Strength Based Focus

MTMS is a strengths based school. 

A core basic of MTMS Practice Standards is:

Optimized Time for Student Learning

Optimized Time for Student Learning which includes expanded time - school day and year.

Student Engagements in goal setting.  This involves assessing student engagement and strengths and building a proactive culture around it.

Student and Adult Strengths

  • All staff are assessed on Gallup Strengths Finder and all students on Strengths Explorer.
  • All parents are assessed on Strengths Explorer.
  • MTMS provides an extensively enriched program where students could test their developing talents in a safe and nurturing environment.

Strengths Based Leadership

  • MTMS staff and students are aware of their strengths and this information is used in their evaluation, e.g. student report cards, staff supervision documents.
  • Students report three times a year on how they are using their developing strengths.
  • Teachers focus on individual student talent and celebrate use.
  • School administration provide staff with current research and strategies on how to proactively apply strengths.

Student and Adult Strengths

  • Staff members will apply their strengths and use a variety of strategies to model strength use individually and as a team as lead by administration.
  • Grade 6 students will have Strengths Explorer administered and interpreted by the Graduate Support Director.
  • Grade 6 teacher will record in the report card developing student strengths.  Grade 7 teacher will be aware of Grade 7 developing strengths and find opportunities to expand student talents as well as record in the report card.
  • Graduate Support Director will facilitate parents of Grade 6 students personal assessment on Strengths Explorer and connections to work and positive family follow up.
  • Staff is expected to read and apply Teaching with your Strengths.
  • Administration will lead in the implementation of Gallup Living your Strengths (Catholic Version).