Archived—Stephen Lane

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Year: 2008 – Province: British Columbia

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: Shawnigan Lake School
Postal Bag 2000
1975 Renfrew Road
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W1

Principal: David Robertson
School Telephone: 250-743-5516
School Fax: 250-743-6200
School Website: www.sls.bc.ca
Subjects and Grades Taught: Physics in Grades 11 and 12 and Advance Placement (AP) physics

Teaching Approach:

  • Adapt teaching to each student and build his or her confidence and understanding through articulated, creative, rigorous and relevant instruction.
  • Incorporate a wide variety of materials and equipment, from the commonly available (e.g. tennis and squash balls, Popsicle sticks, eggs, microwave ovens) to the state of the art (e.g. electron beam tubes, light-interference equipment and standing wave apparatus, computer probes for data gathering and analysis).

Outstanding Achievements:

  • Exceptionally high student achievement as measured by high enrolment in AP-level courses, strong performance in AP exams, SATs and provincial exams. Students enter Mr. Lane's class and their performance rises and it remains high years after they move on; students go on to get first class marks in challenging physics programs at university.
  • Makes innovative use of media software and hardware to produce professional-calibre audio-visual presentations to demonstrate concepts in physics.

Rave Reviews:

"In creating these shows, he models what he asks of his students: working long and hard until the job is done, and producing the highest quality work of which he is capable." Colleague

"As a colleague, I am very aware of the enormous impact Stephen has on his students. After school, his room is frequently filled with students asking him for extra support or checking their understanding [of a concept] with him and each other." Colleague