Compass with true north

Real work that meets a real need for real people

Once teachers and students are invited to see the story, a Teaching for Transformation classroom provides opportunities for learners to live the story. Formational Learning Experiences (FLEx) are opportunities for the learner to engage in “real work that meets a real need for real people”—opportunities to practice living the kingdom story.

It is nothing but a pious wish and a grossly unwarranted hope that students trained to be passive and non-creative in school will suddenly, upon graduation, actively contribute to the formation of Christian culture. — Nicholas Wolterstorff

Students from kindergarten to grade 12 are given the opportunity to respond to God’s call to be active, restorative, and creative in God’s story of redeeming love. It is through the practice of engaging in meaningful school work, school work that is kingdom work, that the learner is forming a compelling vision and desire for living within God’s story. As engagement and motivation increase, so does a student’s mastery of curricular content.

Network schools: Access the collection of exemplar FLEx stories here.