Alex Lancia

Reflections on teaching, learning, and life



9 Tips for International School Teachers Who Are Recruiting

A rollercoaster. This is the term I would use to define my first year officially “on the market” as an international educator. There were many ups and downs during the process, and fortunately for our family it ended very well.... Continue Reading →

Kissing Dad

Victoria Beckham recently got a lot of flak for kissing her daughter and this got me thinking about my relationship with my son.  He is now nearly 10 years old and we still hug, hold hands, and kiss daily -... Continue Reading →

POBox 3368 … Since 1963

There it is folks: POBox 3368, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  My POBox.  Sort of.  Stoically square and unchanged for the past 50 years, with a single key as the keeper of secrets and memories.  It hasn't always been my POBox of... Continue Reading →

Obituary: Ruggero Lancia (1933-2015)

One of my father’s favorite sayings was “guarda Avanti” – look forward. But today, it is only fitting to pause, and look back at Ruggero Lancia’s life. He had a grandiose life, filled with joy, drama, success, failure, and most... Continue Reading →

Research says … (a cautionary tale)

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, research says ... the earth is the center of the universe. Oh, and by the way the earth is flat too! It took about a thousand years for Copernicus to “disprove”... Continue Reading →

The Perils of Being Canadian … Or Not

What exactly does it mean to be Canadian?  The BBC has some interesting thoughts.  If I had to choose one word and one word only to define a Canadian, my choice would be ... wait for it ... nice. A... Continue Reading →

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