Book Review: The Imaginative Argument – A Practical Manifesto For Writers by Frank L. Cioffi

TheBreakaway Zy Marquiez December 7, 2016 This book is absolute dynamite. The Imaginative Argument – A Practical Manifesto For Writers by Frank L. Cioffi is an unprecedented venture into boundless possibilities that lie on the other side of conformity for writers. Cioffi stacks the book to the hilt with a vast amount of practical, thoughtful, … Continue reading Book Review: The Imaginative Argument – A Practical Manifesto For Writers by Frank L. Cioffi

7 Phenomenal Books For Homeschooling, Self-Directed Learners & Autodidacts

TheBreakaway | BreakawayConciousness Zy Marquiez March 26, 2017 “A mind needs books like as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” – George R.R. Martin A Song Of Ice And Fire “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” – Ralph Waldo … Continue reading 7 Phenomenal Books For Homeschooling, Self-Directed Learners & Autodidacts

Common Core Crisis [Part 6] – The Seven Lesson School Teacher

TheBreakaway | BreakawayConciousness Zy Marquiez March 20, 2017 Continuing on our series in which we are taking an increasingly widening glance into the true nature of public schooling, what follows will be a snippet of the information covered in Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto. Gatto has … Continue reading Common Core Crisis [Part 6] – The Seven Lesson School Teacher

Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi Ph.D.

TheBreakaway Zy Marquiez March 10, 2017 This particular book is a great foray for those beginning to delve into dialectics. In Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi Ph.D., the author seeks to show how valuable dialectical thinking is as he examines the minds of former dialecticians. To accomplish this, Hanjijarvi … Continue reading Dialectical Thinking – Zeno, Socrates, Kant, Marx by Tommi Juhani Hanjijarvi Ph.D.

Common Core Crisis [Part 5] – What Led To Award Winning Teacher John Taylor Gatto To Quit Public Schooling

TheBreakaway Zy Marquiez March 3, 2017 “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle “Wherever a man desires to know, that is the place proper for his education; whenever he desires to know, that is the time proper for his instruction.” – Socrates The last few weeks we have … Continue reading Common Core Crisis [Part 5] – What Led To Award Winning Teacher John Taylor Gatto To Quit Public Schooling

Book Review: Summerhill School – A New View Of Childhood by A.S. Neil

TheBreakaway Zy Marquiez March 3, 2017 Having read three books by John Taylor Gatto’s, who has spoken out at length about the inherent issues within public schooling, while also having met some people through discussing these books, someone was kind enough to recommend this particular book.  To say the least, this book is outside of … Continue reading Book Review: Summerhill School – A New View Of Childhood by A.S. Neil

Book Review: Weapons Of Mass Instruction By John Taylor Gatto

TheBreakway Zy Marquiez February 20, 2017 For quite some time there has been a growing undercurrent of displeasure and outright disdain for the current public schooling system and its repeated failures throughout the years.  Predictably, driving reason for these displeasures are the consistent failures of students within a public schooling. No matter how many new … Continue reading Book Review: Weapons Of Mass Instruction By John Taylor Gatto

Breakaway Ruminations #3 – The Power Of Curiosity

TheBreakaway Zy Marquiez January 26, 2017 “The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.” – Edmund Burke ” People function better when they’re engaged and curious.” – Tom Dotz & Tom Hoobyar, NLP – The Essential Guide “The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own … Continue reading Breakaway Ruminations #3 – The Power Of Curiosity

Book Review: Socratic Logic [V3.1] by Peter Kreeft PhD

An Indispensable Piece For The Autodidact; A Vital Component To Education For Individuals Of All Ages TheBreakaway Zy Marquiez January 17, 2017 Having not taken a logic course since the university, attempting to find a book on logic that would be ‘worth its weight in gold’ took a bit of time, but this particular book … Continue reading Book Review: Socratic Logic [V3.1] by Peter Kreeft PhD

Book Review: Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

A Truly Must-Read Book Exposing The Current Dismal State Of Public Schooling TheBreakaway Zy Marquiez January 11, 2017 John Taylor Gatto is an award winning teacher that isn’t afraid to buck the trend. Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto is a masterly an in-depth view into how … Continue reading Book Review: Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto