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Best podcasts about Peter Gray

Latest podcast episodes about Peter Gray

Sideline Sanity with Michele Tafoya

The chance of your child committing suicide is far greater than the chance of your child being kidnapped by a stranger.  How can this be?  And what can we do to help these distressed kids?  Dr. Peter Gray from Psychology Today joins Michele with some straightforward answers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Time for Teachership
86. A Personal Journey of Discovery with Collin Jewett

Time for Teachership

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 39:58


In today's episode, we are talking with engineer, coach, author, and adventurer Collin Jewett about current educational practices and how to find the joy in learning.  ⁠ Episode Highlights: - How to find joy in learning - What education looks like currently - The future of education  - How people learn best  ⁠ Liked this episode? Rate, review, and share!   Collin's links: Course: http://maven.com/curiosityjump/superlearner Free to Learn by Peter Gray - https://www.amazon.com/Free-to-Learn-Peter-Gray-audiobook/dp/B07BQHBK82/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=free+to+learn&qid=1636484238&sr=8-1    Freebie: Unlock Your Three Brain States: https://loom.com/share/folder/d490fc6bbd8642d1a23dfddf07d4ec46

The Forest School Podcast
War (Play)! What is it good for?

The Forest School Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 60:46


Sources: Guardian Debate: https://amp.theguardian.com/theguardian/2000/may/26/debate About the military family perspective: https://childcare.extension.org/ensuring-that-childrens-war-play-is-healthy-safe-and-positive/ Forest school type approach: https://educatedbynature.com/health/war-play-why-risk-is-beneficial/ Peter Gray and concentration camp play https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/freedom-learn/200812/value-play-iii-how-children-confront-lifes-challenges?amp Forest School Cooking:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forest-School-Cooking-Mundane-Marshmallows/dp/B09LGW644R Children of the Forest Links; Bookings & Training: www.children-of-the-forest.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/childrenoftheforest Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/384058572484783 Virtual Consultancy and In-person Training: www.children-of-the-forest.com/consultancy-development

The Essential 11
Lenore Skenazy - America's ”Worst” Mom

The Essential 11

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 63:16


Lenore Skenazy is president of Let Grow, a non-profit promoting childhood independence and resilience, and founder of the Free-Range Kids movement. She is also a speaker, blogger, syndicated columnist, author, and reality show host. A mother who lives in Queens, her controversial decision to let her then-9-year-old son take the New York City Subway home alone became a national story and prompted massive media attention. She was dubbed, "America's Worst Mom." In response, Skenazy founded the book and blog "Free Range Kids," with the aim of "fighting the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a non-organic grape." Let Grow, co-founded in 2018 with Daniel Shuchman, Dr. Peter Gray and Prof. Jonathan Haidt, continues the quest to make it "easy, normal and legal" to give kids back some old-fashioned independence of thought and deed. More places you can find Lenore: Twitter - @FreeRangeKids Website - https://freerangekids.wordpress.com/ Book - Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

Honey! I'm Homeschooling The Kids
S6E135: Literacy- Games and Storytelling with Michael Low

Honey! I'm Homeschooling The Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 69:37 Very Popular


  Literacy- Games and Storytelling Michael Low is a writing teacher and curriculum developer with over two decades of experience.  He's also a tabletop game designer who designs and runs story-telling games for kids from 7-13 that use the inspirational, collaborative nature of role-playing to get kids writing page after page for the sheer joy of it.  You can find his writing classes (homeschool accredited) at LuckOfLegends.com, and his print to play at home monthly games and podcast at StoriesRPG.com.   If you are a regular listener to the show, receive my email newsletter, follow me on social media or are part of the community through Patreon or Clubhouse you will probably know a few things about my beliefs around learning;   1. That learners need to have agency in their lives and learning. Yes, that includes our children.   2. I am a big believer in games and the gamification of learning. In fact Gameschooling is something that I think everyone can incorporate into their homeschool at some point.   3. Learning should be joyful and meaningful. Sure, it can be challenging. But it doesn't have to to be rigorous just to prove it's good or worthy. Learning is not meant to be shameful. It's meant to be fun.   Michael Low also believes in the power of games, (role playing games especially), learner agency and meaning in learning. He also believes in the power of story. That's why he is dedicated to helping young learners write, speak, think, collaborate, think critically and fall in love with storytelling. In This Episode I love hearing insight from educators that have chosen to create and support learners in diverse ways that look nothing like what happens within the classroom walls. Learning to write through play? Looking for fun and collaboration in the writing process? Games and stories that engage our children from start to finish? Then listen to this episode. In this episode Michael and I dive into:   The power of learner agency Why School is a badly designed game The gaps in the education institution and how we'd like it to shift His measurement of success~ teaching the skills learners need to learn on their own You can't learn if you don't trust Deschooling The amazing gifts and joys of role playing games Learning to write through play and games Collaborative Story Telling Engagement Resources For Parents and Homeschoolers Michael's games and classes are Homeschool Accredited.   Learning To Write Through Play- Luck Of Legends   Podcast and Stories- Stories RPG   Luck Of Legends   Michael's Blog   Peter Gray- Free To Learn   Listen to my interview with Dr. Peter Gray. Or my episode on Building Literacy At Home. Looking for more support in your homeschool and unschooling journey? I've got you! Check out my Patreon Community where I offer monthly Live Q&A on all your homeschool, unschool and self directed learning questions. For the summer of 2022- this live support is open to ALL Patron levels. You also have access to my downloads, special videos, insights and interviews with my family! https://www.patreon.com/honeyimhomeschoolingthekids Honey! I'm Homeschooling Club on Clubhouse App offer free weekly discussion groups and support. Follow me on Instagram   Sponsor Shout Out- Night Zookeeper   Thank you to our episode sponsor, Night ZooKeeper!   Is your child a reluctant writer? Do they struggle with reading? If your answer to either of these questions is YES, then Night Zookeeper may be just what you've been looking for.   Night Zookeeper is an online learning program for children aged 6 to 12 years old and uses a gamified approach to help to keep kids engaged and focused on developing awesome reading and writing skills, all while having fun at the same time!   Some of the features we love include the educational games, the fun challenges, the personalized feedback and the super safe community pages, where children can work with each other and learn together.   You can try it for free by clicking on the link in the bio! When you register, you'll get a 7-day, risk-free trial, as well as a huge 50% off your annual subscription, that's a great deal if you ask me!    If you are in the US, Australia, Canada or the UK, look for the special links below for your country:   US: https://www.nightzookeeper.com/en-us/parents/special_offers/1?referrer=honeyimhomeschooling_22&utm_source=honeyimhomeschooling_22&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=podcastCA: https://www.nightzookeeper.com/en-ca/parents/special_offers/ca-offer?referrer=honeyimhomeschooling_22&utm_source=honeyimhomeschooling_22&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=podcastUK: https://www.nightzookeeper.com/en-gb/parents/special_offers/facebook-offer52?referrer=honeyimhomeschooling_22&utm_source=honeyimhomeschooling_22&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=podcastAUS: https://www.nightzookeeper.com/en-au/parents/special_offers/au-offer?referrer=honeyimhomeschooling_22&utm_source=honeyimhomeschooling_22&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=podcast  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Major League Eventing Podcast
"Grid Pro Quo" With Margaret Rizzo McKelvy

Major League Eventing Podcast

Play Episode Play 55 sec Highlight Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 26:00


Karen and Rob chat with the author of the hit new book "Grid Pro Quo", Margaret Rizzo McKelvy!  Margaret shares the inspiration of this book and how this book will help you with your riding through exercises shared by the greats in the sport like Phillip Dutton, Skyler Voss, Stephen Bradley, Ariel Grald, Robert Costello, Ingrid Klimke, Ryan Wood, & More!  And listen to the end to hear how you can win a signed copy by Margaret, Stephen Bradley, Pstty Foster, Peter Gray, Mary Lisa Leffler, Boyd Martin, Brett Shear-Heyman, Sheryl Sutherby, Skyler Voss, & Kelly Williams!   To buy your own copy go to https://www.horseandriderbooks.com/store/grid-pro-quo.html 

RABBITHOLE
Is School Good? #8: Peter Gray

RABBITHOLE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 71:25


Pete and Sparky have a chat with Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College and author of the book "Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life," about the importance of unstructured, adult-free activity in children's social and intellectual development.You can learn more about Professor Gray's books, and read his blog posts, at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/peter-gray-phdThis episode was edited by Dan Thorn (@danieljtvthorn) of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA, and it features theme music by Danny Bradley. If you liked the podcast, please consider supporting our investigators on our Patreon.

