Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Iain Lancaster
15 followers -
I'm a secondary school vice-principal musing about where we are and where we should be heading as a public education system. All feedback is welcome.
I'm a secondary school vice-principal musing about where we are and where we should be heading as a public education system. All feedback is welcome.

15 followers
About
Iain's posts

Post has attachment
Interdisciplinary Project Time
Being an MYP School, Hugh Boyd is required to do some "interdisciplinary" work.  That is, there is a requirement from the IB organization that at least some of our students' curricular work is in fact cross curricular.  So, we decided that this last week be...

Post has attachment
Inclusiveness, a Profound 30 Year Shift
Wandering around the school at lunch I always ponder what’s
going on around me and how things have changed and continue to improve in the
world of education.   Today my thoughts
wandered to “What would have happened to ____ in the school system in which I...

Post has attachment
"Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing." - Oscar Wilde
As I sit here watching teachers picket during Richmond's day of rotating strikes a number of complementary and conflicting notions regarding the state of our education system keep running through my mind.  Underlying all these ideas is the simple question "...

Post has attachment
Change…From the Ground Up
The changes coming to BCs Education system are profound and, in my opinion, well founded in educational and brain based research.  Moving to a system with goals based more in thinking abilities rather than knowledge will prepare students far better for a ra...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Our PISA Results. Good? Bad? Does it really matter?
The latest PISA results are out and the ratings on Canada's performance range from  “This is on the scale of a national emergency,”    bad to "We didn't improve at all, but we didn't slide much" bad.  In others the reaction seemed confused, for instance  as...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Acceptable behaviour...how does your school achieve it?
Though details regarding what constitutes acceptable behaviour change from school to school, the big picture is pretty much the same wherever one goes.  Integrity, honesty, respect and any number of other "mom and apple pie" type traits would be the expecta...

Post has attachment
Let Kids Make Decisions...and Mistakes
As both an educator and a parent I need to constantly remind myself to let kids, both my own and the students with whom I work, make as many decisions as feasibly possible WITHOUT my intervention.  This becomes most difficult when poor decisions are made an...

Post has attachment
My latest writing for TeachThought
Wait while more posts are being loaded