Teaching for Transformation at SCS

Teaching for Transformation is how we make sure that all learning in our school incorporates our faith. Simply put- this is how we put the “Christian” in Sheboygan Christian School

What is Teaching for Transformation?

Teaching for Transformation (TfT) is not a curriculum. It’s not a set of books that we buy. It’s a framework that we place over all curricular and extra-curricular learning to ensure that our teachers and coaches are being distinctively Christian in what they do. One frequent criticism of Christian education is that “It’s no different from my local public school.” Teaching for Transformation ensures that that’s not true.

So if it’s a “Framework” what does that mean?

Vocabulary

Tft: “Teaching for Transformation”

Roles: Throughlines?

Flex: Faith Learning EXperience

Deep Hope:

God’s Big Story

Show Your Work

Like good math students solving an algebra problem, we show our work! You’ll see the through-lines on display throughout our campus hallway displays.

Teaching for Transformation is how we ensure that we are being intentionally Christian in everything that we do.

Through Lines

Calling Responders

I can…

Respond to God’s call for my life.

Description

SCS Calling Responders will recognize that God has created each individual with a purpose in order to bring restoration to God’s world. We will discover our passions which lead us toward our callings. 

Verse

Isaiah 6:8 “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom should I send? And who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.””

Further Reference

Jeremiah 29:11; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 4:1-3

God Worshipers

I can…

Worship God in all areas of my life.

Description

SCS God Worshipers will recognize that worshiping God is honoring and trusting who God is, what He has done, and what He will do. We will experience all of life as an offering of worship as we live out our journey.

Verse

1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Further Reference

Psalm 34:1-4

Idolatry Discerners

I can…

Discern idols in my own life and in our culture.

Description

SCS Idolatry Discerners will learn to distinguish idols as anything that takes priority over God in our lives and culture. We will use Scripture to confront the temptation to honor idols above God.

Verse

Matthew 22:37-38 “Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.This is the first and greatest commandment.” ”

Further Reference

Matthew 6:33; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:16-20; 1 John 4; Exodus 20:3

Creation Keepers

I can…

Respect and care for God’s creation.

Description

SCS Creation Keepers will nurture and respect all of God’s creation that He has entrusted to us.

Verse

Psalm 115:16 “The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth He has given to mankind.”

Further Reference

Genesis 1:28; Psalm 24:1-2

Beauty Creators

I can…

Use my creativity to glorify God.

Description

SCS Beauty Creators will be invited to design, invent, build, create, dramatize and restore beauty in order to continue to

 enhance God’s Kingdom here on earth. We will seek to be the hands and feet that create beauty from brokenness.

Verse

Colossians 1:16 “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

Further Reference

Ecclesiastes 3:3b; Isaiah 64:8; Exodus 31:3-5

Justice Advocators

I can…

Recognize and biblically respond to injustice.

Description

SCS Justice Advocators will learn to use our God-given gifts and talents to stand up for truth and to defend those who cannot defend themselves. 

Verse

Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

Further Reference

Micah 6:8; Matthew 25:40; Proverbs 31:8-9

Creation Enjoyers

I can…

Discover and enjoy God’s creation.

Description

SCS Creation Enjoyers will revel in the complexity and beauty of creation, seek to understand it better, and enjoy it with the Creator.

Verse

Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

Further Reference

Pslam 8; Psalm 24:1

Servant Workers

I can…

Humbly serve others.

Description

SCS Servant Workers will follow Christ’s example by humbly and willingly serving others for God’s glory.

Verse

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Further Reference

Matthew 20:28; Matthew 23:11; Philippians 2: 5-8; 1 Corinthians 10:31

Community Builders

I can…

Build community.

Description

SCS Community Builders will be welcomed to build an encouraging and empathizing community. We will make God-honoring communities through joyful cooperation and collaboration.

Verse

1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”

Further Reference

Psalm 133:1; Romans 12:15

Image Reflectors

I can…

Reflect God’s image.

Description

SCS Image Reflectors will display God’s power and glory, and recognize His image in all whom we encounter. As we grow in the fruit of the Spirit we will reflect the image of God more clearly.

Verse

Colossians 3:10 “…put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”

Further Reference

Genesis 1:27-28

Order Discoverers

I can…

Discover order in God’s creation.

Description

SCS Order Discoverers will recognize that the whole of God’s creation demonstrates His design. We will strive to discern order in numbers and words, design and culture, nature and scripture.

Verse

Psalm 19:1-4 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

Further Reference

Scripture Appliers

I can…

Apply God’s Word in all areas of life.

Description

SCS Scripture Appliers will learn and believe that God’s infallible word speaks to all aspects of life.

Verse

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

Further Reference

Acts 17:11, 2 Timothy 2:15, Colossians 3:16, James 1:22

Neighborhood Lovers

I can…

Demonstrate love for my neighbors.

Description

SCS Neighborhood Lovers will share Christ’s love by actively getting involved in our school’s neighborhood.

Verse

John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Further Reference

Galatians 5:14; 1 John 3:18; Philippians 2:3

Truth Promoters

I can…

Spread God’s truth.

Description

SCS Truth Promoters will boldly promote God’s truth by living it out in word and deed, and encouraging others to do the same.

Verse

Acts 4:29 “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.”

Further Reference

Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 4:25, Ephesians 6:19, 2 Timothy 3:16, Acts 20:20