SS #57: Heroes First! (with Wendi Capehart)

Wendi Capehart from the AmblesideOnline Advisory board is a very busy lady, so we were thrilled when she — rightly dubbed “the smartest woman on the internet” by Cindy Rollins — agreed to a phone call with us this summer.

Let us tell you a little about Wendi. Wendi and her husband Bill have been Christians since their teens. They married at 20 and have been married 37 years. They have seven terrific grown children, 4 stalwart sons-in-law, 14 unsurpassingly wonderful grandchildren, and have also helped raise their two perfectly delightful god-sons (as well as occasionally hosting Japanese exchange students and Ukrainian orphans). The Capeharts have lived all over, most recently in the Philippines for two years, where they served as missionaries with a Christian school in Davao City. In January they will be moving to Malaysia to the city of Kota Kinabalu where they will help establish a learning center, among other projects. Click here to look at their previous newsletters and subscribe to new ones.

Wendi blogs at Wendi Wanders. She has published an e-zine called Education for All. The latest issue contains most of the material from her talk on Imagination at AO Camp, including the material and sources that had to be cut. Click here for more information.

It was something Wendi said at AO Camp during her talk that inspired this conversation. Today, we’re discussing why starting with heroes in a child’s education is not white-washing, and why pointing out the darkness too young might backfire.

Listen to the podcast:

Scholé Everyday

Urchin of the Riding Stars (The Mistmantle Chronicles, Book 1)
The Black Swan
The Book Thief

Mentioned in this Episode:

Charlotte Mason’s Ourselves (Book 4 of the Home Education Series)
Charlotte Mason’s Philosophy of Education (Book 6 of the Home Education Series)
The Chronicles of Narnia
Motel Of The Mysteries

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