Alex Lancia

Reflections on teaching, learning, and life



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 →

March 14 #SOL18: Poverty

The inspiration for this post came as I was checking in on a student today who was reading a book about nutrition to get "expert words" for his informational writing piece.  The picture in the book was of your stereotypical... Continue Reading →

March 13 #SOL: Learning Together

Today got the better of me my friends so this slice is going to be short and sweet. Learning together, In the company of friends, This is how we grow.

March 11 #SOL18: Sunday Morning

Sunday morning. My favorite morning. As the steam rises out the top of my Bialetti I know the coffee is ready.  I slowly pour it into my favorite mug, grab a cookie out of the deep freeze, head down the... Continue Reading →

March 9 #SOL18: A Student’s Student Led Conference Perspective

Trepidation was in the air. The tension was palpable.  I knew this day would come.  It finally did.  My teacher tells me everything is ready and yet I can feel the weight of expectations on me.  My mom and my... Continue Reading →

March 8 #SOL18: Circular Thinking

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” John Wooden I love this quote.  It reminds me of our decrepit water heater in Canada.  Built in the 1960s but still... Continue Reading →

March 7 #SOL18: Unsung Heroes

The problem with things just working is you get used to it and assume that is the way things are and always should be.  The moment things start to go wrong the complaints and recriminations come fast and furious.  I... Continue Reading →

March 6 #SOL18: Sweet Dreams

Sweet dreams take me away. Take me away to another day. There is more to do but I cannot stay. I cannot stay if my eyes won't play. My batteries are low and I need to plug in. I need... Continue Reading →

March 5 #SOL18: A Good Day

Today was a good day.  Everything seemed to click.  My usual ride to school wasn't available but an Uber showed up promptly and I got to school at my usual time.  Good.  My students were in a great mood and... Continue Reading →

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