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Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Improving Early Literacy Learning

In our school district's four-year strategic plan, we have targeted improved early learning as a means of impacting student success. At Mathxwí Elementary, all primary classrooms have committed...

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Black History Month & Resistance

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

“Now let us begin. Now let us re-dedicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Early Literacy

Noticing a shift in literacy instruction across the district? Wonder what is going on in the classroom down the hall?  

You may have noticed that literacy instruction is an extremely hot...

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Three Wishes for 2023

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It has been my practice for the last few Januarys to make predictions about possible changes in the K-12 sector. This practice goes back as far as 2015 when I highlighted the top ten issues facing...

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

Champions for Children: Clearbrook’s Path to Strengthening Personal and Cultural Identity

We walk into our schools each day and meet with faces, a multitude of beautiful faces behind which there are stories, personalities, interests, skills, hopes and values. And each day, we are lucky...

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

Pausing for Gratitude

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Many of you will know that I am a big football fan, (and an especially big Raider fan). The inspiration for my post this week does not come from Raider Nation, but from the Seattle Seahawks...

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Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Early Learning in our Community

The Abbotsford School District's Early Years learning team has been working to ensure that as many children and families have access to early learning support throughout our community. The...

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Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Celebrating Student Leadership

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I had the pleasure this week of meeting with around fifty of Yale Secondary’s Leadership 12 students. They are an amazing and diverse group of go-getters who help to make their school and...

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

In Remembrance

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Many of you will know that I am a student of the World Wars, and that over the years I have written about the profound respect I have for our veterans who have put their lives on the line for the...

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Friday, October 14th, 2022

Going Home

Harlem arrived at my school in September 2021 with a G4 file as thick as my fist. It stated that he had been in foster care for 11 years, rarely attended school, and could become violent if he...

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