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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Thank Goodness Summer School is Not What it Used to Be (re-post from June, 2013)

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

What comes to mind when you think of summer school?  For most of us who grew up in another generation, summer school was the punishment we got for not taking care of business during the school year

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Letter Grades No Longer Make the Grade-Part 2 (re-post from June, 2013)

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In my last post I presented the idea that letters grades no longer (and never have) cut i

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Monday, May 27th, 2013

Letter Grades No Longer Make the Grade Part 1 (re-post from May, 2013)

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As part of a creative writing class I took as an undergraduate, I wrote an essay entitled The Inadequate Letter Grade.

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Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Abbotsford Students Finding Their Element (re-post from April, 2013)

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

What was your passion when you were in school? Was someone there to feed it and help you along the way? What impact did this have on you? How did it change your life?

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Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Our Obligation to Responding to Meaningful Differences

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Districts around the province have now submitted their calendars to the Ministry for approval.  While I do not have formal confirmation, I assume that most of the districts have maintained some for

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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

What’s Wrong With Starting School in August?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With the looming March 31 deadline to submit 2013/14 calendars to the Ministry of Education, many Boards of Education around the province are grappling with different ways to take advantage of the

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Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Professional Collaboration: Our Most Critical Innovation (Part 3)

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.

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Monday, January 7th, 2013

Professional Collaboration: Our Most Critical Innovation (Pt. 2)

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." – Phil Jackson

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Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Professional Collaboration: Our Most Critical Innovation (Part 1)

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." - Henry Ford

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Winning formulas for public engagement

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

On the cusp of some of the most significant changes in education in decades, how do BC school districts win public support for our personalized learning agenda

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