||We, the Catholic School Community at Father Michael
Troy will work together as a family to foster positive
relationships. We will strive for excellence in our pursuit of
individual, school and district goals. Through our faith, we will
strengthen our core values: Loyalty, Fairness, Honesty, Dignity and
Respect, Personal and Communal Growth and become lifelong
Serving the community of The Meadows in South East Edmonton.
Flex Time Thursday
Promoting Responsibility, Self-Reliance and Self-Motivation
The flex time initiative has been extremely successful and has proven to
be time well spent by students and staff. Students have been very productive
and creative using their time to seek one on one support, complete homework,
work on group projects, and prepare for exams. We initially introduced core
course work only in September 2013, but due to a high level of student
interest, we have introduced seminar sessions in each core subject area as well
as programming in French, Music, CTS and Physical Education.
Father Michael Troy introduced an exciting learning initiative in September
called Flex Time. Flex time is a designated block of time during the school day
that is student directed but teacher supervised, where students can extend
their learning, pursue individual interests, collaborate with peers, or where
necessary, seek remediation and learning supports.
We are excited to inform you that we are the only school in the world that is
engaged in flex time planning and research, but we are eager to share the
incredible results that we are experiencing with student engagement and
productivity at FMT. To date, we have had over 100 visitors to FMT looking
to emulate our work locally as well as visitors from Norway and Australia, and
we have been invited to speak at the upcoming AISI conference in Edmonton in
February, and the American Educational Research Association Conference in San
Francisco in April.
We are excited to see new initiatives develop from our work, and encourage your
insight on future directions at FMT, to further develop students who are
increasingly self-directed and successful, who develop a greater ownership for
their learning, and who become more self-reliant, intrinsically motivated and
more personally responsible.
Please call Mr. Bouma at 780.471.1962 to share your thoughts
and insights on the Flex time initiative.