Money News with Ross Greenwood: Highlights
Peter Gray - Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, ZIP

Money News with Ross Greenwood: Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 6:00


Zip has implemented its own domestic violence leave policy as the Albanese govt looks to do the same. Also, reports of a BNPL death have been greatly exaggerated.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Radical Parenting Podcast
(S2,E10) Interview With Peter Gray

Radical Parenting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022


Free to Learn by Peter GraySudbury Valley SchoolLetGrow.orgAlliance for Self Directed EducationTipping Points Press - source for Peter Gray's four collections of essaysSuniya Luthar - vulnerability and resilience among youth under high achievement pressureFree Range Kids

Major League Eventing Podcast
Peter Gray Shares Inspiration & Practical Knowledge

Major League Eventing Podcast

Play Episode Play 56 sec Highlight Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 82:00


Karen & Rob chat with 5* Eventer and WEG Eventing judge Peter Gray!  Peter shares how he never gave up even when his own coaches told him to quit.  Now Peter has a resume that few can match.   Then Peter gives insight into what he as a world class judge is looking for from the judge's booth.   Please give it a listen & share with your friends!!  Thank you to Ride iQ for helping put together this inspiring interview.  Learn more here https://ride-iq.com/Please support our Sponsors:https://cowboymagic.com/https://manentailequine.com/https://exhibitorlabs.com/https://www.triplecrownfeed.com/https://www.fairfaxandfavor.com/https://www.turtleneck.biz/Save 10% off your Redingote purchase, use "MLE10" at checkout!https://landing.redingoteequestrian.com/mleCall Patricia Scott of the https://kathybarryagency.com/ at (484)319-8923Sign up for our mailing list!https://mailchi.mp/b232b86de7e5/majorleagueeventingllc?fbclid=IwAR2Wp0jijRKGwGU3TtPRN7wMo-UAWBwrUy2nYz3gQXXJRmSJVLIzswvtClECheckout the Major League Eventing store!https://www.majorleagueeventing.com/shop 

Peaceful Worldschooling
Episode 31: Unschooling in Large Families with Lauren Arikan

Peaceful Worldschooling

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 66:07


In today's episode of the Peaceful Worldschooling Podcast, I have the privilege and honor of introducing you to Lauren Arikan. Lauren is an unschooling mother of 4 and the Maryland State Delegate for District 7. She has a passion for providing educational freedom for as many children as possible. Join us as we have an unschooling conversation that can change the world! 3:20 - Can you share about you, your family, and your story? 9:51 - What ideas or principles stuck out to you about the unschooling philosophy? 17:30 - How do you navigate supporting the unique interests of multiple people? 25:25 - How did you transition from dealing with concerns about unschooling to having peace? 27:40 - How do you and your spouse feel about unschooling? 29:00 - How does your family react to your homeschooling? 36:00 - What concerns do you have about our education system and what do you think can be done about them? 38:45 - What is deschooling? 44:00 - What did the deschooling process look like for you? 49:50 - What advice would you have for people who are considering unschooling? 59:50 - Is there any last piece of advice that you would like to share? 1:02:00 - How can people connect with you? ***CONNECT WITH LAUREN*** Facebook: Lauren Arikan https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009171651873 Instagram: @DeepRedMaryland Twitter: @DeepRedMaryland ***RECOMMENDED RESOURCES*** BOOK: Free to Learn by Peter Gray - https://www.amazon.com/Free-to-Learn-Peter-Gray-audiobook/dp/B07BQHBK82/ref=sr_1_1?crid=DLOZ1JKEU7FQ&keywords=free+to+learn&qid=1658840118&sprefix=free+to+learn%2Caps%2C68&sr=8-1 BOOK: Tales of a Toxic Teacher by Angela Harders - https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Toxic-Teacher-Exposing-Schools-ebook/dp/B09MQJGWVZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=38M310GIF32K4&keywords=tales+of+a+toxic+teacher&qid=1658840178&sprefix=tales+of+a+toxic+teacher%2Caps%2C61&sr=8-1 ***CONNECT WITH ANGELA*** www.peacefulworldschoolers.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/PeacefulWorldschoolers Instagram: @PeacefulWorldschooler YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/PeacefulWorldschoolers TikTok: @peacefulworldschooler Twitter: @ajharders ***BECOME A PEACEFUL WORLDSCHOOLER*** https://ko-fi.com/peacefulworldschoolers/tiers ***DONATE TO SUPPORT ANGELA*** CashApp: $ajharders Venmo: @Angela-Harders www.givesendgo.com/FaithOverFear ***SHARE THE PODCAST*** Anchor Spotify: https://anchor.fm/peaceful-worldschoolers Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peaceful-worldschoolers/id1588667565 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy82ZGRjMTM0OC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw ***BE A GUEST ON THE PODCAST*** If you would like to be a guest on the Peaceful Worldschooling Podcast, sign up here: https://calendly.com/peacefulworldschooler/peaceful-worldschooler-podcast?month=2022-01 I'm looking forward to connecting with you and having a conversation that can change the world!

The Voice of Dog
“Our Last Valentine” by Domus Vocis [18+] (read by Ardy Hart)

The Voice of Dog

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 20:38


Today's story is “http://link (Our) Last https://www.sofurry.com/view/1819223 (Valentine)” by by https://www.furaffinity.net/user/domusvocis/ (Domus) Vocis, who spends his time reading bad fanfiction when he's not braving the Arctic winters of Wisconsin, and published his debut novel, https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Peter-Gray-Nathan-Hopp/dp/173205116X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527978738&sr=8-1&keywords=nathan+hopp (“The Adventures of Peter Gray” )in 2018. You can also find more of his stories on https://www.patreon.com/domusvocis (Patreon).   This story will be read for you by Ardy Hart, a wolf of all trades. thevoice.dog | https://www.thevoice.dog/apple (Apple podcasts) | https://www.thevoice.dog/spotify (Spotify) | https://www.thevoice.dog/google (Google Podcasts) If you have a story you think would be a good fit, you can https://www.sofurry.com/view/1669084 (check out the requirements), fill out the https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1z81u5O2i8PWSfEpzaVhHeTjrp1kKP7TX?usp=sharing (submission template) and get in touch with us on https://twitter.com/voiceofdogpod (Twitter).

Honey! I'm Homeschooling The Kids
S6E131: 7 Steps To Begin Homeschooling (Or Unschooling)

Honey! I'm Homeschooling The Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 40:41 Very Popular


7 Steps To Begin Homeschooling Thinking about homeschooling? Or are you ready for a homeschool refresh? Here are 7 steps to help you begin homeschooling. 1. Get clear on your WHY. What are your deeper reasons for homeschooling? How is this connected to your family's core values and purpose? When we are clear on our reasons to homeschool and opt out of the main system, the decisions we make in the future will be in integrity with our family and our children. (Check out my episode: https://imhomeschooling.com/getting-started-101-values-and-guiding-purpose/ For example, if our reason to homeschool is because our child is struggling at school because of an unsafe environment, (possibly because of a bullying issue), then our main "why" is safety. But going deeper, bringing our child back into an environment built on love, trust and building connection is our true focus. With a focus on love, trust and re-connection our choices in our homeschooling environment should first be all the ways we can build that. 2. Take the time to become a student yourself. Learn more about homeschooling styles, how the brain works, parenting, childhood and learning. Take in podcasts, books, webinars, chat with other homeschoolers and learn other points of view. Better yet, take this time to get to know your child better. What do they love? What are they curious about? The most important part about taking this time to learn is that you will begin to model life learning to your children. (My interview with Dr. Peter Gray is a wonderful place to begin) 3. Learn Your Local Regulations. Homeschooling is not legal in every country. Check out your local education regulations and requirements. This website lists international homeschool laws: https://hslda.org/legal/international. I also recommend you check out local homeschool advocacy groups. 4. Visualize your ideal homeschool. Have your children visualize and map out their ideal homeschool year. Does their vision match yours? What about your partner's vision? Does your vision look like hours bent over workbooks and the rest of your family's look like adventure, play and creative pursuits? Use whatever works for you to lay out your vision; A poster, video reel, journal. What would it take to start building toward this vision? This is also a good time to learn about and begin DESCHOOLING. (I explain Deschooling more in this episode but I also recommend checking this episode on DESCHOOLING) Briefly, Deschooling is a process of letting go of the singular beliefs we have attached with learning and kids. Beliefs that learning has to be done in a certain way, within certain times, within a certain kind of environment. Deschooling means possibilities. It's a time to deconstruct the expectations, concerns, worries, beliefs around school, learning, and education. This takes time. Here are a few reflection questions that I recommend you use to begin: What is the difference between school, education and learning? How do I define success? Where does that definition come from? What did school look like for me? Was I successful? Did I feel like I failed? Where and why? How did they make me feel? If I could change those failures or successes, what would that look like? 5. Supplies? Curriculum? Before we rush into purchasing anything, I suggest you begin the first 4 steps. Take the time to play, explore and find out more about your children and your homeschool dreams. When you are recognizing interests, curiosity and values, matching supplies and deciding on which (or if any) curriculum becomes easier and longer lasting. This is because it becomes a choice aligned with YOUR family, not someone else's expectations or decisions. You may see that your child that needs many hours of movement or outside time in a day will not benefit from a curriculum that requires 3 hours of sit down bookwork. You may find that when your child is given space to read on their own terms, with stories that appeal to them, their love of reading may actually spark. And you might also find that creating an environment that feels safe and sparks joy is where you want to focus your time. I share a few of our Natural Learning Resources in this episode. 6. Connect With Others Begin to reach out to others that are farther along on this homeschooling path. Learn from others. Hear their stories. Ask questions. Also, learn more about yourself. Homeschooling is often described as holding up a mirror to ourselves. To what we love and do not love. That can be confronting and it can be overwhelming if we are at home with each other all of the time. Make space for you. Even if that begins as 10 minutes each day. Trust me, much of the teaching we do is actually through how we model and live through our everyday. Our actions and re-actions become very important to our homeschool life. 7. Repeat Rinse and Repeat. This is not a checklist that you move through each item and then take off the list. All of the steps (with the exception of possibly 3) serve not only as a start to our homeschooling or unschooling process, but as a refreshment if we ever feel weary. More Support & Community If you are looking for more support in your homeschool journey- I've got it for you! Check out my Patreon Community where I offer monthly Live Q&A on all your homeschool, unschool and self directed learning questions. For the summer of 2022- this live support is open to ALL Patron levels. You also have access to my downloads, special videos, insights and interviews with my family! https://www.patreon.com/honeyimhomeschoolingthekids Honey! I'm Homeschooling Club on Clubhouse App offer free weekly discussion groups and support. Follow me on Instagram Check out my many other episodes and interviews on this podcast! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rethinking Education
Peter Gray on why coercive schooling is "immoral and unnecessary"

