Are you a new elementary teacher looking for help and advice?

Please let me offer you my assistance. I am a thirty-one year veteran of teaching at the elementary level. I've mentored four student teachers in the process. Now is the time for me to pass on what I have learned to the next generation of teachers.

Welcome

Welcome to my page. If you are a new teacher, college student, or parent who wants to better understand what being an elementary teacher is all about, you have come to the right place. My book is a combination memoir/advice book. My goal is to help others the way my mentors helped me when I was starting out. I offer everything I have learned in my career including:

  1. Setting up Your Classroom
  2. Working with Students
  3. Working with Parents
  4. Working with Colleagues
  5. Working with Your Boss
  6. Discipline
  7. Memorable Students
  8. Funny Moments at School
  9. My Biggest Frustrations

9 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. I saw your comment on Sally’s Smorgasbord, which led me here. It’s good to meet someone else who had a wonderful experience in the teaching world. Now you are a resource for newbies. Enjoy the holiday season, Pete!

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    1. petespringerauthor December 16, 2019 — 9:03 am

      Nice to meet you, Marian. Teaching was a huge part of my life for so long, but I am transitioning into writing. One of the people in my writer’s critique group is my former principal, Nancy, who is one of my role models. My teaching family is so important to me that I organize a luncheon for my fellow retirees once a month. While much of the talk centers around someone’s latest trip or new grandchild, someone will predictably have news about a former student, which gets us all laughing and reminiscing.

      I’ve been blogging for less than a year—Sally is the best. I see a commonality between education and writing in that so many people are supportive of one another. I’ve seen your book featured on the Smorgasbord, and it sounds fascinating. I will pick it up at some point soon. I pictured retirement as a period when there would be all this free time, but nothing could be further from that assumption.

      Thanks for checking in.

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  2. Great resources for new teachers Pete! I wish you much success with your book! 🙂

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    1. petespringerauthor March 22, 2020 — 1:13 pm

      Thanks so much, Janie. I feel like that guy who is passing on the Olympic torch to someone else. Teachers adapt to just about any situation. Thank goodness that technology has evolved to the point that lessons can be taught remotely.

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  3. Pleased to meet you.

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    1. petespringerauthor August 19, 2020 — 8:08 am

      The pleasure is mine, GP. Thank you for your many years of service. I’ve seen your comments on many of the same blogs I follow.

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      1. Thank you, Pete, but I do not wish to mislead anyone. The Gravatar image is that of my father who did serve in WWII with the 11th Airborne Division. My site is dedicated to him and his unit.

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  4. A blog post let me to come here, and your content is amazing.✨
    Children are facing many hurdles in this pandemic and your words will surely encourage them 💫.
    Even I post about Child motivation, it’ll be lovely if you check my blog and let me know the things that I can improve in my site🙂✨
    Thank you

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    1. petespringerauthor September 13, 2020 — 10:05 am

      Nice to meet you. I’m always happy to meet anyone who is an advocate for children. I was going to check out your blog, but your name isn’t linked.

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