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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

An Education for Life

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In light of recent announcements about our provincial Graduation Program, it is perhaps fitting that I share some thoughts about the changes on the horizon for students (Besides, it is another item

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Academic Vocabulary Tip #1: Knowing your Language

The ELL department has received a consistent request for support in increasing and integrating academic language in the classroom.

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Why Abbotsford?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have decided to go back to my Top 10 list in education for 2018, and this time share my thoughts on an issue th

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Calm, Alert and Learning

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

My visit to Terry Fox Elementary last week, confirmed my general impression about how far we have come in this district with social-emotional learning.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Design Thinking in the Classroom

As John Spencer spoke about in his Shared Learning keynote, design thinking is a framework for creative problem solving from a place of empathy, understanding or wonder.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Our Role in Dealing with Poverty

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have decided to go back to my Top 10 list for 2018, and share a little about child poverty and homelessness.

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Friday, March 16th, 2018

Curators of Learning

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Students, Teachers & Principals as Curators of Learning

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Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Supporting English Language Learners

More and more, mainstream teachers are engaging in supporting the needs of English Language Learners (ELL) in their buildings.

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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

When Kids Love School

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It’s Valentines week, and I think it fitting to post something about love and learning. This time last year, we were in the middle of a deep freeze and it was only appropriate for all of me to exte

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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

The Importance of Best Friends

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

If my friend Phil knew that I was making a blog post about him, he would be mortified. But after I explained why I was doing this, I think he would understand and would be okay with it.

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