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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

Celebrating the Angels of Abby Middle

So often the people who help a school run smoothly are those who are behind the scenes.

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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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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Collaboration…MYP Style

It is well known among educators that collaboration is a key element to successful teaching.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

20% Time in Schools?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Some of you may have heard about the concept of ‘20% Time.’ It is a concept which has been popularized by Google, but really has been used by many successful companies around the world for years.

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

The Important First Days of School

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Let me start by welcoming everyone (students, staff and parents) to what promises to be another exciting and action-packed year in our schools.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Shout Out to Our Transportation Department

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

We are often reminded that it takes an entire village, all of us, to raise a child. We sometimes don’t know all the villagers in our community and the important work they do. We have over 3,000 stu

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Monday, June 4th, 2018

Keeping the Public Confidence

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It should not be lost on any of us about the important role our education system plays in our society.

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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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