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wisdom front coverMy latest book was released on January 1, 2023. Sharing Wisdom Across the Ages presents a non-scientific look at wisdom from seven-year-olds to people ninety and older. You will read more than 300 brief responses about life lessons, advice, and questions. More than a book of decades, this is a book of people in those decades.  The paperback ($8.99) and eBook versions ($2.99) are available on Amazon. More information is at this link.

Steve PiscitelliRoxie Looks for Purpose Beyond the Biscuit

roxie• This book belongs to the dogs. Actually, one dog—Roxie. Fifty-two short stories sharing life lessons from the paws of my canine partner. Roxie’s journey has taken her from being abandoned on the side of the road, to being rescued and adopted, to becoming a certified pet therapy dog visiting the hospital, hospice, schools, and the local airport. Her poignant observations can help humans remember to appreciate life and what it has to offer.

Learn more about Roxie Looks for Purpose Beyond the Biscuit

Steve Piscitelli

Community as a Safe Place to Land

Community as a Safe Place to Land• This book addresses community development and resilience. Using seven core values and provocative questions, Community as a Safe Place to Land can become your guide for consideration, conversation, and collaboration. Make this a powerful resource for important discussions about your community.

• Order Community as a Safe Place to Land in paperback and e-book. Currently available on Amazon.

Steve Piscitelli

Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience

Book1To order  Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience: No Need to be an Island go to either Amazon ( for print and Kindle versions), CreateSpace, Barnes and Noble, or Books-a-Million.

A few of the pre-release reviewer comments:

I think it’s brilliant. I often feel like I’m on an island as a professor. I wish I’d had something like this when I first started teaching over 20 years ago…The scenarios really help get the reader into the discussion and prepared to think about the issue at hand. - Ashli Archer, Professor (Florida State College at Jacksonville)

This is a fantastic project and the book will be a welcome resource! I certainly can think of ways to incorporate it into the work our office does here! - Todd Stanislav, Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (Ferris State University)

Wow, you are covering some controversial topics! This book is going to be different and invaluable! - Pam Ranallo, Co-Owner (Innovative Educators)

Steve Piscitelli

Choices for College Success

book choicesChoices for College Success (3rd edition) Pearson Education, 2015 emphasizes the power of personal choice and responsibility to help students maximize their talents and minimize their anxiety by building successful habits. Choices for College Success demonstrates how organized action and critical thinking will help students achieve academic success, create a healthy and balanced life, and realize their dreams. For more information go to Pearson, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

Steve Piscitelli

Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff?

ss3eThe 3rd edition of Study Skills: Do I Really Need This Stuff? (Pearson Education, 2013, 3rd ed.) has a critical thinking theme in each chapter.  

You can find more information on this book at Pearson Education, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Steve Piscitelli

Engaging Activities for Motivation

NSSIInfuse student success into any program with the “Engaging Activities for…” Series. Written and compiled by National Student Success Institute ( NSSI ® ) co-founders Amy Baldwin, Steve Piscitelli, and Robert Sherfield, the material is sure to connect, support, and empower educators in the Two-Year, Technical, and Career Colleges. These booklets contain strategies, procedural information, and activities that you can use with your students immediately. Visit our online catalog for additional information or to purchase.