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Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Assessments That Matter

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

One of the questions that I have been pondering since our graduation program came to fruition is what assessments should look like in a competency-based system.

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Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Deep Learning for Teachers and Principals?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I want to follow up on my last blog about deep learning, because I hope to draw a parallel between what our schools

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Deep Learning! What?!

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Educators kill me sometimes. We (me included) have a way of making things more complicated than they sometimes need to be.

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Strengthening Student Voice

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

You will not be surprised to know that with the redesigned curriculum, many districts have found interesting ways to enhance student voice.

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Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Celebrating Karli DeHaan & Michelle Tanguay

Sandy Hill Elementary school’s community is very lucky to have both Karli DeHaan and Michelle Tanguay serving in the school office.

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Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Are Our Students Prepared?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Most of you will know that the Ministry of Education annually surveys students about their experiences in school.

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Friday, March 15th, 2019

Striving for Success

Reading comprehension is a foundational skill that transcends age, grade, and subject. It is often said that every teacher, no matter what they teach, is a teacher of reading. At Sandy Hill Element

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Friday, March 15th, 2019

Disrupting Digital Dependency

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Some of you will have heard that the Ontario government plans to ban cell phones in

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

The Challenge of Defiance and Tantrums

by Marie VanDalfsen - Principal, Sandy Hill Elementary

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Friday, March 1st, 2019

Madeline Knew Her Stuff

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. For those of us who have been in education for a long time, this is a familiar adage that has stood the test of time.

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