Video

The Trivium Method with Gene Odening
What You Should Have Been Taught in School But Weren’t

This is the story of the 3 successive stages of the “Philosophic Life” which almost all of us live. Some of us live it consciously, others, not so much. Gene’s story is one of good fortune. Early in adolescence he was given the tools to recognize and to pursue the Philosophic Life, which he undertook to do, not as a vocation but as a serious hobbyist. This is part of what the talk is about, defining those tools and following time-tested ways of applying them.

The Quadrivium with Gene Odening
What You Should Have Been Taught in School But Weren’t

This is the story of the 3 successive stages of the “Philosophic Life” which almost all of us live. Some of us live it consciously, others, not so much. Gene’s story is one of good fortune. Early in adolescence he was given the tools to recognize and to pursue the Philosophic Life, which he undertook to do, not as a vocation but as a serious hobbyist. This is part of what the talk is about, defining those tools and following time-tested ways of applying them.

Logical Fallacies with Dr. Michael Labossiere

What would happen if everyone in society received an immunization against all of today’s media and political propaganda? Is there a simple, logical process to arm ourselves against such attempts at mind manipulation and control? What if you had the ability to quickly and easily break down words and sentences to identify lies and untruths and propaganda? What do grammar and rhetoric have to do with logic and critical thinking, or, for that matter, marketing, PR and propaganda spin, and more importantly, exactly how can they help you?

Pop-Up Fallacies
Greenpeace – 001

This is the official launch video for Pop-up Fallacies – www.popupfallacies.com, a media dedicated to revealing the fallacies, or false arguments, in all sorts of corporate, government and other forms of media.

John Taylor Gatto
“Death by Pedagogy: A Teacher’s Polemic Against Inst. Learning”
A recent lecture by John Taylor Gatto given at The Institute for Theological and Interdisciplinary Studies

February 4, 2011 at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

John Taylor Gatto
The Elite Private Boarding Schools

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America
View parts 2-7 on You Tube

Corporations In The Classroom
Marketing to school age students is now a 2 billion dollar industry. The way corporate sponsors are stepping up to the plate, offering promotions, sponsorships and even free curriculum there is no stopping the flow of advertising in covert forms. Or is there?