Alex Lancia

Reflections on teaching, learning, and life



Ten Virtual Opinion Writing Lessons for Grade 2 with Seesaw Activities

Seeing as I always gather great ideas from others online, I thought it only fair to share this "virtual opinion" writing unit for grade 2 that my co-teacher Ms. Yuka and I recently completed.  The lessons are listed via image... Continue Reading →

MAPA Foundation Programme Certification

Completed 13 hours of professional development to receive the MAPA Certification.

TeachMeetKL 2018

Presented at a TeachMeetKL session at Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur (November 2018).  Link here. Editing and revising task cards for grade 2 shared by @mralexEC at #TeachMeetKL #ISKLproud — Steve Katz (@stevekatz) November 22, 2018 @mralexEC shares... Continue Reading →

Apple Innovation Summit KL 2018

Today (May 15, 2018) I spent the day at HELP International School for the Apple Innovation Summit 2018.  I finally got to try the Apple stylus and lots of neat little AR apps, including the Merge Cube. As always, the... Continue Reading →

Visible Thinking Big Ideas

Over the course of about 10 weeks this Spring 2017 I took a Visible Thinking course through the Harvard Graduate School of Education along with a cohort of three other friends and colleagues from ICS Addis. Our learning journey is... Continue Reading →

Standing on the Shoulders of @j_iglar

Who we are is complicated. We are a temporal product of all our influences, both good and bad, from our parents, to our friends, and all of those who we meet along the way. As educators it is much the... Continue Reading →

My Top 10 Reading Workshop One-Liners (and take-aways)

1) “Whoever does the most work does the most learning.” Debbie Miller.  My thoughts: make sure students do most the work! Duh. 2) "The great thing about technology is that it enables us to connect not 1-1 but 1-world."  Stephanie... Continue Reading →

My 4 slide take-away from eLearning Africa 2015

The most entertaining and educational session from eLearning Africa 2015 was Donald Clark's mind-blowing tech presentation.  Here is what I learned in 4 slides: Problem: we basically forget most of everything we are told.  Our retention rate is very low... Continue Reading →

Learn em’ how to read n’rite good

On November 6,7, 8 (2014) I had the opportunity of attending Reading and Writing Through Inquiry, a category 3 IB PYP Workshop hosted by the Western Academy of Beijing (China) and led by Carla Holmes. It was an interesting learning... Continue Reading →

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