Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Book on the Shelves- They Call Me Mom: Making a difference as an Elementary Teacher by Pete Springer

Those of you who drop in regularly will have enjoyed the posts from the archive of retired teacher and author Pete Springer in the last few months.

Pete has recently brought out his book They Call Me Mom: Making a difference as an Elementary Teacher, a memoir about his career, in Kindle…so that a wider audience can enjoy.  And a wonderful gift for  anyone but particularly parents of this age group.

I also thought that since we have so much to be grateful for, in the teachers who give so much to our families, that it was a great book to share on Thanksgiving Day..

About the book

Who Will You Inspire Today? Teachers face this challenge and responsibility each day, but in the process, the author discovers that his students can also have a profound influence on him. Pete Springer takes you on his memorable thirty-one-year journey in education as an elementary school teacher and offers the many valuable life and teaching lessons he learned along the way. Get ready to laugh out loud at some of the humorous and memorable experiences that all teachers face, feel inspired by the inherent goodness of children, and appreciate the importance of developing a sense of teamwork among the staff.

Learn valuable tips for working with children, parents, fellow staff members, and administrators. This book is ideal for young teachers, but also a reminder to all educators of the importance and responsibility of being a role model. This book is a must-read for all new teachers and those teachers that need a reminder they are human! Mr. Springer educates others in his easy-to-read, story-like, first-hand manuscript. You will laugh, cry, and get motivated to be the best educator you can. After reading this, I have a better outlook on relationships with my colleagues and am reminded to savor every moment. -Tami Beall (Principal, Pine Hill School)

One of the recent reviews for the book

“They Call Me Mom,” by Pete Springer is a real gem! Don’t be fooled by its easy readability; this book is jam-packed with powerful advice. What makes “They call Me Mom” so special? First, Pete Springer’s passion for teaching lights up the entire book. His core values are clearly articulated. But the real treasures in this book are revealed through thoughtful, funny, and honest anecdotes from his 30 year career.

Springer’s book is divided into the main issues faced by both new or experienced teachers: how to organize your class, work effectively with students and their families, and work collaboratively with colleagues. The chapters on frustrations and humorous events are yummy icing on the cake.

Pete Springer is not just a great teacher, he’s a natural writer. “They Call Me Mom” would make a perfect Christmas present for your teacher friends (or your kiddo’s teachers)! His blog is also a great read, with news about his successful efforts to publish, volunteer, and support educators. He tells some powerfully encouraging stories of the many reasons to be grateful in the midst of difficult circumstances.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US

and: Amazon UK

About Pete Springer

My name is Pete Springer. I taught elementary school for thirty-one years (grades 2-6) at Pine Hill School in Eureka, CA. Even though I retired over two years ago, my passion will always lie with supporting education, kids, and teachers.

When I came out of the teaching program many years ago, I realized how unprepared I was for what was in store for me in the classroom. My college education focused mostly on learning theory rather than the practical day-to-day challenges that all teachers face. Thankfully, I had some great mentors to lean on to help support me in the early part of my career.

I have made it my mission to pay it forward to the next generation of teachers. I was a master teacher to four student teachers, and I have several former students who are now teachers, including one who teaches at my former elementary school. That is pretty cool!

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Thank you for dropping in today and I hope that you will head over to buy Pete’s book.. thanks Sally.

48 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Book on the Shelves- They Call Me Mom: Making a difference as an Elementary Teacher by Pete Springer

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  2. This book sounds wonderful, Pete! I’m thinking of several parents of younger children who would enjoy this as a nice Christmas gift. Much good luck on your Kindle release, and thanks, Sally, for sharing the news today. 🙂

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    • Thank you for your kind comments, Marcia. It’s frustrating when our bodies let us down, and I wish you good luck in getting back to writing and doing what you enjoy most. Happy Thanksgiving!

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      • Thanks so much, Pete. I’m making good progress and do expect to get back to 100% soon. (Well, 100% of 75%, anyway, which, at 75 years was probably what I was operating at, anyway. But I’d be quite happy with that! 😀 ) The good news is, I’ve learned a lot from this experience. For instance, who knew that a blow to the head could cause hair loss??? Well, it can, so it’s a good thing my hair is thicker than average. I’m also told that in 99% of these cases, it will grow back.

        Concussions. Don’tcha just love ’em?? 😀 (There’s a book in here, somewhere!)

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