Lester Lalla

Deputy Head, St Stithians Boys’ Preparatory
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In pursuit of good design

Our classrooms are filled with activity-focused teaching and coverage-focused teaching – neither of which have the power to lead to effective learning and understanding. In this session, we will unearth some wonderful gems found in the work Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. Their backward design model offers teachers of all phases with a framework which focuses on developing and deepening understanding of important ideas. Join me in pursuit of good design!


Lester Lalla is a Grade 7 Science teacher and Deputy Head at St Stithians Boys’ Preparatory. He is responsible for the responsiveness and health of the schools curriculum and overall improvement plan. Lester enjoys road running and celebrated the completion of his first Comrades Marathon this year. He is married to Corinne with whom he has two beautiful children, Samuel and Abigail.