SS #07: Virtual Scholé Sisters Groups and Technology Tools (with Amber Vanderpol)
In today’s episode, Brandy discusses virtual Scholé Sisters groups and technology tools with Amber Vanderpol. What happens when you live in an isolated place? Are you doomed to loneliness? Or are virtual groups a possibility? And, if so, how are they best organized? What technology exists to support them? And how hard is it to learn to use these unfamiliar tools? We talk about all this and more on today’s episode.
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Meet Today’s Guest Co-host:
Amber Vanderpol is a mother to five children, ages 14, 10, 7, 4 and 2. She has homeschooled from the beginning, but began following Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of education about five years ago. Amber particularly enjoys her morning walk, reading great books, backpacking, and being outdoors. Amber and her family live on 10 acres in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in a home she and her husband largely built by themselves. She blogs about her homeschool and Mother Culture at Flare of Light. She’s also one of the women behind Charlotte Mason West, an organization dedicated to encouraging community and connections among Charlotte Mason educators west of the Rockies, particularly through conferences and retreats.
Listen to the podcast:
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- Scholé RDA
- Awakening Wondering by Steve Turley
- The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis (also mentioned)
- Topical Discussion: Virtual Scholé Sisters Groups and Technology Tools
- CM West website (this is the Seattle conference we mention)
- Simplified Organization
- Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie
- Need to Meet
- Learning in Community from Jennifer Dow
- AmblesideOnline Forum
- Sign Up Genius
- Nitty Gritty Homeschool Question
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