Rethinking Education

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 116:30


Peter Gray is a research professor at Boston College and the author of 'Free to Learn' and 'Psychology', a college textbook now in its 8th edition. Here are some of the incredible things people have written about 'Free to Learn':: “The modern educational system is like a wish made in a folk tale gone horribly wrong. Peter Gray's Free to Learn leads us out of the maze of unforeseen consequences to a more natural way of letting children educate themselves. Gray's message might seem too good to be true, but it rests upon a strong scientific foundation. Free to Learn can have an immediate impact on the children in your life.” (David Sloan Wilson) “A compelling and most enjoyable read. Gray illustrates how removing play from childhood, in combination with increasing the pressures of modern-day schooling, paradoxically reduces the very skills we want our children to learn. The decline of play is serious business.” (Roberta Michnick Golinkoff) “Peter Gray is one of the world's experts on the evolution of childhood play, and applies his encyclopedic knowledge of psychology, and his humane voice, to the pressing issue of educational reform. Though I am not sure I agree with all of his recommendations, he forces us all to rethink our convictions on how schools should be designed to accommodate the ways that children learn.” (Steven Pinker) PETER GRAY LINKS Peter's research and Psychology Today blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/contributors/peter-gray-phd Alliance for Self-Directed Education: https://www.self-directed.org/ Let Grow: https://letgrow.org/ American Journal of Play - Guest Editor Peter Gray: https://www.museumofplay.org/journalofplay/issues/volume-3-number-4/ RETHINKING ED CONFERENCE LINKS Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-get-together-the-rethinking-education-conference-2022-tickets-226415834857 Trailer: youtu.be/JKz8ALX2QFM Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rethinking_Ed/status/1528046472444485638 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100004976851081/videos/706113054004294/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/james-mannion_too-often-the-education-debate-is-dominated-activity-6933887283146207232-53h0/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cd1b__3svlV/ Tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMNNSFhrq/?k=1 Rethinking Education Mighty Network: rethinking-education.mn.co Become a patron: www.patreon.com/repod Buy me a coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/repod The Rethinking Education podcast is hosted and produced by Dr James Mannion. You can contact him at www.rethinking-ed.org/contact, or via @RethinkingJames on Twitter.

Popcorn Podcast
Bonus - Minions: The Rise of Gru

Popcorn Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 18:25


It's a bananas bonus episode of Popcorn Podcast, as Leigh is joined by special guest host Peter Gray to discuss Minions: The Rise of Gru. Everything in this Illumination prequel from the stacked voice cast – featuring Steve Carell, Taraji P Henson and Alan Arkin – to the funky soundtrack and cancelled Minions is on the agenda in an unmissable bite-sized episode.Know someone who loves movies? Please share Popcorn Podcast with your friends.Visit popcornpodcast.com for more movie reviews, celebrity interviews and news.Popcorn Podcast interviews the biggest stars, including Hugh Jackman and more, on YouTube: Popcorn Podcast

3Q
3Q Episode Eleven: Peter Gray

3Q

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 17:12


No matter where you are in your career, you'll benefit from listening to 3Q. 3Q provides a window into the careers of some of the best in the music business. Every episode is an insider's view of the realities of life as a music executive. Topics include issues of empowerment, uncertainty, trust, finances, etc; issues that will impact you both personally and professionally. The executives we interview represent every aspect of the industry including but not limited to A&R, Marketing, Music Supervision, Artist Management, Promotion, and more. The best part? Every executive answers the same three questions and 3Q never takes more than 15 minutes of your time. About Peter: Peter Gray is known as a fearless leader in the modern promotion arena. The Wisconsin native started his career with an internship at A&M Records in Hollywood, CA in 1998. After cutting his teeth as an independent promoter, he was quickly pulled into the major label orbit as a Clive Davis protege at the onset of the newly created RCA Music Group in New York. After nearly a decade, he was lured back to the west coast by Warner Bros. Records - where he started his tenure as the youngest major label head of promotion, and ended as General Manager. He is currently EVP & Head of Promotion at Columbia Records. Gray made multiple appearances on Billboard's 40 under 40 and is a regular fixture on Variety's Hitmakers list. He's an in-demand public speaker and guest lectures on the music business regularly at both Stanford & UCLA. Chances are, if you've heard hit songs on the radio from artists such as Harry Styles, Adele, Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Macklemore, Muse, RHCP, The Black Keys, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon (and plenty more) - they started their journey to your ears and the top of the charts in his office…

RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast
Buy Now Pay Later facing increased regulation

RN Breakfast - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 7:43


Have you used a 'buy now pay later' service to purchase an item? Nearly 30 per cent of Australians have. Consumer groups have long called for increased regulation, with Labor suggesting it will look to legislate the gaps in the sector.

Free to Offend
Modern education is ruining our children

Free to Offend

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 42:38


Education today is largely treated as an industrial affair—as if curriculum and syllabuses should be rigidly structured to push kids through a K-12 conveyor belt toward higher education. In fact, much of parenting has adopted a similar notion that children should be micromanaged through most of their formative years. However, is this really the best way to ensure a generation of healthy and productive young adults? How will younger generations ever become “independent” if they're never given the chance to practice independence in their daily lives? Peter Gray, research professor at Boston College and author of Free to Learn, joined the program to talk about the importance of rethinking the way we parent and educate our children for the sake of their mental health, social development and personal independence

Radical Parenting Podcast
(S2,E2) Unschooling: Free To Learn and Summerhill

Radical Parenting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 43:02


Summerhill by A.S. NeillFree to Learn by Peter GraySudbury Valley SchoolLetGrow.orgAlliance for Self Directed EducationTipping Points Press - Peter Gray's four collections of essaysEducation Research Reading Room podcast with Peter Gray

School Sucks: Higher Education For Self-Liberation
5. How Schools Crush Creativity and Critical Thinking

School Sucks: Higher Education For Self-Liberation

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 66:59


The Essential School Sucks, #5 of 50 Theme One: The Real Problems With Public School Dr. Peter Gray was 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 (https://amzn.to/3sJOtcu). 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 discuss creativity and critical thinking - two skills we agree are left underdeveloped (or even damaged) by public school and college. On critical thinking, Peter has referenced studies and surveys that reveal about 50% of employers are dissatisfied with entry-level, college graduate employees (PayScale Inc.) and that college does little to improve higher level thinking (Academically Adrift: Limited Learning On College Campuses - 2011). On creativity, Peter wrote a piece called As Children's Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity. Peter informs us that there are actually quantitative studies, including the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, that show a marked decline in children's creative capacity since the 1980s. We discuss the causes of this decline in detail. We finish with a friendly disagreement (then agreement) on the educational merits of video games. In part one we discussed the biological foundations of self-education. LISTEN HERE (https://www.patreon.com/posts/podcast-542-gray-16951940) In part three we'll talk about Peter's vision for self-directed education in the future. LISTEN HERE (https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/schoolsucks/episodes/2018-02-16T07_45_51-08_00) Our Partners https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/b/b9f98e30-82d3-4781-8400-880c6dc8086f/2gtm0QVk.png Visit Praxis (https://discoverpraxis.com/schoolsuckspodcast/) Please Support School Sucks School Sucks was one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show alive, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! One-Time Donation Options:Paypal/Venmo;Donate DASHDonate ETHEREUMDonate LITECOINDonate BITCOINDonate BITCOIN CASHDonate ZCASH Recurring Options: Support Us On PATREONYou support our mission, and you want to help us continue to reach new people with our message and media. Your contribution helps us maintain presence, and to further build the legacy of School Sucks Project. And please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us Our Private Community: https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/b/b9f98e30-82d3-4781-8400-880c6dc8086f/fNnDUPqb.png Visit The Uni-iversity (https://sspuniversity.com/) Originally Released February 13, 2018 As "[PODCAST #543] Peter Gray (Part Two) – School's Impact On Creativity and Critical Thinking"

Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal
Peter Gray on Unschooling and Teaching Children without Hierarchies

Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 96:13 Very Popular


Peter Gray is an evolutionary psychologist, American researcher, and scholar who is a research professor of psychology at Boston College. He is the author of a widely used introductory psychology textbook which broke new ground when the first edition was published (in 1991) as the first general introductory psychology textbook that brought a Darwinian perspective to the entire field. Original link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQLkKKERWsI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Totally Clinical: Trial Triumphs & Rad Trends
A Conversation with Peter Gray, Teckro's Chairman of the Board

Totally Clinical: Trial Triumphs & Rad Trends

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 29:27


This week on the Totally Clinical podcast we have a very special guest: Peter Gray, Teckro chairman. In honor of International Clinical Trials Day, Peter shares his industry insights and experiences from being associated with the pharmaceutical services industry for several decades. As the former CEO of ICON, one of the world's largest CROs, Peter elaborates on why he was inspired to join Teckro and shares what he sees for the future of clinical trials.“When they approached me to ask me to chair Teckro, I was an enthusiastic participant because I so profoundly believe that quality is essential in clinical research and making clinical research as accessible as possible for investigators, investigative sites and patients is essential for the advancement of human health.”

