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For the term "captive mind".

The Captive Mind …..

I grew up on a farm, always outside, always with dirt under my finger nails and a pulse that mistrusted intellectuals. Pencil pushers we called them. This despite the fact I always had my head in a book when time would be so kind, this...

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Preface: I wrote this in the year 2001 while living in Kyiv, Ukraine and participating in the Ukraine without Kuchma movement. I lived just off of Maydan Nezalezhnosti on Lutheranskya and demonstrated, threw my stones and wandered the tents on Khreschatyk. It was a heady...

Why Do I Blog?

“I knew that I had a facility with words and a power of facing unpleasant facts, and I felt that this created a sort of private world in which I could get my own back for my failure in everyday life.” ― George Orwell, Why I Write...

To Those Who Believe In Ideas

Contrary to what many think – it is not action, it is not money, it is not the vote which makes this world a better place. It is the interchange of ideas, the free flow of ideas. In light of the death of Aaron Schwartz,...

Why the “gatekeeping”?

Copyright and education – the necessity, the vital import of the free, unrestricted flow of information through the realm of education, has been a big concern and obsession of mine. See this post for some views, see my copyright tags, see my own “Captive Mind”...

The 4 Freedoms – Richard Stallman

I’ve written quite a bit here about copyright and control of knowledge through larger entities. One place to start is my “Captive Mind” series.  My attempt to publish my own previously published work and to stop institutions from having for perpetuity, control over knowledge. Finally,...

My Year in Review

Yes, that time again.  Time for all the “reviews” of what happened in 2010.  Time for all the pundits to come out of the closet and do their thing. I won’t bore you by doing much the same. However, I do think that those new...

The Art of Questioning….

{this is part of the “Captive Mind” series of blog posts – publishing online and de-commercializing thought.] ———— Teaching and the Art of  Questioning [Also see this post .   Download:   Teaching and the Art of questioning handouts] Developing the art of questioning can be...

Co-Teaching: General Guidelines and Procedures

{this is part of the “Captive Mind” series of blog posts – publishing online and decommercializing thought.]    DOWNLOAD THIS Co-teaching: Benefits, Problems, Solutions “When one teaches, two learn” “I can’t say it works everywhere but it works for me and I wouldn’t have it any other...

Web 2.0 and English Language Learning

Web 2.0 and English Language Learning A New Model or A New Muddle? “ In the electronic age, we wear all mankind as our skin” – Marshall McLuhan (this article is one of a series on my blog – highlighting how educators can publish and...

The “disabled” language learner

English Language Learners and Learning Disabilities   Considerations and Recommendations for Effective Remediation D. Deubelbeiss [see this post for more – here. / Also this post is a reply to this post- The Captive Mind] “If you talk to a man in a language he...

The Teenaged Language Learner

  Teenage Second Language Learning Why they are different and why that matters [see  my workshop materials for teaching teens – here. / Also this post is a reply to this post- The Captive Mind] The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.    ...

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