and increasingly affordable pricing, many people have found MOOCs to be an important tool to either refresh their skillset or pursue a career move.

How about the developers out there?

No matter whether youre a newbie or a seasoned developer, you probably have gone through several online tutorials. In this article, I will not discuss the importance of MOOCs, as this has been covered widely. Rather, Ill share my personal experience as a self-taught developer who has attended a few MOOCs and show you how to get the most out of them.

How to get the most out of a MOOC

Please, dont memorize those code blocks

Theres a very common mistake that you may have heard of a million times, and that I saw myself making when I first started diving into tutorials: I thought I could somehow memorize the lines of code I was working with.

Soon, I realized that this not only take tons of time but also overwhelms and prevents you from moving forward. Let me show you why.

Almost everything you see instructors doing on the screen will move in to your short-term memory. No matter how thoroughly you grasp the concept at the time, if you do not practice it frequently, its never going to sink in deeply inside your memory.

Its just how the human mind works. In order to quickly pick up something to use instantly when needed, we need to practice it frequently ourselves, and not just watch somebody doing it.

Not being able to memorize code snippets you see might negatively affect your self-esteem at first. However, if you look at the bigger picture and analyze how much youll need to learn, youll realize that its not necessary to try to remember every bit of syntax or snippet.

Dont get me wrong. There are things that you absolutely have to remember. Youll be heavily using them, and it will save you time later on. However, the point is, almost everything is searchable. You could quickly find those code blocks later on, so all you need to remember is what it is used for so th...

19:00

How to write a good software design doc "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Photo by Este Janssens on Unsplash

As a software engineer, I spend a lot of time reading and writing design documents. After having gone through hundreds of these docs, Ive seen first hand a strong correlation between good design docs and the ultimate success of the project.

This article is my attempt at describing what makes a design document great.

The article is split into 4 sections:

  • Why write a design document
  • What to include in a design document
  • How to write it
  • and the Process around it

Why write a design document?

A design docalso known as a technical specis a description of how you plan to solve a problem.

There are lots of writings already on why its important to write a design doc before diving into coding. So all Ill say here is:

A design doc is the most useful tool for making sure the right work gets done.

The main goal is to make you more effective by forcing you to think through the design and gather feedback from others. People often think the point of a design doc is to to teach others about some system or serve as documentation later on. While those can be beneficial side effects, they are not the goal in and of themselves.

As a general rule of thumb, if you are working on a project that might take at least 1 engineer-month or more, you should write a design doc. But dont stop therea lot of smaller projects could benefit from a mini design doc too.

Great! If you are still reading, you believe in the importance of design docs. However, different engineering teams, and even engineers within the same team, often write design docs very differently. So lets talk about the content, style, and process of a good design doc.

Photo by Todd Quackenbush on Unsplash...

17:46

Computer Science Courses Helped Bhakti Land a Job "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Its been over a year now since I started using Coursera and I can say with certainty that my computer science skills have vastly improved. Im pursuing a Bachelor in Information Technology from Mumbai University. When I started using Coursera, I was interested in job opportunities as a software developer and was hoping to get interviews at the top multinational corporations that visit our campus.

Companies usually start visiting our college campus every June to offer full-time positions, so that pushed me to start preparing for interviews. I decided to use Coursera as one of my tools. I took Algorithmic Toolbox Specialization, Data Structures, Algorithms on Graphs, and Programming for Everybody.

These courses were instrumental in arming me with the knowledge I needed to truly understand core concepts. They were descriptive and the assignments were challenging. The content was high-quality and the course structure ensured good flow and understanding by building on previous concepts. All the knowledge from world-class instructors being made available to millions of people across the globe is truly amazing.

The computer science courses I took on Coursera helped me land my dream job as a software developer at a FinTech company. It was a really proud moment for me. Im going to start working there full-time after I graduate.

I would like to thank everyone who teaches on Coursera for the incredible service theyre providing that Im sure is helping thousands of other students like me.

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08:27

IDYW response to the APPG Inquiry What are the training and workforce development needs to secure and sustain youth work? "IndyWatch Feed Education"

YWalive

The fourth question asked by the NYA on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group.

What are the training and workforce development needs to secure and sustain youth work?

Recent evidence has indicated that the number of courses leading to JNC-recognised youth and community work qualifications has fallen substantially since 2012, with only 36 undergraduate degree courses still operating in 2014-15. Structures for training and qualifying part-time and volunteer youth workers have also become much more fragmented and indeed privatised, leaving participants often having to fund themselves on the routes that are available.

