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Wanna see #ThriversEd in action, now, today, wherever you are?

What will you find at the skatepark?All the motivation absent from school.Photo by: Noah_DiamondGo to the skatepark. You’ll see a thriving Institute of Persistent Excellence composed entirely of peaceful, purposeful, playful volunteers. Dutch Uncles and their adhocracies? Simultaneously abundant and … Continue reading

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Why do children rebel so comprehensively against schooling? Why do rape victims fight back?

If you read my magnum opus yesterday, you know a lot more about ThriversEd than you did before. Here’s something I figured out only later: Schooling : Education :: Rape : Love-making The way we’ve done schooling so far – … Continue reading

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#ThriversEd: Snagging the wrench out of the works with self-improvement for the not-yet self-aware.

“You’re following all this, right?”Photo by: Daniel X. O’NeilTrue confession: I can be fun to be around – for a while. But eventually I start to wear on almost everyone, because I can be juggling so many eggs, torches, bowling … Continue reading

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What’s the Stone Soup game? In three quick minutes – what have you got?

You bring what you’ve got. I’ll bring what I’ve got. Together we’ll have a feast of the mind.Photo by: Paul JosephStone Soup is not just one of the earliest of the ThriversEd games, as with the Dutch Uncle game, it encapsulates … Continue reading

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PEAK the Yelp-killer: How a few magic beans could change your evaluation of everything.

“Where’s my added-value?”Let’s see… I threw off a social network, but who who needs another one of those? Mine has recruitment, participation and retention incentives, where none of the others do – and no need for advertising and all the … Continue reading

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Why did those fussy old schoolmarms make such a fetish of useless subjects like penmanship?

Q: If a kid has a fidget toy, what doesn’t he have?A: Enough to do with his hands.Photo by: fidgetcircleDon’t confuse me. I don’t love top-down, outside-in education any way it’s done. But still: There are better and worse ways … Continue reading

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The independence you crave is freedom from Cautious tyranny – and only the Driven can deliver it.

Here’s a fun tweet from me (well, fun for me, anyway): How East Eats West: Jesus the Sc wed the Dc Greeks to the Ci Jews, yielding the Ds Anglosphere—now being devoured by Ci #Marxism and #Islam. — Greg Swann … Continue reading

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