BERKSHIRE EDGE ON-AIR
The Berkshire Edge On-Air Wednesday May 18, 2022

BERKSHIRE EDGE ON-AIR

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 24:45


Guided by respected journalistic standards, the principle of fairness, the quest for truth, a commitment to social, economic and environmental justice, and an abiding admiration for the independent spirit of the Berkshires, The Berkshire Edge offers in-depth local news reports and features, perspectives on the arts, wide-ranging commentary, and a comprehensive calendar of events – all written, illustrated, and, in some cases performed, with wit, intelligence, insight and humor. 1. Lee voters ask selectmen to have town leave the PCB agreement the EPA negotiated with General Electric over the contamination of the Housaatonic River: https://theberkshireedge.com/bailey-wins-back-selectboard-seat-in-lee-citizens-ask-selectmen-to-rescind-dump-agreement/ 2. Of course we can't go a week without reporting on the COVID epidemic… and here's the latest from the Tri-town Health Department:https://theberkshireedge.com/tri-town-health-departments-covid-19-update-for-may-17/ 3. Regional school planners examining the merger of the two sprawling South Berkshire districts are proceeding with a public hearing to present progress on a merger plan, and to gather public input;https://theberkshireedge.com/regional-school-planners-move-ahead-with-merger-plan-schedule-public-input-session-next-month/ 4. And while we're on the topic of education, Dr. Peter Gray is to give a talk about children's natural way of learning, as he puts it:https://theberkshireedge.com/dr-peter-gray-to-give-talk-childrens-natural-way-of-learning-this-thursday-in-dalton/ 5. Finally, Sheela Clary has written an update on the work being done by the 22-year-old Railroad Street Youth Project in Great Barrington — a remarkable drop-in center for youth ages 14-25:https://theberkshireedge.com/railroad-street-youth-project-has-come-a-long-way-and-has-far-to-go/

EquiRatings Eventing Podcast
Road to Pratoni: Test Event Review Show

EquiRatings Eventing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 77:04


Sam and Nicole review the action from the Pratoni Nations Cup/Test Event and Sam also caught up with some special guests out in Italy. You will hear from Andrew Nicholson, Peter Gray, Stuart Tinney, Jock Paget, Fred Bergendorf and the boss Giuseppe Della Chiesa. Listen for free across all podcast platforms

Moonee Ponds Baptist Church
Investing in God's Kingdom – Peter Gray

Moonee Ponds Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 34:36


Recorded on 8th May, 2022 https://mpbc.org.au/

How to build a school
Peter Gray

How to build a school

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 125:55


My guest for this episode is the author and psychologist Peter Gray. Peter is a leading voice in evolutionary psychology, play, education and self-directed learning. Throughout our conversation Peter presents his compelling critique of the schooling system and shares evidence he's gathered over the last 50 years that alternatives do exist and work! at the core of his philosophy is permission for us all to step back and allow children the freedom to direct their own learning. Peter's book Free to Learn is one of the most important books that I've read as an educator, as a parent and actually as a human being because it speaks to the fundamental way that we experience the world.  Through nature, through civilisation and through the institutions that as a society we have created. His work and writing in general has created a theoretical anchor from which to develop the practices that I instinctively know benefit young people but haven't been able to articulate. This is a long episode! But I believe it's worth every minute . Enjoy!! #selfdirectedlearning #play #sudburyvalleyschool #unschooling #homeschooling #education #learning #podcast #howtobuildaschool #margate https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/contributors/peter-gray-phd https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb https://www.self-directed.org/ https://sudburyvalley.org/

Control The Room
Episode 94: Unlocking Innovation With Networks

Control The Room

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 43:39


“ So we've been studying energizing ties for over 20 years now. And so we've found that people in organizations have a range of impacts on each other. At the one extreme are interactions we would call energizing. And I think we all kind of intuitively know the characteristics of an energizer. They help you tackle problems. They are kind of selfless in their willingness to help you. They're optimistic but not pie in the sky optimistic. And they act with honesty and integrity, and thoughtfulness. And so what we've found is that whether you're an energizer is a huge predictor of forwarding momentum through your organization.  So people who score high on these energizing scores by the network around them are much more likely to win with clients. They win in the internal labor market. They get more from people around them. There's been some great research that when you're in the presence of an energizer, you yourself are more creative.” -Dr. Peter Gray In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Peter Gray about his years of experience creating more collaborative organizations through his work studying professional networks.  He shares how the pandemic has impacted workplace networks and influenced innovation.  Later, Peter explains how the size, reach, and quality of a professional's network impacts their career.  We then discuss how the future of work will reward team performance over the individual.   Listen in for more interesting thoughts on the future of work.

LiberatED Podcast
Let Children Be Free To Learn: Peter Gray on self-directed education and schooling alternatives

LiberatED Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 54:44


"School has become a toxic place for children and we refuse to say that publicly," asserts Peter Gray in this illuminating episode. Dr. Gray is a psychology professor at Boston College and the author of the book, Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. He speaks and writes frequently on the value of self-directed education, the problems with coercive schooling, and the importance of childhood play, including on his popular Freedom to Learn blog at Psychology Today. Learn more about Peter Gray's research here.  

Sausage of Science
SoS 156- Finally, we get to talk about dads with Dr. Peter Gray

Sausage of Science

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 50:37


From male reproductive aging, embracing human variability in sports, to cool dog science. On this episode, Chris and Cara talk with Dr. Peter Gray, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas about his diverse research on fatherhood and sexuality and the work he is mentoring! We hope you enjoy this fantastic episode and stay tuned for more after a week-long production break. SoS will be back with new episodes March 28th, 2022! You can contact Dr. Gray via email at peter.gray@unlv.edu or on twitter @peterbgray Contact the Sausage of Science Podcast and Human Biology Association: Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/humanbiologyassociation Website:humbio.org/, Twitter: @HumBioAssoc Cara Ocobock, Website: sites.nd.edu/cara-ocobock/, Email:cocobock@nd.edu, Twitter:@CaraOcobock Chris Lynn, HBA Public Relations Committee Chair, Website: cdlynn.people.ua.edu/, Email: cdlynn@ua.edu, Twitter:@Chris_Ly Delaney Glass, Website: dglass.netlify.app/, Email: dglass1@uw.edu, Twitter: @GlassDelaney Alexandra Niclou, Email: aniclou@nd.edu, Twitter: @fiat_Luxandra