The main route now for professional qualification is a degree course although there are still courses up to Level 3 that are delivered locally through various training providers. In the past workers would often start working either as a paid worker or volunteer in their local youth centre/project. However the significant change in funding arrangements for delivering part-time training (now the NVQ), together with the severe cuts in Local Authority Youth Services, the dominance of the outsourcing and commissioning culture,, means that we have lost an underpinning foundation for the planning and delivery of professional development for the workforce. In particular, we have lost an authentically local character to training and staff development. Training isnt commissioned to meet need, but is provided by organisations tha...

00:47

Explore the applications and limits of Breadth First Search to the shortest paths in a weighted "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Explore the applications and limits of Breadth First Search to the shortest paths in a weighted graph

Do you know the amount of global air traffic in 2017? Do you know what the rise has been for air traffic over the past several years ? Well, lets look at some statistics.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/564769/airline-industry-number-of-flights/

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a record 4.1 billion passengers were carried by the aviation industry on scheduled services in 2017. And, the number of flights rose to 37 million globally in 2017.

Thats a lot of passengers and a lot of flights occupying the air space on a daily basis across the world. Since there are hundreds and thousands of these flights all around the globe, there are bound to be different routes with multiple stops in between from one place to another.

Every flight has a source and destination of its own and a standard economy seat price associated with it. Lets leave out the fancy business class tickets and extra leg room and what not!

In such a scenario, it is too confusing to choose what flight would be the best one if we want to go from one place to another.

Lets see the number of flight options StudentUniverse (provides discounts for students ) gives me from Los Angeles to New Delhi.

Every flight has a Details hyperlink with it, so we searched for that and found 119 total flights.

119 total flights are being offered. Then there appears a pop up on the website saying that there are other websites that might be offering similar flights at even cheaper rates. 

So many websites and uncountable flights for just a single source and destination.

As a developer, if I want to solve this problem, I would build a system to efficiently address the following queries:

  • Total number of destinations reachable (with a max number of stops) from my current location, and also list those destinations.
    One should keep their options open when they want to travel .
  • It is a known fact (IMO ) that a route with multiple stops tends to be a cheaper alternative to direct flights.
    So, given a source and a destination, we may want to find routes with at least 2 or 3 stops.
  • Most impor...

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Thursday, 12 July

22:51

How identifying a strong theme can make product development more effective "IndyWatch Feed Education"

This simplicity affords a focus that is disciplined and strong, because those initial features stand for the core idea.

However, as an idea grows, so do its changing product priorities and ever increasing customer feedback demanding change. What was once a simple product vision can become something verbose. You can lose sight of what made it mean something to people in its initial simplicity.

The Problem

Technology companies typically have either a top-down or bottom-up approach to product development.

A top-down focus usually means that leadership directs all product decisions. A bottom-up focus is driven entirely by research and feedback.

Beauty lies somewhere in between, when these two approaches are taken together. But when one weighs in more, problems start to occur.

Top down focus

Characteristics of a top-down approach to product development typically look like this:

  • Investors tell leadership what to tell the product teams to build
  • Investors and leadership hold meetings where they make decisions about the product without a lead product team member present
  • Leadership team gives the product team a list of features they want to be built
  • Leadership changes sprints mid-way through because they want something added or changed immediately
  • Leadership plans sprints and directs the product roadmap, whereas the product team simply executes with no involvement in those decisions

Bottom up focus

On the other side, a bottom-up approach usually looks like this:

  • Leadership stays out of product development in general and focuses on setting business priorities in the form of goals, visions, and strategies
  • Leadership has frequent meetings about the direction of the product with suggestions in hand, but typically accepts push back on their suggestions from product team leads
  • Leadership makes suggestions, but the product team leads always have the final call
  • Leadership avoids and rarely engages with individuals in the product team (designers, developers, and so on)

Any of this sound familiar?

These characteristics can paint a picture of any product development environment at a startup in the last few years.

So what is the problem with all of this?...

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Saturday, 30 June

20:50

[BONUS] Liberty In Our Lifetime? Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest Q&A "IndyWatch Feed Education"

A snapshot from my delightful and challenging Q&A at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. The first question came from a loyal longtime listener named Scott B, and although it had a few components it basically boiled down to "do you think liberty in our lifetime is possible?" Are we talking about the dissolution of ...

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02:58

How To Study History With Professor CJ [PODCAST #569] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(Recorded at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest) CJ Kilmer is a college history professor and the host of the acclaimed The Dangerous History Podcast. He has been one of the most frequently requested guests on School Sucks, so consider this show an icebreaker for future conversations. The History of CJ -CJ's origin story and ...

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Wednesday, 27 June

20:23

The Mind and Mindset of Scott Horton [PODCAST #568] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(As explained by Scott Horton) Scott Horton is a well-known and widely respected author, broadcaster and US foreign policy analyst. I have always wanted to have Scott on the show, but despite the large overlap in our audiences there is little overlap in our topics of discussion. However, we were both speakers at the Midwest ...

