104 episodes

Making The Leap is a weekly podcast hosted by Christine and Chris Stigall. The Stigalls recently made the leap to Christian education, pulling their daughter out of a public school and sending her to a private Christian school. The Stigalls want to empower other families to choose the school that’s best for them and break free from the status quo. They speak with society experts, educators, legislators, psychologists, and other parents to uncover the hidden truths in education and lay the groundwork for change. 
Learn more at MakingTheLeapPodcast.com. This podcast is produced by the Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation. 

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 146 Ratings

Making The Leap is a weekly podcast hosted by Christine and Chris Stigall. The Stigalls recently made the leap to Christian education, pulling their daughter out of a public school and sending her to a private Christian school. The Stigalls want to empower other families to choose the school that’s best for them and break free from the status quo. They speak with society experts, educators, legislators, psychologists, and other parents to uncover the hidden truths in education and lay the groundwork for change. 
Learn more at MakingTheLeapPodcast.com. This podcast is produced by the Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation. 

    Modern Feminism Is Punishing Our Girls

    Modern Feminism Is Punishing Our Girls

    It's not a surprise that Christian and conservative girls and young women find the outside world hostile to their point of view, particularly in higher education. Karin Lips founded the Network of Enlightened Women (enlightenedwomen.org) because she came up in college understanding traditional women felt driven underground, keeping their world view hidden from classroom discussion, clubs, and more. Read Karen's book "You're Not Alone - The Conservative Woman's Guide to College."
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    • 30 min
    School Choice BEFORE You Have Kids?

    School Choice BEFORE You Have Kids?

    The Herzog Foundation Podcast Network welcomes the newest member of the family!  Meet Emilie Lunt, host of "Heart and Soul Homeschool."  Emilie has an unrivaled passion to help parents - even before they become parents - think through what they want out of their children's educations.  If homeschooling has been on your heart, this new podcast is definitely for you!  

    In a busy career?  Wondering about spending morning, noon, and night with your kids, seven days a week?  What's that mean for your marriage?  Emilie is your biggest cheerleader as she encourages parents and their kids to start thinking "pre-Making the Leap."
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    • 35 min
    Bring It On, Satan Club!

    Bring It On, Satan Club!

    You've likely heard the stories of after school clubs like the "Satan Club" popping up in some school districts after successful court fights. Chris and Christine talk with a Christian man who says we shouldn't fret or fear this development. He's created the antidote and it's called Lifewise Academy. 
    Their mission is to expose as many kids to the Gospel during the public school day as they can. Yes, you read that right. The PUBLIC school day. It's something you can do in your own community with ease, but just be careful. You might be surprised at how quickly the success of your club grows! 
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    Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.
    To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. 
    Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.
    To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.

    • 30 min
    Differentiated Learning In Christian Schools

    Differentiated Learning In Christian Schools

    One of the issues Christine and Chris hear repeatedly as Christian school growth explodes is, "What are Christian schools doing to accommodate my child with learning, physical, or emotional challenges?" Lorraine Hewitt is the Superintendent of Dominion Ridge Academy and the creator of the Center for Cognitive Formation. Lorraine doesn't believe there's any reason Christian schools, big or small, established or brand new can't meet all families where they are in their children's differentiated learning. 
    She's so passionate about the subject, that she's created an instructional template and travels the country showing how to lead the way at a time when so many students and families of all kinds are looking for alternatives to the public school system. 
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    Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.
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    • 44 min
    MTL Turns 100! What Makes A Great Christian School?

    MTL Turns 100! What Makes A Great Christian School?

    We can't thank you enough for your support of Making the Leap! We're celebrating 100 episodes with a fresh new look and a terrific guest. Dan McCubbin not only leads his own church and Christian school - but since he was 19 years old, Dan has been a consultant to dozens of Christian schools across the country. Those just beginning and those who are struggling to stay afloat. 
    What are the common threads successful Christian schools share, and what are some of the pitfalls? When you hear Dan's passion and fire still burning to grow God's Kingdom through Christian education, we believe you'll find encouragement and an energized new focus for your family's future. Plus, for you long-time MTL listeners, some familiar faces drop by to wish us a happy 100th episode! 
    Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.
    To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. 
    Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.
    To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.

    • 44 min
    From Public School to One-Room Schoolhouse

    From Public School to One-Room Schoolhouse

    What happens when a Virginia public school teacher feels she can no longer deal with the cultural darkness swallowing her school and classroom? Meet Dennita Miskimen, founder of The Little Red Schoolhouse in rural Virginia. 
    This is a powerful story of one woman's quest to introduce elementary school kids to a life on the farm, bathed in nature. She believes deeply this is the way forward to teach kids all they need to know to be fully educated, but also be truly self-sufficient. Right down to growing and harvesting their own food! Dennita's enthusiasm for educating and her love of the Lord will inspire you. By the way, the entire interview is conducted while twenty-one of her elementary students sit in with her, enjoying their lunches. This is a fun episode!
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    Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.
    To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. 
    Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.
    To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

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Best Show for Education

If you’re wanting limitless information and total transparency about all kinds of education, this is your show! Don’t miss it!

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Good information for parents,teachers,school board members

Excellent discussions on education, Ed choice, gender ideology, and more. I enjoy learning from practitioners in the field with a Christian worldview.

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