Rogue Learner
Supporting our Self Directed Teens with Blake Boles

Rogue Learner

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 73:06


Guest  Blake Boles Official Bio: (From his website.) Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures and the author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?, The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, and College Without High School. He hosts the Off-Trail Learning podcast and has delivered over 75 presentations for education conferences, alternative schools, and parent groups. Blake and his work have appeared on The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC Travel, Psychology Today, Fox Business, TEDx, The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR affiliate radio, and the blogs of Wired and The Wall Street Journal. https://www.blakeboles.com https://twitter.com/blakeboles Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? | Blake Boles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdjMdjO4NNs   Show Notes Jenna begins by stating that as her own children move into their teen years she finds it more challenging to find meaningful learning activities that will hold their interest. This is why she is excited to talk today with her guest Blake Boles. He has spent more than a decade working with teens while hosting an ‘Unschool Adventure Camp.' He is also the author of the following books:  ‘Why are you still sending your kids to school?',  ‘The art of self-directed learning'   ‘Better than college: How to build a successful life without a four year degree.'  He has contributed to many other publications as well.   Blake is the host of the Offtrail Learning Podcast and has given over 75 presentations to Alternative schools, educational conferences and parent groups.  He has been featured in:  The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC Travel, Psychology Today, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR, and the blogs of Wired and The Wall Street Journal.  Jenna says she is excited to share Blake's perspective on how to best support our teens quest for more autonomy and real world experiences. They will touch on mentorship and networking. Blake even shares a simple email structure that our kids can follow to connect with professionals in the fields that interest them. They also discuss the pushback that homeschoolers are receiving from experts who would like to see substantial regulatory practice here in the US for homeschooling families. At the end of the podcast Jenna says they will daydream a bit about the possibility of bringing adventure and challenges to communities all over the globe for our unschoolers. Perhaps it will inspire you to create one. Jenna hopes so!  Before we begin, Jenna wants listeners to know that she is still doing a book give-away. Just leave your review on Apple Podcasts, then email her and give her the screen-name you left the review under. She will put your name in a hat. (Yes, this is how it's done!) The winner will win Blake Boles' book ‘Why are you still sending your kids to school?' For every five reviews, she will give away one copy of the book. Also, if you would like to join Jenna on the podcast to discuss any of the topics discussed on previous shows, you can be a co-host! Please reach out if you are interested! Lastly, Jenna says that the podcast has been so critical in helping her find community and learn, but she is looking for even more ways to connect with everyone. Sharing our stories and experiences really helps contribute to our personal growth. She is very thankful for those who have already reached out via email, voicemail and Zoom. She is looking for new ways to connect, form friendships, ask questions on a regular basis, read books together and discuss them. As she continues to find new resources she would really like to connect with you.  LINK TO SURVEY: GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK HERE Jenna welcomes Blake to the podcast. She mentions that she just finished reading his book and wishes she had read it earlier in her journey to unschooling. She says there is just so much value in it regardless of whether you are alternative schooling or not. She feels that all parents should have a copy on their shelves. It offers so many perspectives on parenting and education. It is the first book she has read in which an author specifically states that remaining open and non-dogmatic are important to unschooling. Something Jenna whole-heartedly agrees with and has talked about on the show before. She shares a quote from the book. “I encourage you to fly no flag. Don't join the Unschoolers and never look back. Instead, pledge allegiance to the young person in your charge. Familiarize yourself with the full spectrum of options. Whenever you feel like you've found the answer to your kid's educational needs, add the words ‘for now.' Jenna says she felt that in her bones. Her children are very different people, they have completely different needs. She feels that it's so important to stay tuned in to each of them and their needs ‘right now.' Blake responds and says that as even two siblings can be very different, a single child can be radically different between now and a few years from now. He feels that to embrace one pet educational philosophy or dogma and believe that it is the ONLY way forward is a bit short-sighted.  Jenna agrees and mentions that her own children have been in many educational environments over the years. Public school, private school, alternative schools and unschooling. As they have changed, their needs have changed. She asks Blake about what brought him to unschooling in the first place.    Blake states that he grew up in California and attended public school. He was good in school and enjoyed reading in his spare time and was ready for the internet when it came along. After High School he was interested in a career as a research scientist but realized that he wasn't very interested in the subjects required for the degree (math & physics) also he stumbled onto the work of John Taylor Gatto . In an elective class about creating educational television. The instructor thought it would be more beneficial to read Mr. Gatto's book, ‘A Different Kind of Teacher' on alternative education, rather than to continue discussing how to make educational commercials. He went on to study more and more about self-directed and alternative schooling. He then went on to leave his science major and create his own major in Alternative Education at UCLA Berkeley.           Jenna says that she has now met several people who created their own degrees and is surprised that before that, she never even knew this was possible.  Blake says that universities don't advertise it but if you look into the interdisciplinary studies department you can advocate for yourself. There are also universities out there that let everyone create their own degree. He gives the example of Prescott College.   Jenna mentions that this is near her in Arizona. Then she goes on to ask Blake about making the transition from the play-based learning of younger children to pre-teen years when kids begin to form goals and make plans for the future. How can parents guide them as peers begin to be more and more important. She mentions that on page 12 of Blake's book he talks about schools being a place where kids are doing so many things that don't really matter. She wonders, what IS a good use of their time?    Blake says that is a good question. For one kid it might be sewing for instance, but for another that may be irrelevant. Schools can't give kids that kind of individual attention. There are so many options, outdoor education is a good place to start. For him this was transformative. Just getting out of his usual environment. He says that when he was in fifth grade he went to an outdoor education camp where they learned about plants, animals and other biology focused subjects. The best part was that it was like going to summer camp. He was super engaged. Then when he was fourteen he traveled to Chili with other students for a Spanish immersion experience and stayed with a host family for a month.This put him into a real world learning environment. Camps and travel can be very engaging and rewarding. This is why he decided to start a travel company for teens. “Fundamentally, what teenagers and adolescents want is adventures, they don't want to sit around being bored or being lectured to.” He goes on to quote Maria Montessori  , “We cannot treat adolescents the same way that we treat younger kids, they want engagement, they want rules that make sense.” He says that instead of kids going to summer camp for three months and school for nine, it should be flipped. Maybe for the three month period (not summer when it's more fun to be outdoors.) kids could concentrate on the three Rs. (reading, writing, arithmetic) if that is even necessary and spend the other nine months engaged in more immersive experiences.  Jenna shares her experience in her own self-directed path as a teen, when at nineteen she decided after one year of college to take a break and travel to Germany to work as an aupair. She did her own research, found a family to work for and with her parents blessing, she went off on a grand adventure. Learning a new language, culture and how to live independently in a foreign country. Even though she created this experience for herself she struggles to find ways to create experiences for her kids within a group of their peers.  Blake says that yes, even though we have many advantages in the US, most camps and such are often just in the summer and can be expensive. It can be hard to find other parents who can coordinate their schedules as well.  Jenna points out that some camps are just too far away or too expensive and that she needs to find a way to make this easier. For those unfamiliar with Blake's camps she goes on to explain some of the things he does in his camps. She says she was surprised by some of the simple, yet impactful activities. One such activity was web design which required kids to install Wordpress then create a basic and professional looking website that represented them to the world. They could use this later for many purposes including networking and entrepreneurship. Another activity was building a birdhouse where they could see the results by observing the birds using and enjoying it. Another project was to engage students with other people. By composing emails sending two different letters, one a letter of recommendation and the other a request for an interview with a stranger. This taught the importance of networking and communication skills.  Blake says that all of this requires a facilitator to set up some basic rules and guidelines but could be done by any homeschooling group or Alternative school.     Jenna shares that all of this talk of adventure reminds her of the reality television show The Amazing Race. For instance, all of the challenges that contestants encounter such as doing research beforehand on the language, culture etc. of all the places they go on a world wide race. She thinks this would be a great idea for teens.  Blake is unfamiliar with the show but says that Jenna just gave him a new idea for one of his adventures. He adds other ideas such as putting on a play or competing in a debate team. Those things can engage kids even in a non traditional school setting. He says that he feels these are more like meaningful games than mindless drudgery.      Jenna asks Blake about a term he uses ‘Hard Fun' and asks him to explain it further.  Blake says that young kids can be left to play and learn as they do so, but as they grow they need to broaden what ‘play' means. He gives the example of computer games which can be quite complex and challenging. This is Hard Fun. It involves challenges, teamwork, cooperation and planning. He would encourage other forms of Hard Fun as well such as hiking or mountain climbing.  Jenna says that her own Hard Fun is photography. She says that it might help parents to identify what their own Hard Fun might be. Then they can see how their child's Hard Fun can teach them how to focus and problem solving. Blake mentions that parents might worry about time wasting, but there is a lot of time wasting in traditional education.  Jenna agrees and gives the examples of homework, studying for tests , and extracurricular activities. Another subject she wants more information about is mentorship and apprenticeships as these are things Blake talks about on his many platforms.  Blake states that Peter Gray's theory says that children will mimic adults, but since the world has moved from more manual work to more mental work the idea of mentorship or apprenticeship is much harder to set up. One good resource is YouTube. There are so many videos available to learn about careers.  Jenna says that her son really wants to learn to create video games and is having a hard time connecting with an adult to teach him this from the very beginning to the end. Classes are great but it would be better to observe someone who actually has that job.  Blake says that yes there are great resources out there to learn to program, but it is not the same as observing what it is like to actually be a programmer. He equates it to the time when he thought he wanted to be an astronomer, but when he found out what the daily work was like it wasn't' what he thought it would be. He recommends emailing someone in the field. Not only can kids get their questions answered, they see that they can access the real adult world. It can be so motivating and empowering. It says to them “I can make a difference, I am part of the game.” Jenna says that as a child by sixth grade she was itching to be a part of things. She was already working for her dad at his hardware store. She loved photography and travel and wondered “Why can't I just do that?” Moving on, she suggests they talk about the Harvard Homeschooling Summit  that Blake attended where new severe restrictions to homeschooling were discussed for those in the US.     Blake says that one of the primary speakers was Elizabeth Bartholet, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Child Advocacy Program Harvard Law School. She talked about how unregulated homeschooling is in the US. While some states such as New York have some guidelines, most do not. Blake believes that after reading the book ‘Educated' by Tara Westover, Professor Bartholet became concerned over what can happen when homeschooling goes awry. This concern is shared by the CRHE - Coalition for responsible home education. This organization is mostly made up of the grown children of radically religious homeschoolers, with rigid enforcement of gender roles, and physical, emotional and mental abuse. Another key speaker was James G.(Jim) Dwyer Professor of Law at William & Mary since 2000, Dwyer teaches family law, children's rights, youth law, trusts & estates, and international law. He is author of ‘Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice'.  Jenna wonders why Blake was invited to this particular conference. Blake says that it is likely because he both interviewed and was interviewed on his and their podcasts. He says it is important to be open to different viewpoints. He goes on to say that there are genuine concerns within homeschooling to be worried about. Especially in regard to ‘parental rights.' Some of the suggestions at the summit were to model after European guidelines, wherein a presumptive ban on homeschooling would occur with parents needing to apply to be an exception to the rule. He says he got some flack for being involved but he understood that when serious, smart people want to restrict homeschooling he needs to listen and try to build bridges.  Jenna expresses her frustration and comments that eliminating homeschooling won't eliminate child abuse.  Blake agrees and says that their argument at the summit was that if a child is not seen by a mandatory reporter (ie, teacher, doctor, nurse, counselor etc.) then there should be at least two visits to a doctor or another mandatory reporter during the year.   Jenna says that that actually makes sense. She notes on the other hand that abuse and trauma oftens happens at school.  Blake agrees and says that that topic was actually discussed at another conference that he attended - The Post Pandemic Future of Homeschooling. He says that you can hear all about both conferences on his Offtrail Learning Podcast. Jenna says that having lived in Germany where homeschooling is not allowed, she sees regulation as a slippery slope. But she is not opposed to having observers checking in on occasion. It just needs to be handled delicately. She then asks Blake what his future plans are with his programs for teens. Blake says that he likes to create things that he himself is interested in and doesn't like to repeat things. He is planning a personal adventure and taking a biking trip around Europe. Then he will be leading an adventure the beginning of 2022 (Jan.- Feb. Now Full) called Humans of Mexico. Six weeks through southern Mexico ending in Mexico City. He says he stole the idea from the Humans of New York photojournalism project. The thirteen teens in the group will be meeting with people on the street, photographing them and interviewing them. They will post their work daily on Instagram. He says he gets his adventure ideas year by year. He mentions that he has contacts in the Patagonia region of South America and would like to make a camp there where they would have full use of an entire hostel. The region is a mecca for hiking and mountain climbing. To keep up to date on his upcoming adventures be sure to subscribe to his newsletter at the bottom of the page on Unschool Adventures.  Jenna says this sounds amazing and as she and her husband both love to travel, this would be something they would want to do as well.  Blake encourages Jenna to start her own adventure group. He says he got started by applying for a trip leader position for a gap year company. But, he didn't get the job. So he asked the director of the company if he would help him start his own company and the man said yes. He said there were not enough of these companies.   Jenna now asks Blake the four questions she likes to ask all of her guests: What are you curious about? Blake says that right now he is engaged in planning his bike tour, finding places to stay etc.  What is your favorite way to learn? Blake says he likes to jump right in with a bit of research, saying “What is the worst that can happen?” For instance if he doesn't have someplace to stay, there are alternatives.  What kind of self-directed learning do you like to do for yourself? Beyond the adventure stuff, he says that he enjoys books and long podcasts.  Is there a book, blog or podcast that you recommend? Blake mentions the Podcast Econtalk with Russ Roberts. Also, a website and app called All Sides , which gives news from the left, right and center with a summary. He likes to use it to stay informed in a non time consuming and balanced way.  Jenna suggests Blake check out Blinkist,  a website and app that allows one to read or listen to a non-fiction book or podcast by getting the key ideas in minutes, not hours. You get a new book every day!  Jenna thanks Blake for being on the podcast and asks him the best way to connect with him. Blake says that the best way is his website. Jenna says the website is like a template for unschooling.             Helpful Resources Mentioned in Today's Show https://www.blakeboles.com Unschool Adventures Off-Trail Learning https://twitter.com/blakeboles Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? | Blake Boles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdjMdjO4NNs  ‘Why are you still sending your kids to school?',  ‘The art of self-directed learning'   ‘Better than college: How to build a successful life without a four year degree.'  John Taylor Gatto ‘A Different Kind of Teacher'  Prescott College Maria Montossori   The Amazing Race Peter Gray YouTube Harvard Homeschooling Summit  Elizabeth Bartholet ‘Educated' by Tara Westover CRHE - Coalition for responsible home education Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice' The Post Pandemic Future of Homeschooling Humans of New York Econtalk Russ Roberts All Sides Blinkist Ways to Connect Join me on the Show! Leave a voicemail! Email me: contact.roguelearner@gmail.com Facebook  Instagram Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rogue-learner/id1543224038 Google Play: https://podcasts.google.com/search/rogue%20learner Spotify: https://roguelearner.libsyn.com/spotify YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCocbWsxxAMSbUObiCQXPg Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/rogue-learner

