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Monday, February 24th, 2014

Guest Blog: Whatever Happened to Play in Schools?

Stuart Shanker visited Abbotsford at our Shared Learning Conference last week, and told us that by far, the most significant thing we can do to help children with

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

Guest Blog: Yale Tackles the Grade 9 Question

If you have ever taught or parented adolescents, you would know that the most challenging, perplexing (and even feared) students are those in grade 9. They are a bit of a conundrum.

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Guest Blog: Communities of Caring

As we deepen our collective understanding of self regulation as an essential component of pe

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Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Guest blog: Reach for the Stars

Contrary to what some educational critics may say, K-12 education has changed in significant ways in the last decade. Three changes that immediately come to mind are our capacity to use systemi

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Monday, January 27th, 2014

Guest Blog: This We Believe

This post from Dexter Horton, Principal of Clayburn Middle School, describes what Abbotsford’s Middle Schools are doin

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Monday, January 20th, 2014

Guest blog: Making the Connection at Godson

I have always been fascinated about how we as parents and educators sometimes treat academic learning problems so differently from social learning problems.

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Monday, January 13th, 2014

Guest blog: Gemeinshaft

The first blog in the “Fifty Weeks of Innovation” series comes from Cameron Friesen, principal of South Poplar Traditional Elementary School, which enrolls over 250 students, K

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Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Fifty Weeks of Innovation

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Happy New Year! I recently read a very interesting blog post which spoke to the content of the next 50 blog posts you will see on this site.

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Monday, December 16th, 2013

The Best Gift a Teacher Could Have

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

When I was in high school, I was convinced that I was going to be a lawyer.

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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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