Alex Lancia

Reflections on teaching, learning, and life

Eddo Gidole

Eddo Gidole.  Date of birth unknown, even to himself.  In Italian the adjective that best describes him is "un mito."  The closest you get in English is "the man," but that doesn't do him justice.  He was an iconic figure... Continue Reading →

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 →

Reflecting on the First Days of Virtual Learning

So ... I'm officially on Spring Break!  I chose to staycation this time around.  Well not really, more like on lockdown for the next little while (until March 31st officially) but ... the situation is fluid.  All that to say I... Continue Reading →

Online Resources for Virtual Learning

I have found the resources available online to be overwhelming so I am curating them here in small chunks for my students and parents.  Also using this post as my virtual "shelf" to collate resources.  I hope to update this... 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 →

The Headphone Design Challenge

One of my professional goals for this school year was to make design thinking a more integral part of the curriculum, but not as a stand-alone activity, rather purposefully integrated.  The whole "less is more concept," especially since there never... Continue Reading →

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