The Naturally Noelle Show
1000 Hours Outside with Ginny Yurich

The Naturally Noelle Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 40:47


In this episode we have special guest, Ginny Yurich from 1000 Hours Outside. Ginny is a homeschooling momma of 5, an author and speaker who helps parents create a slower childhood and full life for their family. Follow Ginny on Instagram @1000hoursoutside  Book Links-  Smart Moves by Carla Hannaford https://amzn.to/3r5PCdX Green Ember by S.D. Smith https://amzn.to/3o3zkQX Balanced and Barefoot by Angela Hanscomb https://amzn.to/3G70kVF  Learning all the Time by John Holt https://amzn.to/3IHoyrs Free to Learn by Peter Gray https://amzn.to/34di1px No Such Thing as Bad Weather by Linda Mcgerk https://amzn.to/3KRd6Ls Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv https://amzn.to/3AAh3jf Glow Kids by Richard Kardaris https://amzn.to/3AzAeJW

The DEY Podcast with Kisha Reid
EP003: Peter Gray- Defining Play

The DEY Podcast with Kisha Reid

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 47:51


In this episode Kisha Reid is in conversation with Dr. Peter Gray as he breaks down the definition of the word Play. Through  the  five characteristics Peter Gray clarifies the meaning and scope of true play and it's importance for young children's healthy development.

John Tapp Racing
Episode 343: Dean Yendall

John Tapp Racing

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 38:04


Great to catch up with top Victorian lightweight jockey Dean Yendall who's feeling a little sorry for himself at the moment. Dean talks about the frustrations of endless weeks in a neck brace. He's grateful no surgery was required. Dean reflects on the Terang fall that put him out of business just before Xmas. He says his mount Saintly Rose had the race won when she went sideways. He talks of his choice of lifestyle at rural Horsham in Victoria's Wimmera district. Dean looks back on his apprenticeship to Ken Sweeney at historic Jerilderie in the Riverina. He's never forgotten his first win on Leinster at Narrandera more than 30 years ago. He recalls his transfer to Kilmore trainer Peter Gray. Dean reflects on his first city win at Oakbank in 1994. He looks back on early years when he tried to carve a niche for himself in many different parts of the country. He speaks fondly of a man who became his mentor and best friend. The lightweight jockey pays tribute to several trainers who gave him valuable support. Dean still can't believe he rode his first Gr 1 winner in Sydney. He fondly remembers Yankee Rose. Just three weeks after his Randwick triumph Dean struck again at Gr 1 level during the Melbourne Cup carnival. He pays tribute to I Am A Star. The popular jockey remembers his two rides on crack sprinter Santa Ana Lane. One of them gave him another Gr 1! Dean acknowledges two other Gr 1 triumphs- his second Myer Classic and an Oakleigh Plate. The jockey talks of his Gr 1 Memsie Stakes win on Scales Of Justice for astute trainer Lindsey Smith. Yendall's ability to ride light has earned him several Melbourne Cup rides. He talks of his closest finisher. Dean pays tribute to his wife jockey Christine Puls and his 8 year old daughter Mia. He talks of Christine's best win to date -a Gr 3 Hobart Cup on Our Dashing Dane. He reflects on the wonderful tribute paid to Christine by the Victorian racing industry in 2019.

That Early Childhood Nerd
NERD_0225 Evidence Based Claims in ECE

That Early Childhood Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 37:19


After reading Peter Gray's article, "Beware of 'Evidence Based Preschool Curricula,' Mike Huber and I decided we needed to dig in to how curriculum and practices labeled "evidence based" and "research based" should not be given a free pass.

The Jon and Rick Show
Peter Gray, a judge for the Eventing World Championships and five star eventer Ariel Grald

The Jon and Rick Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 67:40


Jon and Rick are in the Horse Trailer Pros studio to have a talk with Peter Gray who was just named a judge for the Eventing World Championships. Then five star eventer Ariel Grald joins the show to catch up with the guys and share her story.

WeBuzz by AnimalConcepts
Ep71 Hal Herzog on biological psychology and cultural influences on human-animal interactions

WeBuzz by AnimalConcepts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 91:58


Hal Herzog is a professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, whose research entails the complex psychology of human-animal interactions for over three decades. These studies have been published in many journals, including Science, Animal Behavior and The American Psychologist to name a few. He also is the author of ‘Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat' and writes the blog Animals and Us on Psychology Today. Hal shares with us his love of animals from childhood, specifically reptiles. He quotes collecting reptiles during high school such as the boa constrictor, rat snakes, turtles etc. Hal then goes on to reference how his interest in human-animal interactions formed through his neighbours. They invited Hal to view a cockfighting match, which Hal initially refused. Eventually, Hal agreed due to his rising interest in how viewers perceive the roosters. This interest changed his PhD from snake personality differences to analysing the psychology of humans involved in cockfighting. Following the completion of his PhD, Hal flew to Vancouver, Canada to attend an international theology conference. Whilst at the airport Hal read ‘Animal Liberation' by Peter Singer. Hal describes initially dismissing Peter's perception of animal rights but continued to read due to Peter's arguments being good. Originally, Hal perceived that Peter did not incorporate psychology, believing that logical arguments would not affect humans' treatment of animals. Now, Hal admits the whole book was effective at pulling the heartstrings. Hal then discussed his initial PhD study, working at Gordon Burghardt's laboratory at the University of Tennessee. The aim was to develop a personality test for baby snakes. This test involved waving his hand in front of the snake to count how many times the snake struck within two minutes. The study demonstrated that siblings from the same litter behaved similarly, with recently fed snakes acting more aggressively as being fully limited their capacity to escape. Hal defines biological psychology as how biology and evolution impact human behaviour. Hal highlights this term brings about questions regarding what it means to be human. He then goes on to discuss the controversial topic of human attachment to their pets. On one side, biophilia, whereby humans have an innate trait to love all animals. Hal disagrees with this but instead believes animal attachment relates to cultural learning. He noted that the term pet is westernised, referencing a study by Peter Gray which examines 60 human cultures. This study concluded that only five cultures played with their pets. The other cultures used them for work. Hal then explained that in nature, pet-keeping is limited, referencing one occasion where a chimpanzee plays with a bush baby, usually resulting in killing it. Consequently, Hal describes pet-keeping as the thing that separates us from other species. Hal then discusses the impact of pets on human health. Historically, Erica Friedman in the 1980s concluded that pets increase their owner survival rate following a heart attack by four times more than those who do not own a pet. However, as Hal wrote his book, he discovered that there was an equal amount of papers stating that pets have a negative impact, no impact and a positive impact on the physical and mental health of their owners. This means no solid conclusion can be derived. In addition, Hal noted that research shows gender differences concerning human-animal interactions are limited. With the data he had, Hal developed an animal attitude scale. He highlighted on extreme ends in America, that females are more likely to be animal activists (people who alter their life to help animals e.g., diet, wardrobe etc.), whereas, males are more likely to be hunters. Hal then discusses the cultural impact of animal care, giving the veterinary profession as an example. Stating how 30 years ago, this career was considered a male role, with current roles now being 60% women. Hal then discusses behavioural alterations of animal activists in regards to animal care and their philosophical orientation. Hal then reviews how the animal welfare act is incorporated differently globally in terms of animal-based research. Hal considers history important, so shares with us the German Nazi parties progressive animal rights, restricting their use in research. On the other hand, the United States animal care and use committee covers all animals except rats, mice and birds. This means that the majority of animals used in research are not protected. Hal then elaborates on the animal popularity trends, giving dog breeds as an example. Utilising the 60 million dogs registered with the American Kennel Club from 1926, it was determined that cultural fashion trends greatly affects dog breed popularity as people unconsciously follow trends. Hal referenced the Dalmatians popularity boom following Disney's 101 Dalmations as an example. Hal progresses to discuss why some animals humans seem to care more about compared to others, referring frequently to a paper by Burghardt and Herzog Jr; Beyond Conspecifics: Is Brer Rabbit Our Brother? Here he observes how "cuteness" is a key factor in species with conservation programmes, although he noted this changes with cultural perceptions. For example, how the killer whale changed to an orca. Hal and Sabrina then discuss the recently published 2nd edition of his book; Some we love, some we hate, and some we eat. He wrote the book to be easily understood for the everyday person that aimed to get the public to question what they knew about animals. Hal was surprised by the book's popularity and incorporation into a lot of education courses. Hal concludes by sharing with us his free blog on Psychology Today that consists of over 150 blogs. Explore Hal Herzog's research gate HERE Listen to iBuzz podcast with Gordon Burghardt HERE Read the Beyond Conspecifics: Is Brer Rabbit Our Brother? paper HERE Read the Fashion vs. Function paper HERE Read the Animals and Us Psychology Today blogs HERE Become a member of PAWS HERE

