Review – A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching – John Fioravanti

“A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching” is the first book that I’ve read by author, John Fioravanti.  I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the man be behind the story and I’m sure you’ll agree when you read more about him.An image posted by the author.

 

Book Description

This is a story about decency, family politics, family, fear, and triumph.Teaching is the canvas but the portrait is so much richer and more colourful. This book will capture and absorb you. Fear of failure is a powerful motivator and as John Fioravanti battles and defeats his demons you will find yourself cheering for him as if he were contesting a sporting event.
Teaching is not a discipline confined to schools, and the lessons in this book about planning, listening, empathizing and sympathizing have applicability to all professions and walks of life − from a police lieutenant training officers to a sales manager teaching sales representatives and everything else in between.
John Fioravanti shaped, elevated, and improved the lives thousands of young people. After you’ve read this short story, you’ll be fulfilled and uplifted.

My Review

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I enjoyed John Fioravanti’s honest and endearing “A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching” very much. The format of the book makes it easy to read sections at a time, So, I took my time, reflecting on some of his thoughts, moments of doubts, and how he dealt with difficult situations, or making important decisions – sometimes life-altering.
Here is a man who is in touch with his feelings, passionate about his chosen career and admits to accepting direction from female colleagues – a really very good package – a teacher who cares about his students and his family, and has a healthy, balanced view of himself, while constantly striving to be the best that he can be.
Everyone who reads this memoir will come away with many positive emotions. For example, I appreciate his honesty when he discusses those “demons” many of us fight most of our lives – the fear of failure for one – being at the heart of many never starting a journey.
His illustrious career in education moved him to the next successful venture – Publishing – and I have no doubt that he, along with his wife, will continue to have great success. If you need inspiration, or a good example of how to make decisions when deciding which course your life should take, I recommend reading this book. You’ll come away with a renewed  
mention that the book is flawlessly written and edited?

Biography

John Fioravanti

John Fioravanti is a retired secondary school educator who completed his thirty-five
year career in the classroom in June, 2008. His teaching career was split between two
schools: St. Benedict CSS in Cambridge, Ontario and St. David CSS in Waterloo, Ontario.
Throughout his career, John focused on developing research, analysis, and essay
writing skills in his History Classroom. This led to the publication of his first non-fiction
work for student use, Getting It Right In History Class (Data Based Directions, 2002), along with an international version of the same title. A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching (Iceberg Publishing, 2007, 2008, 2010) (Fiora Books 2014) is his second non-fiction work; it attempts to crystallize the struggles, accomplishments, and setbacks experienced in more than three decades of effort to achieve excellence in his chosen field.
John’s first work of fiction is Passion & Struggle and is set within Kenneth Tam’s
Equations universe (Iceberg Publishing). He claims that, after two non-fiction books, he’s
having the time of his life bringing new stories and characters to life!
At present, John lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with Anne, his bride of forty-one years. They have three children and three grandchildren. In December of 2013, John and Anne founded Fiora Books for the express purpose of publishing John’s books. After four decades of marriage, they decided to become business partners as well.
Other books by the author:
Passion & Struggle (The Genesis Saga Book 1)Treachery & Triumph (The Genesis Saga Book 2)
REFLECTIONS: Inspirational Quotes & InterpretationsRAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER'S SOUL Anthology
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9 thoughts on “Review – A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching – John Fioravanti

    1. Thanks for popping in and I’m glad you like my review. I hope to read some of his fiction too, but I don’t seem to really make a dent in my TBRlist there are so many fabulous books waiting to be read, and I try to read more between my series books – just to take a complete break from illustrations and research before putting the next book together. 😊

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