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Thursday, 14 June

02:01

Noah Tetzner The Unschooler Podcast Star [PODCAST #567] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Noah Tetzner is 17. He left school last year to become an unschooler (it was his mother's idea!) and just a couple of months ago he launched The History of Vikings Podcast. The show was almost immediately successful; Noah has been invited to join a history podcast network, the show has thousands of listeners, he ...

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Sunday, 10 June

18:06

[BONUS] THE MASTERMIND s01e01 The Time For Expansion "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 136 MINUTES) With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole. The Mastermind shows begin with a "pain point," which is a pressing problem of a personal, professional, political, cultural or educational nature. We discuss the problem in detail and contemplate/debate solutions. Every day, Alex Jones and his collection of extremely punchable co-hosts shill for the executive ...

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Wednesday, 06 June

20:42

James and Taylor Davis A New Take On Peaceful Parenting [PODCAST #566] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Peaceful parenting is a difficult term. There definitely seems to be some implicit judgment there. What's the alternative to peaceful parenting? Violent parenting? Thus it's understandable why many curious parents would find the label off-putting, as it might raise concerns they wouldn't be able to live up to certain standards in their relationships with their ...

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Sunday, 03 June

18:27

[BONUS] THE MASTERMIND Pilot Episode PodcastMasterMind "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 126 MINUTES) The new weekly supporter-only series! Fellow Podcastmasters Jason Osborne and Gardner Goldsmith join Brett to launch The Mastermind. These shows will typically begin with a "pain point," which is a pressing problem of a personal, professional, political, cultural or educational nature. A rotating group of co-hosts will then discuss the problem in ...

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Sunday, 27 May

17:35

[BONUS] The State of STEM A Report From the Field "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 108 MINUTES) STEM = Science + Technology + Engineering + Math My friend works in educational technology sales and he recently attended a STEM conference. He actually wound up being a judge in some of the student competitions at the event. In this show, he'll shares his notes. Some of the student projects are ...

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Thursday, 24 May

06:55

Star Wars Double Feature [PODCAST #565 FREE A/V] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

I have some announcements about content and travel. And I have attached a couple Star Wars-related audios from the bonus section for your enjoyment. 1. [BONUS] How To Star Wars Rogue One and A New Order Recorded December 18th, 2016 (1 hour, 8 minutes) Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn (sexandsciencehour.com) join me in-studio for ...

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Wednesday, 23 May

20:23

[BONUS] This Is America? An Analysis "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 75 MINUTES) Brett, Andrew and James discuss 2 most emotional issues of our day - guns and race - as they are presented in This Is America. Is this more of the same - the safest and most socially acceptable way to think disguised as the revolution, to use the angst of young people ...

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Friday, 18 May

20:30

[BONUS] Drive Journal New Orleans To Pittsburgh, Hour 25 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Drive Journal - A trip recap, in a state of delirium. With fellow travelers Andrew and Larry. How NOLA is both amazing and gross - and some thoughts about the event. Here's a link to the audio version: New Orleans To Pittsburgh Hour 25 Related PostsShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)87Tags: bonus, a/vPre-Show ...

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19:04

LIVE In New Orleans With Thad and Brett [PODCAST #564] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

The tense and truculent final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and question us on the following topics: Jason - Foreign policy and the military: how to close the physical and psychological distance between America and its enemies? Norm - Higher education: how ...

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Wednesday, 09 May

20:09

Joanne Kaminski What Children Need To Fall In Love With Reading [PODCAST #563] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Today, the story of a public school teacher who eventually found a much better way to connect with and teach young people. Joanne Kaminski joins me to discuss her path into and out of public school teaching, why she left, and the advantages of online tutoring she has discovered. We'll also cover some of her ...

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Thursday, 03 May

17:53

Is Guilt Useful? Is Narcissism Natural? With Thaddeus Russell [PODCAST #562] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

This is a follow-up to Podcast #558: God, Grant Me the Serenity. Thad's presentation in that episode produced a lot of upset among listeners, and there were several aspects of the conversation that left me feeling unsatisfied. I invited Thad back to address this lack of satisfaction, along with some listener feedback to our first ...

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Thursday, 26 April

20:48

Find Your Focus With Ambition Mapping With Zak Slayback, Part 2 [PODCAST #561] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(Part Two of Two) Zak Slayback returns for a marathon discussion on how to set and make progress towards meaningful personal and professional goals. Recorded April 9th in Pittsburgh, PA in the studio of good friend Andrew Mercer. I was really happy Andrew joined us; he added some great stories and thoughtful questions related to ...

