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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The Positive Power of Internet at Work

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I recently read an interesting set of statistics about the proliferation of the internet and its impact on global connectivity.

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Internet Safety and Being a Parent First

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

One of the more interesting moments we have as educators is self-identifying when we are among parents.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

The Early Learning Imperative

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

The leaders of Abbotsford School District had the pleasure of welcoming former Minister of Education George Abbott to speak at our leadership conference this past summer.

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Welcome Back

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In my June blog post, I proudly shared that summer school is not wha

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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 it a

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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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