Black History Month In Canada… Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand a highly accomplished poet, writer, and social activist made Canada her home after migrating from Trinidad.

Dionne Brand – Poet, Writer, Educator, and Activist

Dionne Brand, poet, writer, filmmaker, educator and activist (born 7 January 1953 in Guayaguayare, Trinidad). Winner of the Governor General’s Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize, and former poet laureate of Toronto, Dionne Brand is considered one of Canada’s most accomplished poetic voices.
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Review – A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching – John Fioravanti

I’m humbled by this review by the talented author of books for children, Maretha Botha. Thank you, Maretha!

Maretha Botha Titbits

“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…

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