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Wednesday, 25 April

19:48

[BONUS] Zak Slayback Outtakes + A Bonus Conversation on Self-Esteem From 2014 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(OUTTAKES 16 MINUTES, BONUS CONVERSATION 20 MINUTES) What landed on the cutting room floor after the marathon conversation with Zak, plus a conversation about depression, gratitude and self-esteem on Andrew's show in 2014. It's interesting to listen to where we were at four years ago. Or click HERE

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15:47

[BONUS] Empathy Is Overrated? And the San Francisco Sons of Liberty "IndyWatch Feed Education"

An unreleased snapshot from School Sucks Across America. In early Novemeber 2017, I attended a "Friendsgiving" dinner party with School Sucks listeners and friends. Huge thanks to Darren and Mic for hosting and making sure I had a great time while in the Bay Area. Back in 2014, Darren actually bought me the Zoom h4 ...

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Monday, 23 April

19:34

Deschool Yourself and Find Your Focus With Zak Slayback, Part 1 [PODCAST #560] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(Part One of Two) Zak Slayback returns for a marathon discussion on how to set and make progress towards meaningful personal and professional goals. Recorded April 9th in Pittsburgh, PA in the studio of good friend Andrew Mercer. I was really happy Andrew joined us; he added some great stories and thoughtful questions related to ...

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Saturday, 21 April

00:34

[BONUS] Michael Malice On Self-Discipline Awkward Start Version "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Podcast #559 with ten extra minutes at the beginning. Or click HERE. Michael Malice is an accomplished author, celebrity ghostwriter, Twitter provocateur, podcaster and cable news commentator. He joins me for what begins as a conversation about "health" and fitness practices, but then it evolves into a fascinating exploration of habit and self-discipline. I approached ...

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Friday, 20 April

17:30

Michael Malice On Self-Discipline [PODCAST #559] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Michael Malice is an accomplished author, celebrity ghostwriter, Twitter provocateur, podcaster and cable news commentator. He joins me for what begins as a conversation about "health" and fitness practices, but then it evolves into a fascinating exploration of habit and self-discipline. I approached this personal development topic through the lens of fitness because Michael has ...

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Tuesday, 17 April

20:14

God, Grant Me the Serenity With Thaddeus Russell [PODCAST #558] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

In our most challenging and uncomfortable conversation to date, Thaddeus Russell and I explore some things about my past that I've had trouble accepting and often wonder if I can still change. A lengthy list of topics follows: shame, moralizing, self-sacrifice, relationships as transactions, dishonesty, the war in our heads between the puritan and the ...

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Friday, 13 April

17:43

The Relationship Benefits of Unschooling With Pam Laricchia [PODCAST #557] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

I'm pleased to present one of our finest productions on the topic of unschooling. An important thread running through this conversation: the benefits of unschooling in terms of relationship with self, with family and with people in the community. Pam Laricchia is the creator of the blog livingjoyfully.ca - an amazing, well-organized resource for people ...

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Wednesday, 11 April

19:17

[BONUS] Fitness As A Foundation For A Productive and Prosperous Life "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 103 MINUTES) This extremely detailed presentation is a continuation of the personal development conversations (The Long Bumpy Road...). In this episode Brett teams up with a competition power lifter named Larry to offer diet and exercise knowledge and advice to Andrew and James. Andrew is new to weightlifting; James is knowledgeable but currently in ...

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Tuesday, 10 April

14:59

The Making of A Mindless Movement A Teachers Perspective On Student Walkouts [PODCAST #556] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

This April we'll be showered with more misguided student walkouts and other "teen-led" gun control activism displays. Shortly after releasing Podcast #552: #ENOUGH With Thaddeus Russell I received an email from a public school teacher who wished to remain anonymous. I thought this was an important perspective to share with you, and I was ...

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Friday, 06 April

15:44

How A Teen Took Control of His Own Life Matt Maruca, Part Two [PODCAST #555] "IndyWatch Feed Education"

This is the continuation of Matt's awesome story about what is possible when a young person embraces personal responsibility and self-directed, real-world education. In today's conversation, Matt continues to discuss his health research and how the Bosnia trip was a catalyst for more learning. I learn about Mitochondrial health, sunlight and Vitamin D, dangers of ...

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Wednesday, 04 April

17:20

[PODCAST] #554: Face It Q&A (Matt Maruca, Interlude) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Matt Maruca began his self-education journey at age 13. In middle school Matt began seeking answers to a variety of chronic ailments, discovered the joys of self-directed learning and never looked back. After realizing and harnessing his efficacy and abilities, he found school to be an almost intolerable obstacle to his education. In this interlude ...

