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Monday, May 15th, 2017

Tiny Living of Learning

Space Based Teaching

By Cale Stanage
Grade 2/3

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Monday, May 1st, 2017

The Dormick Park Podcast Show

A parent recently posted this comment on our school’s Facebook page: “When I was in school, my first computer experience was a wooden box placed over my hands so I couldn't see the keyboard, now ki

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Make Learning to Read Fun!

How do we help students learn to read? One of the ways is to make it fun!

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

#tuneytuesday at Dormick Park

From a simple song that helps Kindergarten students learn their letter sounds, to a school-wide performance sung in an assembly, music is heard in classrooms throughout Dormick Park Elementary ever

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Joy & Promise of Convocation

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As you know, it is convocation season all around our district and province. We have eight different schools that host this very special rite of passage, and this year we will have over 1200 student

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The Many Faces of Parent Engagement

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have been thinking about our parent engagement (one of our district goals), and how important it is to the work we do, particularly in the face of our revised curriculum. If you are a parent your

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Collab Time as Powerful PD

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

While I am generally reluctant to draw conclusions about Canadian educational practice from research conducted south of the border, I thought the below data from a survey of American teachers was q

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

McMillan, Embracing Neurodiversity

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I had a wonderful visit to McMillan Elementary school last week.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

A few years ago, we launched a flashy new visual identity and made massive strides in developing consistent communications for our parents and students.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Reflections of a Luddite

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

At the recent Long Term Service Banquet, the Board honoured our employees who have served in the district for 20, 25, 30, and 35 years (We occasionally recognize some who have been with us for 40 y

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