- Mindfulness with Dr. Judy Turner
- Digital Dos and Don’ts
- SOS505 (service initiatives)
- A Look at Executive Functioning and the Student Brain
- Advisor Sessions
- Best Foot Forward (manners and social etiquette)
At the same time, academic support was provided by subject teachers and by Ms Susan Barnes, Student Success Counsellor, in our Learning Lab.
No tests were created – no projects assigned, no homework given, no marks handed out – but students were engaged. They took ownership of their FLEX journey and were captivated by their own needs, interests and passions.
At the end of the academic year, we created Monster FLEX using the FLEX model. With some oversight and guidance from their Advisors, the students built their timetable for the week leading up to exams. If they needed more time in math, they got more math. If they needed to get the blood moving, they chose an extra physical education slot. If they needed time on their own, they chose to go to Quiet Study. They even got to choose when they would have lunch.
Feedback from the students about Monster FLEX was overwhelmingly positive. Students got what they needed, at the time and in the amount that was perfect for them.
The Middle School faculty are pleased with the successes of both FLEX and Monster FLEX, and have already come up with a myriad of ways to make it even better. FLEX is a versatile, personalized program that will help our Middle School students become confident, agile, independent and collaborative – and great people.