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Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Inquiring into our Practice at Secondary

This year, secondary schools are engaging in professional inquiry questions that help educators learn about the inquiry cycle and experience strategies that they can use in their classrooms with...

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Thursday, November 25th, 2021

An Open Letter to Ethan (and his Classmates)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

On the heels of our decision to open some of our schools last week, several high school students wrote a version of this letter below to me:

Dear Dr. Godden,

On behalf...

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Friday, November 5th, 2021

The Power of Student Involvement

Kaitlyn Yates, LSS Teacher at Dr. R. Bondar Elementary school recently experienced the power of student involvement while including her student in his IEP meeting. The student was able to share...

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Friday, November 5th, 2021

Early Literacy

It is an exciting time to be a literacy teacher. Teaching literacy is a complex job, as it encompasses many discreet parts, each being an important piece in developing a skilled reader. If you...

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Building Bridges as a Means to Connection and Communication

The ELL Department has continued to build our relationships and learn from colleagues locally and worldwide who are leading culturally sustaining pedagogy. We are continually incorporating,...

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Distinguishing the Weather from the Work

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As a way of keeping our focus on the teaching and learning in our schools, I have drawn a distinction between the “work”, our primary focus on providing for the educational needs of our students,...

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Friday, October 15th, 2021

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

This year, as part of our Secondary Operational Plan and in partnership with the Curriculum Department and Trevor Mackenzie (author of Dive into Inquiry), we are working towards implementing...

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Friday, October 15th, 2021

Outside & Online

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As we navigate the fourth wave of the pandemic, with an eye to post-pandemic teaching and learning, it has dawned on me that two of the lessons learned from the pandemic might be at odds with each...

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This will be a year to remember. I think all of us are happy to put 2020-21 in the rearview mirror. While we did a truly heroic job of navigating the pandemic last year, I think it’s fair to say...

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

The Ripple Effect

Over the last three years, our district has moved from a literacy intervention model that required identified elementary students to be bussed to another school for an entire school term to a...

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