The Renegade Mama
Ep 24 : Peter Gray - How we need to learn to trust our kids again, why play matters and unschooling

The Renegade Mama

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 90:46


Today on the show I speak with research professor of psychology and neuroscience at Boston College and author of Free to Learn - Peter Gray. What I love about Peter is as well as an academic he has also walked his talk. When his son was rebelling against the traditional schooling system and called it a prison (which he agrees it is) they explored other options and ended up at Sudbury Valley School which changed the course of Peter's research and ultimately his life. Peter tells this amazing story of how when his son was 12 years old, he came to his wife and himself with a plan to travel to Europe alone. In the ultimate display of trust of a child (which he says has been lost in our culture), Peter and his wife agreed to the proposal and his son did go to Europe alone year later at age 13. We also cover many topics including the importance of mixed age play, the importance of play in general and moving away from competitiveness to collaboration. I also question how Sudbury which is ultimately based on an unschooling principal goes with government regulations and it seems that America is much more liberal than Australia. We also touch on Tara Westover's book Educated and the irony of her story and message. Peter is a genuine and well researched scholar who I feel is way ahead of the game of schooling or rather unschooling. Peter's work is just what we need right now in this changing world where many people are feeling the calling to move into homeschooling but are still a little uncertain or scared. I hope this interview helps parents realise that they and more importantly their children already have everything they need to learn, thrive and educate themselves. Enjoy this insightful conversation and view of what I see as the future of education. Peter Gray Research Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Boston College. My book Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, is available in 18 languages. My four new collections of essays can be purchased now at Tipping Points Press. See also my Psychology Today blog and follow me on Facebook

1000 Hours Outsides podcast
When School Wasn't Such a Big Deal, Interview with Dr. Peter Gray

1000 Hours Outsides podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 71:24


It's hard to imagine a time when school wasn't as big of a deal as it is today, when childhood wasn't so career focused. Learn about a time when parents and society trusted that children could manage themselves and solve their own problems. Apprenticeships were the way of the past and may become a large part of the future of education. Dr. Peter Gray's book "Free to Learn" was a life-changing read in our family. Listen as we discuss Dr. Gray's books and so much more! 

Unschooling Conversations
#11 Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom with Gina Riley

Unschooling Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 44:45


“There is no perfect option but unschooling is as close to perfect as you're going to get” Gina Riley joins Heidi Steel this month, to talk about her academic book on Exploring Unschooling Beyond the Classroom. Gina Riley is an unschooling parent, educational psychologist, and Clinical Professor. She has worked alongside Peter Gray, and is known internationally for her research into Self Directed Learning and unschooling. Her unique perspective on learning as both academic and unschooling parent is invaluable to both communities as she truly understands the choices and the process of alternative education. This is a really exciting episode as Gina has a wealth of experience through her research and own unschooling lifestyle, that she shares with us so generously. SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/liveplaylearn We discuss: · An unschooler's first day at school: the adjustment and transition 1:50 · Unschooling as a single mum, working and studying herself 3:50 · Gina's personal path to unschooling 6:50 · Gina's research into intrinsic motivation and how it relates to unschooling 8:50 · Defining unschooling 13:30 · What learning looks like outside of the classroom 14:35 · Talking about her grown unschooled son and reflecting on the elements of learning that were present in former years, now in adulthood 18:50 · The challenges, benefits, and negative experiences of grown unschoolers 30:30 · What are the best parts of unschooling? 35:40 · Recommended books and resources 39:40 GUEST MEDIA LINKS: Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in July 2020. Grown unschoolers': Evaluations of their unschooling experiences Peter Gray and Gina Riley LIVEPLAYLEARN LINKS: Website Liveplaylearn.org Facebook Live. Play. Learn YouTube Live Play Learn

Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs
Podcast Extra - Home Education, Motherhood and Parenting w/ Special Guests Zoe Willis and Lorna Franklin

Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 82:30


Something a bit different for this podcast extra. A special episode in which Rev Jamie is joined by his better half, Lorna, and Catholic blogger and mother of four Zoe Willis to talk about home education, motherhood and parenting in the age of madness through which we are currently living. Among the topics discussed were: Why Homeschooling?; Homeschooling as cultural memory and resistance to totalitarianism; Tips for those who can't or don't want to; Common myths and objections: Won't my children turn into weirdos? I'm not clever enough to home educate.Notices:Thanks to our Patreons! Support us from £1.50 plus VAT per month: https://patreon.com/irreverendIrreverend Weekly Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodTelegram: https://t.me/irreverendpodEmail: irreverendpod@gmail.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMAcRZPstCujEN4p8dF_ClQOdysee: https://odysee.com/@irreverend:5Audio Podcast: https://irreverend.buzzsprout.comLinks:Zoe Willis' Blog: https://www.withsighs.com/Education Otherwise: https://www.educationotherwise.org/Bonnie Landry: https://www.bonnielandry.ca/Bonnie Landry Podcast: https://makejoynormal.buzzsprout.com/Bonnie Landry How-To Workshop: https://www.bonnielandry.ca/aboutConquest Books Homeschool Curricula: https://www.conquestbooks.co.uk/Monkey Mum, How much time in school is actually spent learning?: https://monkeymum.blog/2015/09/13/time-is-precious/ Peter Gray, Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, 2013Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/irreverend)

Home Sweet Homeschool™
Dr. Peter Gray

Home Sweet Homeschool™

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 61:12


Priyanka and Alan interview Dr. Peter Gray, author of Free to Learn, one of the classic motivational texts in the world of Homeschooling, and one of the books which launched us on our homeschooling journey. We discuss:• What is the Sudbury Valley School and why do kids thrive there• How kids really learn to read• Why higher level math isn't important for everyone to learn• Why video games might actually be good for the brain• Why the pandemic was a blessing in disguise for families with kids in schoolSo bring your paradigm with you and get ready to have it shifted by Dr. Gray's educational insights!To order Free to Learn, click HERE.To read Dr. Gray's blog on Psychology Today, click HERE.

Build It. They'll Come.
Zip Co: Larry Diamond builds a disruptive Buy Now Pay Later fintech empire

Build It. They'll Come.

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 41:47


Part 1 -When Larry Diamond came up with his idea for a new payment method he wanted with a passion to disrupt existing payment systems, particularly credit cards, that had a stranglehold on the online space, but were clunky and un-user friendly in his view. Pitching his idea to would-be investors, they sort of metaphorically patted him on the head and shooed him away, saying, nice idea Larry, but you don't know what you're talking about!  Rather than drop his idea for a Buy Now Pay Later digital product, he persevered and found a perfect partner, consumer credit expert Peter Gray, to help realise his vision. That vision was providing small amounts of credit to consumers involving “fees” but would do away with “interest charges” completely. ZipMoney, later becoming Zip Co, was born in 2013 over a number of beers in their local pub! The co-founders landed on a product that gelled with younger consumers, in a big way as it's turning out, as a kind of cross between a debit card and a credit card. 8 years later, overcoming several mammoth hurdles along the way which you'll hear about, Zip now boasts 7 million customers worldwide, including 2.5 million Australian customers using their most popular product Zip Pay, at everywhere from Bunnings and Woolies to online e-tailers Kogan and Catch. While another Aussie startup Afterpay began later but has grown much bigger, and there's also strong competition promised from US giant PayPal and CBA's part-owned Klarna in the BNPL space, Larry Diamond says bring on competition! Founder Larry Diamond now owns just 10% of Zip, making him very wealthy already. But, he tells me, more important are his expanding global growth plans for Zip, including greater penetration into the lucrative US. Hope you enjoy Part 1 of my interview with Zip co-founder and CEO Larry Diamond. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Child Care Bar And Grill
CCBAG_0106 Peter Gray

Child Care Bar And Grill

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 44:09


Thanks for listening! Like the show? Consider supporting our work by becoming a Patron , shopping our Amazon Link, or sharing it with someone who might enjoy it. You can leave a comment or ask a question here. Click the links for more Jeff or Lisa.