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Monday, 02 April

22:23

[PODCAST] #553: How A Teen Took Control of His Own Life (Matt Maruca, Part One) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Many of you are going to learn a lot this week. And your teacher is eighteen years old. This is an amazing story (told in three parts) of what is possible when a young person embraces personal responsibility and self-directed, real-world education. In the midst of my growing frustration about things like #MarchForOurLives and the ...

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Saturday, 31 March

14:22

[BONUS] The Long Bumpy Road (Part 2) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

A continuation of The Long, Bumpy, Endless and Essential Road of Personal Development SEGMENT ONE (3-11-18) Optimizing personal finances Managing credit cards Accountability Professional Advancement - navigating around employer "stated preferences" and understanding what is needed The unexpected personal costs of financial mismanagement Weekly Goals A Freer Mind: The 5 step process of GTD and ...

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Tuesday, 27 March

18:50

[PODCAST] #552: #ENOUGH With Thaddeus Russell "IndyWatch Feed Education"

This past weekend hundreds of thousands of ill-informed teenagers participated in a nationwide accidental fundraiser for the NRA called #MarchForOurLives. Thaddeus Russell returns to examine the bigger picture. We'll discuss the fetish-ization of children by both the left and the right. Other themes include politics as a performance on a stage, dangers of absolutist thinking, ...

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Sunday, 25 March

14:53

[PODCAST] #551: What It Means To Be Educated Blake Boles (Part 2) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Part Two of Two Today's show is intended as a resource for listeners looking to share the ideas of alternative education and self directed learning with their friends and family, or with anyone wants to learn more about these subjects. Blake Boles builds exciting alternatives to traditional school for self-directed young people. He runs the ...

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Tuesday, 20 March

22:24

[PODCAST] #550: Unschool Adventures Blake Boles (Part 1) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Blake Boles works to create alternatives to traditional school for self-directed young people. He directs the company Unschool Adventures and is the author of The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, and College Without High School. Part One of Two This show is an introduction to the life and work of Blake Boles, and ...

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Friday, 16 March

17:37

[PODCAST] #549: Days of Wonder An Inspiring Model For Alternative Education "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Cynthia Day is the founder of and a teacher at the Days of Wonder School in Batavia, OH. I invited her on the show as part of a continuing effort to showcase successful and inspiring alternative education models, along with desirable attributes of voluntary learning communities. Cynthia began her teaching career in public school, but ...

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Tuesday, 13 March

19:55

[PODCAST] #548: Is College Worth It? Economist Bryan Caplan Says No "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Today, everyone is asking "is college worth it?" Oh, wait a minute...no they're not. In fact, considering the looming student loan debt crisis and troubling graduation numbers, almost nobody is thinking deeply and carefully enough about this question. Furthermore, most students, parents, teachers and guidance counselors still view college as the only path a "college ...

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Monday, 05 March

19:05

[PODCAST] #547: Building Your Own Credential and Career (Derek Magill, Part Two) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Part Two of Two - Please Make Sure You Heard Part One! As as follow up to our conversation on dropping out of college, Derek Magill and I explore how to "build your own credential" in lieu of a degree. Derek explains why he believes such a self-directed credential is superior to the four-year degree, ...

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Wednesday, 28 February

19:27

[PODCAST] #546: Dropping Out of College, Why and How (Derek Magill, Part One) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Part one of Two - Derek Magill joins me to discuss his personal journey through and beyond dropping out of college. Derek is just twenty-four years old, but he is already enjoying great success as an entrepreneur, freelancer and writer. He also currently serves as the Director of Marketing for Praxis. Derek dropped out of ...

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Tuesday, 27 February

18:13

[BONUS] The Long, Bumpy, Endless and Essential Road of Personal Development "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Brett, Andrew and James Mastermind on a variety of personal development topics: Emotional Health, Fitness, Financial, Productivity, Organization, Focus Andrew identifies his reasons for wanting to improve: * Want to be confident in my decisions * Want to be more understanding * Want to master tasks and actions * Want to be successful * Want ...

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Friday, 23 February

14:48

[SUPPLEMENTAL] #545: Just Let Me Draw Please. This Is Important. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Here are some highlights of my recent interview on the new and rapidly growing Free Man Beyond the Wall Podcast. Mance and I discuss our experiences as students, and I share a story about the intense desire I felt as a teenager to create and produce things that were meaningful for me, even if they ...

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Friday, 16 February

18:33

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

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. ...

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Wednesday, 14 February

14:28

[PODCAST] #543: Peter Gray (Part Two) Schools Impact On Creativity and Critical Thinking "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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 ...

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Monday, 12 February

13:59

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

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 ...

