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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Joy & Promise of Convocation

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As you know, it is convocation season all around our district and province. We have eight different schools that host this very special rite of passage, and this year we will have over 1200...

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The Many Faces of Parent Engagement

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have been thinking about our parent engagement (one of our district goals), and how important it is to the work we do, particularly in the face of our revised curriculum. If you are a parent...

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Collab Time as Powerful PD

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

While I am generally reluctant to draw conclusions about Canadian educational practice from research conducted south of the border, I thought the below data from a survey of American teachers was...

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

McMillan, Embracing Neurodiversity

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I had a wonderful visit to McMillan Elementary school last week. I could write about a number of things I observed in the school, but have decided to focus on the staff’s commitment to creating an...

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

By Kayla Stuckart, Manager of Communications

A few years ago, we launched a flashy new visual identity and made massive strides in developing consistent communications for our parents and students. When you benchmark our district among many...

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Reflections of a Luddite

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

At the recent Long Term Service Banquet, the Board honoured our employees who have served in the district for 20, 25, 30, and 35 years (We occasionally recognize some who have been with us for 40...

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Embracing our Diversity

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This past week has been a poignant reminder of the amazing diversity we celebrate in our District and community. I had the pleasure of visiting Terry Fox Elementary school and toured their...

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

5 Assessment Lessons I Learned from My Students

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With the Shared Learning Conference this Friday, highlighted by assessment thought leader...

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

A Snowy Valentines Wish

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This week I was at a bit of a loss about the subject of my post. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to write something in honour of the sentiments of February 14th. Initially,...

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

2016 Had Promise, Too

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Amidst the many ‘year in review’ shows aired in December, you may have heard that 2016 will go in the annals as a year to forget. The loss of figures like Mohammed Ali, David Bowie, Glen Frey,...

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