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Friday, March 15th, 2019

Disrupting Digital Dependency

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Some of you will have heard that the Ontario government plans to ban cell phones in

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Friday, March 1st, 2019

Madeline Knew Her Stuff

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. For those of us who have been in education for a long time, this is a familiar adage that has stood the test of time.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2019

My Inquiry on Inquiry Learning

After attending a Google Conference featuring Victoria teacher, Trevor MacKenzie, I was inspired to read his book, Dive into Inquiry.

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Six Myths About Calling Snow Days

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In light of the exciting week we have had, it is appropriate that my blog post this week be about snow days.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The Equity Challenge

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In my last post, I listed six predications which I felt would be significant for the coming year, and I have decided to start with the last one on the list: diversity, equity and inclus

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Friday, January 18th, 2019

Six (Sort of) Bold Predictions for 2019

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As is my usual practice, I will start this year with some predictions about trends that I think will materialize in the K-12 education sector in our province.

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Friday, December 21st, 2018

Looking Back on 2018

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As 2018 draws to a close, I think it appropriate do two things.

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Monday, December 10th, 2018

A follow-up: Are we the source…?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I learned long ago that there are no universal interventions. There are no simple cures to complex problems; complicated problems require sophisticated solutions.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Are we the source of student mental health challenges?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In the hope of provoking reflection and discourse, I have decided this week to wade into the world of youth mental health, wellness and resilience.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Powerful Conversations

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

My reflections in this post come courtesy of my most recent meeting with teachers in the Abby Family of schools, in relation to some changes I have made to my school visit routine.

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