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Sunday, 04 February

18:37

[BONUS] The Trials of A Young Autodidact "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 1 HOUR, 45 MINUTES) Twenty-two-year-old Danny McCarthy showed up at A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell in August and impressed a lot of people. He had traveled to Salem, MA from Cleveland. Then he and his girlfriend Alice camped three miles away from the event. His story brought Thad to tears. The experience left me ...

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Friday, 02 February

12:34

[PODCAST] #541: Whats Between You and Your Goals? "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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 ...

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Saturday, 27 January

20:08

[BONUS] High School Janitor Confidential "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 62 MINUTES) Michael works as a custodian in a public STEM high school in the western United States. Recently he started listening to the School Sucks Podcast and he wanted to share some of his observations from the inside. He offers some fascinating and uncomfortable insights (both big picture and small) on public schooling, ...

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Wednesday, 24 January

19:06

[PODCAST] #540: School Sucks Across America Conclusion "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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. ...

04:30

[BONUS] Episode 540 Extras: Pre-Show, Outtakes, and Bretts San Francisco Driving Meltdown "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 45 MINUTES) This audio picks up at the end of the regular show. It includes a pre-show in which we discuss Conspira-Tour! Specifically Dealey Plaza and the JFK assassination. This is followed by a couple of outtakes that didn't fit in with the conversation I wanted to present. There is some commentary from me, ...

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Saturday, 20 January

01:04

[PODCAST] #539: School Is A Choice A Conversation With A Real Public School Teacher "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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 ...

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Monday, 15 January

16:36

[BONUS] The Deep End 024 With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TWO - OCTOBER 16 - Hartford, CT) This is one of my favorite Deep End episodes. Even though it was filmed three months ago, it features several topics that are always worth revisiting and many that are becoming increasingly relevant. Title: The Deep End episode 024 Date Filmed: October 16, 2017 | ...

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Wednesday, 10 January

19:09

[PODCAST] #538: The Block Is Hot With Roger Ver "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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 ...

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Sunday, 07 January

19:33

[PODCAST] #537: The Richmond Autodidacts Roundtable "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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 ...

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Wednesday, 03 January

23:23

[PODCAST] #536: Raising Adults Why Two Knoxville Radio Hosts Chose Home-Education "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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 ...

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Friday, 29 December

00:17

[PODCAST] #535: The Wheels Off Liberty Reunion "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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, ...

00:17

[BONUS] Wheels Off Liberty Reunion UNEDITED "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-FOUR - NOV 17 - Ardmore, OK) WARNING: This sucks worse than the actual show does. With 35 additional minutes of behind the scenes, out-takes and other material deemed not good enough for the final cut (believe it or not). Or click HERE to download. View all shows from School Sucks Across ...

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Thursday, 28 December

14:58

[AUDIO EXTRA] Brett On Declare Your Independence With Ernest Hancock and Davi Barker "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-ONE - NOV 14 - Glendale, AZ) Brett and Nick visit the Freedom's Phoenix headquarters on the 1st and 2nd days of the return trip. Brett, Ernie and Davi discuss the tour, Nick's documentary, schooling, college, self-directed education, the future, Bitcoin, and much more. View all shows from School Sucks Across America ...

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Tuesday, 26 December

23:05

[PODCAST] #534: Cut Your Own Path (With Michael, Kristin and Elle) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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 ...

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Friday, 22 December

15:56

[PODCAST] #533: A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Live Interactive Podcast (Part 2 of 2) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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 ...

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Tuesday, 19 December

15:46

[PODCAST] #532: A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Live Interactive Podcast (Part 1 of 2) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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: ...

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Friday, 15 December

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Monday, 11 December

21:19

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINETEEN - NOV 2 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT) View all shows from Paul Duane, the Cross-Dressing Mormon Anarchist, gives me a tour of Temple Square and shares the gospel, history, features and benefits of Mormonism in an attempt to persuade me to join the faith. Watch the full video version: View ...

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Saturday, 09 December

17:17

[SUPPLEMENTAL] #529: Brett and Tom Woods Discuss School Sucks Across America "IndyWatch Feed Education"

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 ...

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Tuesday, 05 December

01:36

[PODCAST] #528: A Roundtable of Hot Topics! In Denver "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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 ...

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Thursday, 30 November

19:51

[PODCAST] #527: How Our Three-Year-Old Helped Transform Our Political and Parenting Philosophies "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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 Shawna's public school teaching experience, how children reveal ...

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Tuesday, 28 November

20:01

[PODCAST] #526: Sparks Academy (Founder Interview and Student Discussion) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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, ...

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Friday, 24 November

23:20

[BONUS] Final Video Drive Journal Day 40 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(VIDEO, 20 minutes) -New York City to Yale University -The Sun sets on School Sucks Across America Part 1 Part 2 On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America ...

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Monday, 20 November

18:15

[PODCAST] #525: The St. Louis Movements Impact On American Schooling (With Kevin Cole) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#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 ...

