Teaching for Transformation

Teaching for Transformation (TfT) is a framework for Christian education used to help activate the SWCHS vision in the classrooms supported by the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education (CACE). Through its core practices, students are empowered to see the story of God’s kingdom and invited to live the story. Classroom activities and instruction are aimed at helping students to see the deeper connections between the content and God’s story. Multiple days of professional development are set aside each year for deepening TfT practices.

Core Practices

  • Each teacher crafts a Deep Hope & Storyline to hook students & help them see the deeper connections
  • Teachers align their curriculum toward the SWCHS Throughlines
  • Teachers design Formational Learning Experiences (FLEx) to invite our students into action

Teaching For Transformation at Southwest Christian

Southwest Christian implemented the Teaching for Transformation (TfT) learning design framework in 2018. There’s no doubt that TfT has taken root and is deeply shaping the way teachers incorporate faith and learning into the community. Teachers at Southwest Christian care deeply about connecting learning to our Christian faith. Our students recognize that this is just how we do school at SWCHS.

In a 2022 survey, 73.6% of students stated that teachers connect learning to the Christian faith on a regular basis and they are seeing how they can play their part in God’s story.  Not only that, students overwhelmingly report that they are seeing connections between that and their desire for a kingdom life.