Welcome to another school year of playing your part in God's Story.
Welcome to another school year of playing your part in God's Story.

TfT Bulletin #1  |   September 13, 2023

Welcome to another school year of playing your part in God’s Story.
As we all settle into the familiar rhythm of a school year, I wanted to share the closing lines from Sarah Bessey’s “Back-to-School Benediction."
So, go forth with the grace of a learner's heart. May you approach each day with a spirit of wonder, ready to engage, explore, and evolve.
And as you venture into this new season of learning, may you always remember you are enough and you are so very, very loved.
It is my prayer that all of us personally experience the wonder, joy, and delight of God’s world as we faithfully respond to God’s call in our lives as educators.

Welcome to our new TfT schools

We are thankful that the following schools have joined our Teaching for Transformation network. Welcome—we are glad you’re here!  We look forward to learning with you and from you as we journey together in our Deep Hopes. 
Annunciation Catholic School – Denver, CO
Bradenton Christian School – Bradenton, FL
Crown Point Christian School – St John, IN
Foothill Christian School – Glendora, CA
Hope Academy GSO – Greensboro, NC
Lansing Christian School – Lansing, IL
Mankato Christian Academy – Mankato, MN
Muscatine Christian Academy – Muscatine, IA
New Life Academy – Woodbury, MN
Park Christian School – Moorhead, MN
Southwest Chicago Christian Schools – Chicago, IL
The City School – Philadelphia, PA
Wellspring Catholic Academy of St. Bernadette – Denver, CO
Instructional Coaching Intensive - Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2023
We grow increasingly excited for our annual TfT Instructional Coaching Intensive, this year at Rehoboth Christian School (RCS). Throughout the Pre-Intensive Day (experiencing a FLEx centered within the RCS community), the evening social activities, and/or the Red Rock Hot Air Balloon Rally, we will immerse ourselves in the beautiful setting of RCS.
Once again, we will offer three levels of instructional coaching instruction. Group rates are available for schools sending a team, and we have accommodation options available, including extremely affordable options on the RCS campus.
For travel planning purposes, the preconference and conference days begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. We encourage you to stay overnight on Friday so you can witness the Mass Ascension of Balloons on Saturday morning.
All details are on our website.
TfT collaboration opportunity for science teachers: Iron sharpens iron
To continue collaboration started in the TfT Science masterclass, science teachers are invited to gather for three online Zoom sessions to sharpen TfT core practices, share FLEx ideas, and develop rhythms in the science classrooms. Join other science teachers committed to inviting, nurturing, and empowering students to play their role in God’s story.
Zoom Dates: Wednesday 10/4, 11/1, and 12/6
Time: 3:30-4:30 Central
All levels of experience are welcome, and there is no cost to participation.
Please RSVP to Stacey Hicklin from Delaware County Christian School for details. 
Updating the TfT Bulletin email recipient list
Administrators: If you have not submitted the names and emails of your new staff members, they will not receive this Bulletin in their inbox (GASP!). 
Please send these names and emails to Ed Starkenburg. Or, simply send your entire staff list–new and returning; we will make the necessary changes to our email list. Thank you!
The TfT Tips Trio 
I am excited to share that Amanda Albright, TfT’s Director of Learning, will continue the TfT Tips Trio.
As the school year launches and you begin to unveil TfT practices in your classroom, check out these tips on how to connect TfT practices with students’ lives at home.