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Sunday, 19 November

17:39

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 35 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 43 minutes) -From Ardmore OK to Memphis TN (Recorded while we were leaving Mena AR) -A very sketchy visit to the infamous Mena airstrip that CIA used in 80s cocaine trafficking -Clinton conspiracy theories from the Arkansas day through the present -The wisdom of the Frankfurt School? Click HERE to download. On October 15th ...

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Thursday, 16 November

08:24

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 32 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 43 minutes) -Albuquerque, NM to Amarillo, TX (even though we weren't sure at the time of recording) -Discussing our visit with the Erwin family today and our exploration of New Mexico -overcoming stress and frustration on both legs of the trip Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across ...

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Monday, 13 November

21:17

[BONUS] Video Drive Journal Day 30 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(VIDEO, 27 minutes) -Los Angeles to Glendale, Arizona -First drive journal with Nick in the car -Coming from A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell -The School Sucks Across America documentary Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about ...

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20:02

[PODCAST] #524: The Detroit School Sucks Meet-Up "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY ELEVEN - OCT 25 - DETROIT, MI) A late-night discussion with several members of a great liberty community in the Detroit area. I will definitely be visiting with these folks again in the near future. Most participants will address the second of our 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? ...

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Friday, 10 November

03:57

[BONUS] Video Drive Journal Day 26 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(VIDEO, 27 minutes) -Morro Bay to Los Angeles -The last solo drive journal of School Sucks Across America -more coastal stops Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher ...

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Thursday, 09 November

03:49

[BONUS] Video Drive Journal Day 25 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(VIDEO, 14 minutes) -Bay Area to Morro Bay -I "visited" Hearst Castle -A stop at the beach, new discoveries On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will ...

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03:38

[BONUS] Video Drive Journal Day 24 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(VIDEO, 31 minutes) -Darren Gill and I drive in to and through the city of San Francisco while discussing the politics of the Bay Area Part One Part Two On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to ...

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Monday, 06 November

09:41

[PODCAST] #523: The Columbus School Sucks Roundtable "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINE - OCT 23 - Columbus, OH) Eleven people. Five mics. School stories, self-education journeys, identity politics, college, religion, home education experiences, childhood trauma, self-sufficiency and more. Most participants will address our 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your ...

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Sunday, 05 November

18:48

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 22 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 43 Minutes) With Webmaster Tony driving around Sacramento Tony asks me questions about the trip and then we play word association games Click HERE for Download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher ...

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Saturday, 04 November

18:51

[BONUS] Video Drive Journal Day 20 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(VIDEO, 25 minutes in 3 parts) -usually bonus content, but this one is free -Salt Lake City to Reno -My expectations for the Libertarian Party Meetup in Reno -Had an awesome time in SLC with Paul Duane, Mormon Temple tour Part 1 (watch in 4k) Part 2 (watch in 4k) Part 3 (watch in 4k) ...

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17:57

[PODCAST] #522: Devin Fraze A Life Worth Reading About "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TEN - OCT 24 - Touring the Columbus Learning Co-Op in Columbus, OH) This great connection might have never happened without the SSAA tour. Devin Fraze is the founder and director of the Columbus Learning Co-Op. He was once on track to become a certified public school math teacher, but he chose ...

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Thursday, 02 November

07:05

[BONUS] Video Drive Journal Day 19 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(VIDEO, 9 minutes) -Through the Rocky Mountains, see what I'm seeing -Unfortunately the video cuts off about half way through my talk On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across ...

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Wednesday, 01 November

00:55

[PODCAST] #521: Gabi Maylock Masters of Critical Studies In Education "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINE - OCT 23 - Columbus, OH) Gabi Maylock is a newish listener who is pursuing a Masters Degree in Education. She was introduced to the podcast by her friend Noah, who accompanied her to the Columbus meetup. Before the event, we sat down to discuss their School Sucks stories, self-education, Gabi's ...

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Tuesday, 31 October

02:42

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 17 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 24 minutes) -Wichita, KS to Burlington, CO -A personal day -Home-educator's meetup in KS -Kansas is beautiful and surreal, or am I going crazy -First snow Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives ...

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Sunday, 29 October

06:32

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 14 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 24 minutes) -St. Louis to Kansas City -Hanging out with Kevin Cole -The tunnel of schooling vs. the horizon of self-education -Deep down, parents know school sucks Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other ...

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Saturday, 28 October

06:56

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 13 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 19 minutes) -Chicago to St. Louis -Where do I belong? -Illinois is flat Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over ...

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06:52

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 12 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 15 minutes) -Detroit to Chicago -My real tour of Detroit -Revitalizations, New England vs. the Midwest -My brain doesn't work Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School ...

