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Alex Lancia

Reflections on teaching, learning, and life

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My Nesquick Bowl

Sometimes it's the little things you appreciate most.  Those you take for granted.  Like my Nesquick bowl.  The story goes something like this ... Once upon a time before my son was born (so that makes it at least 14... Continue Reading →

Looking Out My Window #sol20

As I sit here today amidst what seems like a world gone mad in virus lockdown mode I am transported back to memories of my childhood.  For years I have meant to write some of these thoughts down on paper... Continue Reading →

Time for a Change

So today was the "official" first day of online/virtual/continuous learning.  It was a good day.  Reflecting on the day though I had a thought (maybe two).  The first is how much we are creatures of habit and need that structure... Continue Reading →

Corona Memoirs: T-1

What a day.  Still nowhere near over.  Spent over an hour to record a 5 minute clip on Screencastify to "welcome" my students into their "virtual learning classroom" tomorrow morning.  Yep, it's real.  Starting March 18th all schools in Malaysia... Continue Reading →

Corona Memoirs: The Beginning

One of my mom's favourite sayings is "this too shall pass."  And of that there is no doubt.  The question is what will the new normal look like once we are on the other side?  Another favourite family quote is "most... Continue Reading →

Coffee, Water & Sunrise

At a recent after-school meeting a colleague asked the group ... What makes you happy? Such a simple yet profound question.  My simple answer was watching the sunrise over a body of water with a hot cup of coffee.  But... Continue Reading →

Broken Bones & A Mended Heart

DRING … DRING DRING … DRING DRING … I fumble for the phone in my pocket then peek at the screen and notice it is my wife calling.  That’s usually not a good sign. “Hello?” I say. “J was playing... Continue Reading →

A Brand New Day One

Another school year, another chance for a fresh start.  Today was Day 1.  But a different Day 1.  A unique Day 1.  This time with 16 eager new faces in a brand new campus with all three school divisions under... 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 →

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