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The Ultimate Self-Education Reading List

The Ultimate Self-Education Reading List
A Bibliography for Lifelong Learning Enthusiasts If you want to know more about self-education, your best bet is to start reading. Over the years, I’ve kept a list the best self-education books and blogs. If you know of a book or blog that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below. Theoretical Books on Self-Education Theory-oriented books examine education as a whole and provide the foundation of understanding that self-education advocates share when they examine issues related to learning. Deschooling Society (Ivan Illich) – A case for radical changes in the education system, including the disestablishment of traditionally structured schools and the development of more informal “learning webs.” Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Paulo Freire) – An education critic argues against the theory of “banking,” claiming that a student is more than an empty vessel waiting to be filled with knowledge from a teacher. Practical Books on Self-Education Self-University (Charles D. Related:  LearnHomeschooling

The Feminist Summer Reading List Last week, an interview with Senator Al Franken inspired a list of feminist fictional heroines in books and movies that sparked quite a debate. But it’s summer now, and lots of people are looking for good books to wade into while they relax, vacation, or take in some sun. We’ve compiled a list of good feminist reads from the members of Women Action and the Media (WAM!) Love This? Thanks for subscribing! Women of Color: Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism – Bell HooksColonize This! Feminist Fiction Writers/Playwrites (multiple works):Margaret Atwood Jane Austen Aimee BenderOctavia ButlerAngela CarterEdwidge DanticatUrsula Le GuinAudre LordeSuzan Lori-Parks Grace PaleyPhyllis Reynolds Naylor Wendy WassersteinJeannette WintersonVirginia Woolf Feminist Poetry:Ai Margaret AtwoodAnne Carson Sandra Cisneros Lucille CliftonAudre LordeGrace PaleyAdrienne Rich wikimedia commons

The Art of Self-Education — Information, inspiration and resources for adult self-learners. Become a Programmer, Motherfucker If you don't know how to code, then you can learn even if you think you can't. Thousands of people have learned programming from these fine books: Learn Python The Hard Way Learn Ruby The Hard Way Learn Code The Hard Way I'm also working on a whole series of programming education books at Learn C The Hard Way Learn SQL The Hard Way Learn Regex The Hard Way Graphics Programming Language Agnostic NerdDinner Walkthrough Assembly Language Bash Clojure Clojure Programming ColdFusion CFML In 100 Minutes Delphi / Pascal Django Erlang Learn You Some Erlang For Great Good Flex Getting started with Adobe Flex (PDF) Forth Git Grails Getting Start with Grails Haskell Java JavaScript JavaScript (Node.js specific) Latex The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX (perfect for beginners) Linux Advanced Linux Programming Lisp Lua Programming In Lua (for v5 but still largely relevant)Lua Programming Gems (not entirely free, but has a lot of free chapters and accompanying code) Maven Mercurial Nemerle Nemerle

Free video lectures,Free Animations, Free Lecture Notes, Free Online Tests, Free Lecture Presentations Top 10 Mysterious People Mysteries Over the centuries, history is filled with wonderful tales of mysterious people – many of whom are never identified. This list is a selection of the most significant or mysterious people of this variety. As usual, if you know of other fascinating people that would suit a similar follow up list, be sure to tell us in the comments. Monsieur Chouchani (died 1968) is the nickname of an anonymous and mysterious Jewish teacher who taught a number of highly regarded students including Emmanual Levinas (pictured above) and Elie Wiesel in Europe after World War II. There is no known body of work by Chouchani himself, but he left a very strong intellectual legacy via his students. The Poe Toaster is the nickname given to a mysterious man who pays annual tribute to Poe by visiting his grave every year. The Toaster wears a black hat and coat and hides his face with a hood or scarf. During the analysis of the film footage of the assasination of John F. Fulcanelli (1839 – ? D. Jamie Frater

Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years Books The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human and entertaining form of media that exist. Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. A famous author once said that novels are the best way for two human beings to connect with each other. I believe this, and I believe that people who do not find pleasure in words have never had the opportunity to read one of the great novels. The first introductions students often have to literature are stale century-old books that do not translate well to this new modern era. Music for Torching by A.M. First Sentence: ”It is after midnight on one of those Friday nights when the guests have all gone home and the host and hostess are left in their drunkenness to try and put things right again.” As the only woman on the list, A. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (1996) Of course, Palahniuk had to be on this list. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski (2000) The house is alive. The Road — Online Home for Race Bannon and Race Bannon Media Grungy 3D Text In Illustrator Items Used In This Project Curriculum Offered - Technology Engineering Science Leadership Academy Broadly defined, project based learning integrates many characteristics which include but are not limited to interest driven learning, which is student centered. This kind of learning starts with an essential or driving question, is inquiry based, promotes reflection, is collaborative, promotes critical thinking, promotes communication, is highly engaging and integrates many content areas (BIE, 2003; Boss & Kraus, 2007; Edutopia, 2008; Papert, 2010). Paulo Freire and Seymour Papert defined project based learning as the “pedagogy of the question not the answer” (, 2010). On a more structured end of the project based learning continuum, students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge.

Aztec Gods and Goddesses Aztec Gods and Goddesses Religion was extremely important in Aztec life. They worshipped many gods and goddesses, each of whom ruled one or more human activities or aspects of nature. The people had many agricultural gods because their culture was based heavily on farming; also they included natural elements and ancestor-heroes. They believed that the balance of the natural world, the processes that make life possible - like the rain or solar energy - and that the destiny of people depended on the will of these gods. The Aztecs thought that the power of the gods should be acknowledged and thanks given to them, in the form of gifts so as to avoid the catastrophes that their rage or indifference could cause. Deity Impersonation An important aspect of Aztec ritual was the impersonation of deities. Aztec Gods Centeotl Corn god. Chalchiuhtlicue In Aztec mythology, Chalchiuhtlicue (also Chalciuhtlicue, or Chalcihuitlicue) ("She of the Jade Skirt") was the goddess of lakes and streams. Chantico

75 Books Every Writer Should Read Whether you want to make writing your career or just want to know how to improve your writing so that you can pass your college courses, there is plenty of reading material out there to help you get inspired and hone your skills. Here’s a collection of titles that will instruct you on just about every aspect of writing, from the basics of grammar to marketing your completed novel, with some incredibly helpful tips from well-known writers themselves as well. Writing Basics These books address things like structure, plot, descriptions and other basic elements of any story. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers: You can improve the quality of your writing by adding a mythical quality to them with advice and insight from this book. Advice from Authors Who better to give advice on writing than those who have made a name for themselves doing it? On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King: This is widely regarded as one of the best books for any aspiring author to read.