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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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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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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Keep the Dream Alive in 2018

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This time last year I posted the three most significant things which would impact education for 2017. Student voice, s

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

On Being Thankful

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As the calendar year draws to a close on what, in many respects, has been a trying year for the city of Abbotsford, and our district in particular, it is perhaps fitting that Christmas is here as a

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences, A Door to Deeper Understanding

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Last week was a beehive of activity across the district with parent teacher conferences, in preparation for our

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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Lest We Forget

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I recently came across the letter below that was written by Captain Charles May of the British Infantry to his wife on the eve of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War: The Somme offe

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In Memoriam

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It was this time last year that life in our district seemed to stand still, as we tried to come to grips with the unthinkable tragedy that occurred at Abby Senior.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Moving from Topics to Concepts

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited Alexander Elementary recently, and was impressed to see learning targets on the board in every classroom I visited. It was obviously a collective attempt on the part of the staff to be cl

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