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James and Taylor are back to discuss how self-directed learning looks in their home. While many people like the idea of self-directed learning in principle, the way it looks on a day to day basis can wind up feeling a little scary. Self-directed learners tend to not follow the linear learning plans that their schooled peers do, and that can be unsettling. They can wind up going really deep in some areas while seemingly neglecting others. A lot of the learning that takes place happens under the surface, only showing itself after it has already happened. In the absence of any syllabus or external assessment, can kids really thrive? One free family sits down to discuss exactly that.

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Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.

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  • Hi Everyone! I’ve already posted this in Cryptoanarchy, but figured I’d repost here in case there’s not as much overlap between the groups as I assumed. Throughout the course of my education in how to write real software, I’ve been frustrated at the apparent lack of information on how to build peer to peer networks from formal MOOC sources like Coursera and Udacity. Does anyone have experience with any good resources and/or tutorials that really make a point of doing their best to help you learn everything there is to know about building P2P networks? Any courses I may have overlooked?

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  • I currently have a 3 and 1 year old. I have been at ends searching for liberty minded books to read to them. Does anyone have any suggestions. I also teach school ages so please feel free to throw in books for older children.

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  • Hi there Liberty.me members, this is my first discussion topic I started and a quite impotant one for me. The problem is that my little brother is heavily struggling in school and because we life in Germany it is a Public School and you have to go there until you are 18 years old. He is getting terrible grates and he is getting into truble with the teachers. He has to go to a regular Public School for at least 6 more years and with his current grades he will be forced to double a year if he doesn’t start improving. Me, thinking that the schools here in Germany are bullshit and even worse, you can’t really opt out, doesn’t help him. The problem is that he is lazy and has no motivation (no wonder since Public Schools just make you learn boring facts) to learn for the exams or even participate in the classes, so pretty much the same as me when I was in school, with the diffrence that I had at least ok grades most of the time and I actually liked to participate in the classes since just sitting there was so fu**ing boring. So nobody realy cared. So I am searching for advices and hints onto how I (or my Parents) can help my brother to at least get threw the minimum years of Public School.

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  • I’m interested in learning on to brew beer and wondered if there were any Liberty.me brewers? If there are what do you brew, what equipment do you use, and what was the best way you learned?

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  • A course that teaches the different cases (a lifesaver). A vocab course of 2000 words, listed according to word frequency.   And here are a few guides I use: – General Declension Pattern – Prepositions and their parts of speech.

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