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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

How Well Do You Understand Your Child’s Report Card?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

A few years ago when we were updating our strategic plan (in much the same way we are now), we reached out to parents, staff and community members to ask about the things we needed to consider so...

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Student Voice: Are you Really Listening? (#2)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I made a commitment earlier this year to have focused meetings with students in our secondary schools as an integral part of my school visits. I do because I gain valuable insight into the...

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Where to From Here?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

At one of my recent school visits, a colleague asked me where I think the district needs to go next in terms of its goals. The question came out of a spirited discussion we were having about the...

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

My Big Three for 2020

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Welcome to 2020.  As is my custom each January, I will lay out my predictions in the world of education for the calendar year.  Each year I am torn about how deeply I should go into this.  As I...

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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

A Special Time

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I love the Christmas Season in school districts; it is both an exhausting and a joyous time. Students across the district are locked into their Christmas concerts and/or related festivities, and...

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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Schools

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As technology continues to proliferate all around us, I have wondered about the impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have on education, especially on teaching and learning. You need not look...

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Sleepless in Schools

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I came across an article recently that re-ignited a debate that has been brewing in educational circles for decades. It centred around the lack of sleep that adolescents get relative to what they...

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Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Classrooms Then and Now

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Some of you may have heard some version of the statement that "Classrooms have not changed much since they were first conceived in the 18th century." Invariably, the person making the argument...

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Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Who Am I? Do I Belong?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Danny was an incredibly quiet boy in one of my classes when I first became a teacher. While most of the students took the bus to school, his parents drove him. He was smaller in stature and tended...

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Welcome Back Students & Staff!

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

When people approach me in July or August and reference the “time off” we get in the summer, I always take a moment to explain that school districts are open year-round. Many educators and...

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