Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning book coverThe book, The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning: Practical Ideas and Resources for Beginning Teachers, is meant to be the beginning of sharing and learning with each other, which includes practical tips on:

  • Setting up your own classroom
  • Classroom management
  • Building inclusion
  • Working with parents
  • Occasional teaching
  • Meeting diverse learning needs

This site allows us to continue our learning journey and interact directly with educators like you who are living the heart and art of teaching and learning with students.

Preview the Book

Preview the book or download it as a PDF file (5.2 mb). Note that you can download and print the book for your personal use, but there are restrictions on commercial use and use in courses or workshops.  Please see the Terms of Use page for more information.

Also note that the image quality in the preview and in the PDF has been downgraded to facilitate quick downloading.  If you want a high quality print of the book – why not order a copy?  We think it’s a bargain at only $20 plus HST and shipping.

Book Club Guide

Here is an ETFO Book Club Facilitator Guide (PDF – 700 kb) that you can use with a group of teachers who want to delve deeper into the questions from the book:

  • Who am I as an educator?
  • What do I truly believe is important about teaching and learning?
  • How will I live these beliefs in my classroom?

For more information on ETFO Book Clubs, and to view Facilitator Guides for a variety of other books for teachers, please visit the ETFO website:  ETFO Book Clubs.


The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning can be purchased from shopETFO for the low price of $20 + HST and shipping.  Order your copy now.