It’s Okay… Share Your Happy!

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~ Buddha   This well-known quote resonates with me in a powerful way, so I decided to explore the importance of applying it in our day-to-day living. It is […]

Hey! Think For Yourself!

“People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.”   ~ […]

road sign says detour below a winding snakey arrow.

Detours Often Unplanned

  “Are Your Students Better Off?” While browsing a LinkedIn group for educators, the National Education Association, I came upon a provocative discussion that began with the question I just quoted above. Herm Allen posted the discussion question to challenge teachers to reflect on the benefits students may have gained in their classrooms this year. […]

Fioravanti standing at front of classroom smiling.

Newly Released 2014 Edition of “Journey”

Waterloo, ON: May 12, 2014 Fiora Books announced today the long-awaited release of the 2014 edition of  A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching by award-winning author, John Fioravanti. Published by Waterloo-based Fiora Books, Journey is Fioravanti’s second non-fiction book pertaining to education. It provides an inside view as to what it’s like to […]