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Friday, 27 October

17:16

[PODCAST] #520: Circle School Roundtable (With Tony Myers and Over 20 Young Self-Educators) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIX - OCT 20 - Harrisburg, PA) Tony and I ask and answer questions with Circle School students and staff. From the The Circle School website: A pioneer in integral education, The Circle Schools program balances freedom and responsibility in a self-directed, democratic community. Students are free to choose their own activities, ...

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Wednesday, 25 October

07:57

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 11 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 16 minutes) -Columbus to Detroit -Sleep issues Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops ...

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Tuesday, 24 October

16:21

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 9 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 16 minutes) -Pittsburgh to Columbus -I talk about Pittsburgh. It was amazing. Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 ...

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Monday, 23 October

21:59

[PODCAST] 519: From the Rooftop Philadelphia Meet-Up "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY FOUR - OCT 18 - South Philly) One of my favorite shows of all time. A rapid-fire and at times wonderfully chaotic conversation with Ben Dasher, Mike, Phil Surdam, Steve Miller-Miller, Phillip Figueiredo and Brian Foglia. Some great revelations in this one! Especially from Ben and Brian. Several participants will address the ...

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Sunday, 22 October

05:38

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 7 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 16 minutes) -Indiana County to Butler, PA -My visit to the Biconik farm. You might remember discussions about their permaculture in our Autonomy Through Agorism series -My reunion with Mandrik Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home ...

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Saturday, 21 October

06:49

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 6 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 16 minutes) -In York, PA -My thoughts on my visit to The Circle School and the conversations with students -I start answering listener "ask me anything" questions Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other ...

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Friday, 20 October

21:33

[PODCAST] #518: Phil Surdam The Human Use of Human Beings "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - The Pine Barrens, NJ) A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my new friend Phil Surdam. Phil is the Vice President of a very successful glass manufacturing business, an independent researcher and a School Sucks listener/supporter. He is well-versed on the subject of cybernetics, so we discuss it. I ...

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Thursday, 19 October

03:56

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 5 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 15 minutes) -From The Pine Barrens, NJ to York, PA -There was no entry yesterday because I was in the car with Phil -A quick ramble at the end of my drive before I meet up with Tony Myers Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country ...

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Wednesday, 18 October

18:04

[PODCAST] #517: Richard Grove Making A Map "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - HARTFORD, CT) A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my dear friend and mentor Richard Grove. Rich is a forensic historian, film maker and founder of TragedyandHope.com. Our conversation is built around 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to ...

06:53

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 3 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 16 minutes) -From East Hartford CT to The Pine Barrens NJ -Presence -Interviewing Richard Grove Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour ...

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Tuesday, 17 October

02:13

[BONUS] Drive Journal Day 2 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(AUDIO, 14 minutes) -From Keene NH to East Hartford CT -Mark from FTL -Anxiety and routines Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour ...

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Monday, 16 October

16:56

[BONUS] Brett On News With Nick "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(DAY TWO - OCT 16 - KEENE, NH) This morning I got to be a co-host on my favorite live news program. Nick Ryder and I discuss Muslims, Las Vegas oddities, the psychology of Harvey Weinstein, cultural implications of McDonalds sauce problems and much more. Show starts at 9:35.

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16:30

[AUDIO EXTRA] Brett Launches School Sucks Across America On Free Talk Live "IndyWatch Feed Education"

(DAY ONE - OCT 15 - KEENE, NH) Free Talk Live was an extremely important and influential show for me over ten years ago. Since Mark and Ian were largely responsible for launching me into libertarianism, I thought it was an ideal place to launch School Sucks Across America. Warning: Not the best night for ...

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Friday, 13 October

21:12

[PODCAST] #516: The First Sphere of Freedom, With Jeff Berwick "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Brett and Jeff share two different approaches to confronting and recovering from depression and addiction. Plus travel tips! Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Anarchapulco Anarchast Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop ...

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Thursday, 12 October

14:53

School Sucks Across America Outbound Tour Schedule "IndyWatch Feed Education"

What education is: a lifelong journey of seeking and integrating knowledge, intrinsically motivated and serving the needs of the individual learner What education isn't: compulsory, institutionalized schooling (and a lot of what's being taught in colleges) Background Brett Veinotte is a former teacher, teacher trainer and college admissions consultant. In 2009, after 10 years pf ...

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Friday, 06 October

17:55

[PODCAST] #515: The Echo Chamber Wall Just Got 20 Feet Higher (With Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample) "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample join me to revisit a past topic - how the internet is connecting and dividing us - since new problems and opportunities are presenting themselves on a weekly basis. We focus a large portion of our discussion of the echo chamber effect that exacerbates division in society. How susceptible are ...

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