Homeschool Your Way
DESCHOOLING

Homeschool Your Way

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 42:00


Deschooling is a period of detox when you get yourself out of the public school mentality and into the homeschool way of thinking. It's also the process of rethinking what education means. Not only do children need to deschool but parents also need to make this shift. To help you move from rigid box checking and constant worrying about doing enough into a confident but relaxed perspective, guest June Doran of This Simple Balance shares her own transformation as a mom. ★★★ LISTENER COUPON CODE Request your coupon code to use on any purchase at bookshark.com. QUOTABLES June: "...deschooling means deconstructing school, really all things school. So saying, 'What does learning look like? What should it look like? What makes a good education, and who decides what that is? What's worth learning? Why are we even learning?' Really asking all of the questions that before were very easy. It was just, 'Oh, send your kids to school. They know all the answers. They have it all.' And instead taking it back into our hands and saying, 'We're going to deconstruct what is school, and we're going to rebuild from the ground up kind of our own definition of what school is and what a good education is and what learning is and what it looks like.'" June: "So for me, the biggest risk would be my homeschool looking exactly like school and for me, the biggest thing was crushing my kids' love of learning, seeing that die in them, and then not being driven to learn the things they want to learn and not having that natural drive." Thanks to show sponsor BookShark. Request a homeschool curriculum catalog or download samples at bookshark.com. TIMESTAMPS 02:41 June tells how she came to be a homeschooler. 05:29 How a homeschool curriculum catalog moved the needle for June. 07:40 Deschooling means deconstructing all things school. 09:23 DeeDee admits that even after so many years of homeschooling, she still sometimes doesn't consider what she does with her children "real school." 10:02 June's daughter's reluctance to do worksheets moved her to rethink the nature of education. 11:18 June's parents were public school educators, so she felt it was essential to become a confident homeschooler who could answer her family's questions. 12:45 When people find out that you homeschool, their first question is typically, "Do you use a curriculum?" What are they really asking? 13:32 The risks of not deschooling. 16:09 June explains her goal for her kids to operate confidently outside a school system or a box that school puts us into. 21:41 Why you need to have hope, bravery, and faith as a homeschooling parent. 22:55 Practical ways to deschool. Start by reading the history of education. Then read unschooling books like Free to Learn by Peter Gray. Constantly ask why. 26:21 What about unschooling for high school years? 30:56 June talks about curriculum and how reading aloud is the core of her homeschool. 32:33 How long will deschooling take? 33:35 Make choices that will give you confidence as a homeschooler. 34:01 What to avoid during deschooling: don't throw out all structure. Having natural rhythms is good! 35:53 Remind yourself that your children are naturally driven to learn.

The Homeschooling and Liberty Podcast
Dr Peter Gray talks Play, Creativity and Freedom

The Homeschooling and Liberty Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 11:55


“Creativity is not something that can be taught, by definition it requires freedom.” Dr Peter Gray is a professor at Boston College and author of Free to Learn In today's clip we dive into the waters of creativity with Dr Peter Gray, world renowned for his promotion of incorporating play in all aspects of a […] The post Dr Peter Gray talks Play, Creativity and Freedom appeared first on Homeschooling and Liberty Podcast.

The Bookshop Podcast
Peter Gray, Ph. D., Self-Directed Education

The Bookshop Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 56:55


Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is the author of Free to Learn (Basic Books) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 8th edition). He has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University.His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play. He a founding member of the nonprofit Alliance for Self-Directed Education and a founding board member of the nonprofit Let Grow. His own play includes not only his research and writing, but also long-distance bicycling, kayaking, back-woods skiing, and vegetable gardening.Here are the links for this episode:Let GrowTipping Points PressPsychology TodayPeter Gray on FacebookFree to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, Dr. Peter Gray (available in 18 languages). The Alliance For Self-directed Learning Support the show (https://paypal.me/TheBookshopPodcast?locale.x=en_US)

The New Schools
Peter Gray - Learning Through Play

The New Schools

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 73:30


Peter Gray is the author of Psychology, an introductory textbook now in its sixth edition, and, most recently, Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. It discusses how to bring more play into kids' lives, the catalyst that led him to explore play's benefits, his theories on play as a primal mode of education, and advice to inspire play. His past research had to do with basic mammalian motivational mechanisms, and his present research has to do with children's play and its educative value. Key Takeaways: 00:42 The origin story of Dr. Gray's Career 15:13 Free Play 20:39 Fear on letting kids to play outside 39:14 Founding the Alliance for Self-Directed Education 49:36 Montessori - Work VS Play 53:04 Online Play Quotes: “I've always felt like I wanted to do things that would help make the world better.” “With every 10 years, kids have less time to play than they did the previous 10 years.” “Unfortunately, we set the pattern and it spreads and it starts maybe upper-class and it seeps down to affect everybody. I used to be able to say that working class people, and even people in some poverty, that the kids had more freedom to play in the United States than wealthier kids did, but I don't think that's true anymore.” “The other that played a role in why children aren't outdoors playing is the fact that we developed a set of irrational fears about how dangerous it is outdoors.” “When children are playing on their own, they're making their own decisions about what to do. They're solving their own problems.” Social Links: Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life Book Blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freedom-learn https://thegeniusofplay.org/genius/expert-advice/articles/the-evolutionary-importance-of-self-directed-play.aspx#.YJQq7GYzaEs

The Bold Student Podcast
What Does It Mean To Be Educated?

The Bold Student Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 17:14


What does it mean to be educated? Is school the only place that education happens? Being educated will mean different things to each of you, but no matter what, today, I am urging you to take your education into your own hands.    In this episode, I am breaking down what it means to be educated and why education is not limited to the confines of a classroom. Because it's time to really question this concept of being educated, especially if we assume the purpose of schooling is to become educated.    What We Cover: The purpose of what school really is How to take your education into your own hands The barriers that schools create around learning What it means to be in a flow state Why you need to take more initiative in your education   “If you build the habit of intellectual curiosity and independence early, you will keep evolving even as the world radically changes with technology, you will be able to adapt and succeed.”   Apply to work with Cathleen and The Edvisory team 1:1 as a college counseling or college essay coaching student Looking for a self-guided group program to help you get into college? The Admitted Masterclass Membership is Cathleen's 6 masterclasses to help you level up and stand out in the college admissions process: https://www.admittedmasterclassmembership.com/   Find out more about The Edvisory and working with Cathleen here: https://www.theedvisoryla.com/     Resources Mentioned: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience  Education Revolution: An Alternative Education Resource Organization Book Recommendations on the history of schooling and self directed education: Blake Boles' College Without High School Dr. Peter Gray's Free to Learn Online Classes Coursera EdX   Thanks for listening, and if you like what you've heard, subscribe and listen to The Bold Student Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Don't forget to spread the word by leaving a review or sharing this podcast with your friends!   Follow Cathleen on Instagram @lifeandcollegecoach

The Jon and Rick Show
Peter Gray and Erik Duvander join Jon and Rick on a video chat about this weeks events

The Jon and Rick Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 73:29


In Season 2 Episode 9, Jon and Rick discuss the team's performance at Kentucky and catch up with USA High Performance director of Eventing Erik Duvander and 5* Judge Peter Gray.

The New Schools
Lenore Skenazy - Raising Free-Range Kids

The New Schools

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 69:23


Lenore is the Founder of Free-Range Kids and President at Let Grow, the national nonprofit promoting childhood independence. After her newspaper column “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone” created a media firestorm, Lenore got the nickname “America's Worst Mom.” She went on to write Free-Range Kids, the book-turned-movement. Second Edition coming in June! She has been profiled in The New Yorker, and lectured everywhere from DreamWorks to Microsoft to schools across America -- and let's not forget the Bulgarian Happiness Festival. On TV, you may have seen her on The Today Show, The Daily Show or her own reality show, World's Worst Mom (cancelled after one season, but suddenly available on YouTube!). She lives in New York with her husband and beloved computer. Her kids are gainfully employed. Key Takeaways: 20:18 Mad Magazine and World's Worst Mom 25:00 Free-range Kids Blog 36:37 Exposure Therapy 38:52 Working with Dr. Peter Gray, Daniel Shuchman and Jon Haidt 53:02 The Free Range Parenting Bill 57:45 Advise to Scared Parents 01:01:21 Metaphor to compare Overprotection and Free-Range Parenting Quotes: “That's like my giant psychological insight that I wish everybody shared because it holds the possibility of changing everybody really fast, making everybody much more lighthearted, much more calm, much more confident kids, more mature and grateful and parents more free time. And all it requires is letting go.” “It's almost like a part of the game. What's the worst, the very worst thing that could happen?” “Punishment was restricting your freedom and to preserve your freedom, you persevered, you discovered your own resilience, you held it in, you hid the scars in every which way. And, I think that's what is missing from childhood that is hurting kids.” “Overprotection is not an unalloyed good. It's not like it keeps getting better, better, better, better, better. The more we protect, the more bumpers we put on everything.” “Rather than changing minds, change behavior.” “The Let Grow project is a revelation.” Social Links: Lenore Skenazy Twitter - https://twitter.com/FreeRangeKids LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenoreskenazy/ Let Grow https://letgrow.org Free Range Kids https://www.freerangekids.com/ I let my 9-year-old ride the subway alone. I got labeled the ‘world's worst mom.' Article