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The Inaugural Episode

2019-08-02 14:57:24/Jenni & Jody

After six years of being on radio, the last three of which were syndicated in different parts of the country, we have finally stepped out of the last’s century of communication methods and into this one!

“C2C is ultimately a goal-driven method.”

In this inaugural episode of the From Cradle to Calling podcast, we are introducing ourselves and sharing how and why we ourselves came to homeschooling. We talk about two great success stories in our own homeschools. You can actually “meet” these two on our website. Come visit Chase, who asked a very freaked-out mom to be homeschooled nearly twenty years ago, and Sky, who couldn’t sit still in a classroom long enough to learn a whole lot, and find out where these two superstars are now after a very customized homeschool journey.

Throughout the podcast, you’ll feel like a fly on the wall, listening to two best friends have a lively conversation about their journey as homeschool parents, but also as leaders in their own homeschool community, and as great friends doing life together.

And then, we’ll tell you all about what we call the C2C (Cradle to Calling) Homeschool Method. C2C is ultimately a goal driven method. It is homeschooling with the end result in mind. And we believe that there are three general phases.

  1. Phase 1 -- Discover Interests
  2. Phase 2 -- Develop Passion
  3. Phase 3 -- Create Strategy

“Children are not containers that we pour information into.”

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We’ll explain these phases a little more in the podcast and how they relate the homeschool experience. We’ll also talk about the four Essentials that this method is built upon.

  1. Hearing God
  2. Elevating Relationships
  3. Training Character and Constitution
  4. Developing Passion and Purpose

There are some things that might pique your interests as you listen to our chat, and we want to make sure we provide links for you to these.

An AWESOME, hands-on, project-based, experiential way for kids to learn about government is through TeenPact. In this podcast episode, we talk about how Chase’s experiences at TeenPact ignited his love of government and politics, helped him overcome a deep fear of public speaking, and set him on his lifelong journey to fulfil God’s calling on his life!

A big part of Chase’s high school journey toward politics included speech and debate. If you have a student who is interested in government, law, or just public speaking, check out the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA). They offer exceptional opportunities for competitive speech and debate.

If your child believes he or she is being called into the secular music industry, you may want to consider Berklee College of Music in Boston. Their graduates have a 94% employment rate in the music industry, and they have an average of 17 grammy winners a year. We have been consistently blown away by the hands-on opportunities and drive for excellence that this school offers. They are quite literally educating their students with the end result in mind!

“The textbook or the curriculum should be a guide and not the goal.“

Jenni & Jody

Also, in this episode, we talk about Jenni’s daughter’s company Harmonet. If you’re interested in knowing more, check it out.

We also reference author and leadership expert Tim Elmore. We are HUGE fans of his work. In fact, part of the definition that we use for leadership comes from him. He has said leadership is solving problems and serving people. We totally agree, and to that we add that it is also inspiring greatness in others.

As you tune in, you’ll get to hear our super cool theme music. All of the music on the C2C Podcast was written, performed and produced by Jenni’s daughter Sky. Be sure to visit her on Instagram.

Please write to us and let us know what you thought of the show. AND...head over to whatever platform you used to listen to this Podcast, and give us a rating (a great one, we hope).

Then connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. AND...come interact us with in the Facebook Group “Homeschooling From Cradle to Calling.”

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