Fiorella has been going through pages she wrote many, many years ago and these are a few of the gems she unearthed:
Sometimes nonsense is the only thing that makes sense.
Children are not production models.
Creativity is a turn of mind that cannot be taught or tested, and, by its very nature, is inimical to the classroom.
I see what I see and say what I say
If you don't like it, go away
Her teaching manifesto: Yes, I want my students to master the subject matter, to write well, and to develop a love of literature, but I also want them to be better human beings for having been in my classes. They are the means by which I hope to change the world.