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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Building Equitable & Inclusive Classrooms with Core Words

Equitable and inclusive classrooms are cultivated by collaboration. This is especially true when supporting non-speaking students who use alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). Pairing...

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

My Top Three for 2022

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Over the last few years, it has been my practice to post a ...

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Connecting with the CALM curriculum

As their teacher reached into the bag to pull out the monkey puppet, a chorus of excited children declared “Melvin!” One friend leaned over to me, and with wide eyes asked: “Do you know Melvin...

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021

School is Where the Heart Is

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

When I was recently asked to share with some of my colleagues how our school district was handling the challenges related to the recent rainstorms and flooding, I could not help but reflect on the...

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Thursday, November 25th, 2021

An Open Letter to Ethan (and his Classmates)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

On the heels of our decision to open some of our schools last week, several high school students wrote a version of this letter below to me:

Dear Dr. Godden,

On behalf...

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Building Bridges as a Means to Connection and Communication

The ELL Department has continued to build our relationships and learn from colleagues locally and worldwide who are leading culturally sustaining pedagogy. We are continually incorporating,...

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Distinguishing the Weather from the Work

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As a way of keeping our focus on the teaching and learning in our schools, I have drawn a distinction between the “work”, our primary focus on providing for the educational needs of our students,...

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Friday, October 15th, 2021

Competency Based IEPs

What if… someone sat down with you and asked about your likes and interests? What your strengths are? What communities you belong to? What areas you would like to develop further? What if, instead...

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Friday, October 15th, 2021

Outside & Online

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As we navigate the fourth wave of the pandemic, with an eye to post-pandemic teaching and learning, it has dawned on me that two of the lessons learned from the pandemic might be at odds with each...

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This will be a year to remember. I think all of us are happy to put 2020-21 in the rearview mirror. While we did a truly heroic job of navigating the pandemic last year, I think it’s fair to say...

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