* “They Call Me Mom”

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.

Thanks again to Sally at Smorgasborg for introducing us to this awesome educator!

16 thoughts on “* “They Call Me Mom”

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words about my book, Katherine. Like you, I am a supporter of education, teachers, and kids. I don’t know if you are a Facebook person (I really wasn’t for years until I realized it was the best way I could get in touch with some of my old students) but I started a Facebook group called Supporters of Teachers. Because I don’t know what I’m doing half the time when it comes to technology, (better to laugh at one’s self than to cry) I somehow made it a closed group, but I’ll try to add you if you want to join this very exclusive (I’m being sarcastic) club. https://www.facebook.com/groups/281121539162065/?ref=bookmarks

    I’m pretty new to the blogging world, but one similarity I’ve noticed between educators and bloggers is they look out for and help one another. Thank you for all that you do in education, particularly for children in special education.

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    • It was such a pleasure to read your book and I would love to be added to your exclusive club. 😎 That’s too funny! But I know what you’re talking about with FB pages. It opens in a different and weird view when it’s yours. I had to start one so my posts could go to FB and I hate the formatting. Plus FB tries to wheedle $$ from me to ‘boost’ my posts. Oh well.

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