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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

What does it Mean to Go Gradeless

By Linda Pollastretti

“Imagine a class where students value their growth in learning and not the grade attached to their work.”  I realized my values did not align with my teaching practice, so I made the transformation

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Hansen Students Tackle UFV Courses

By Linda Pollastretti

Grade 12 students from the School of Business and School of Science as part of their diploma are 1/2 way through their English 104 and Stats 106 course with the University of the Fraser Valley.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Learning in a Pandemic Part 2

By Linda Pollastretti

In our second look at what learning looks like in the midst of a stay at home pandemic directive - we check out Mr. Munro's Biology class. 

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Student Voice: Are You Really Listening? (#3: WJ Mouat)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

The last three weeks have been the most surreal in my career.  I would have never dreamed that the place we call school could be so dramatically disrupted in such a short period of time.  But COVID

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

How Well Do You Understand Your Child’s Report Card?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

A few years ago when we were updating our strategic plan (in much the same way we are now), we reached out to parents, staff and community members to ask about the things we needed to consider so a

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

A Week in the Life of a Principal - What do you do?

By Linda Pollastretti

Last week I was asked by a student “so what DO you do?”   A frequent question from staff, parents and especially students.  I responded with lead the staff, work on programs, ensure the safe and or

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Student Voice: Are you Really Listening? (#2)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I made a commitment earlier this year to have focused meetings with students in our secondary schools as an integral part of my school visits. I do because I gain valuable insight into the perspect

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

Student Voice in the Classroom

By Linda Pollastretti

At Rick Hansen, we have embraced the redesigned curriculum with a move to inquiry/ PBL model of instruction.  Woven within this pedagogy is the movement from a teacher centered classroom to a learn

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Where to From Here?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

At one of my recent school visits, a colleague asked me where I think the district needs to go next in terms of its goals. The question came out of a spirited discussion we were having about the in

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Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Celebrating Student Learning

By Linda Pollastretti

At Rick Hansen Secondary we are proud to showcase the rich and vibrant learning of our students throughout the year.  As a school we have moved through the implementation of a redesigned educationa

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