Welcome to Day 5 of The Necromancer’s Daughter’s Book Tour!
I hope you enjoy:
~ A lovely community of bloggers. My hosts are bloggers who are always willing to lend a hand, share a laugh, and build a friendship.
~ My favorite book from my host’s list, along with my review.
~ Something to make you smile.
~ Something short and different about The Necromancer’s Daughter (follow the link below).
~ Leave a comment on my hosts’ sites, and your name will be entered in an end-of-tour drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. The more tour sites, the more entries!
Day 5, here we go!
Pete Springer’s Author Blog
Pete was an elementary school teacher for much/most of his working career, and it’s easy to see how much he loved his work. He’s a people-person, often sharing personal stories about kindness and the people who have made a difference in his life as well as the lives of others. It’s hard not to be inspired by Pete’s big heart.
He’s also the author of a book that shares the wisdom he gained from years of classroom experience. And I have the inside scoop that he has a middle-grade fiction book due out in the near future.
Here’s my review of Pete’s book about teaching:
They Call Me Mom: Making a Difference as an Elementary School Teacher by Pete Springer
My Review: I was impressed with this highly accessible, entertaining, and informative read. A long-time educator, Springer shares his practical experience and the wisdom gleaned from working with children within the educational system. My impression was that the book is geared toward new teachers as it offers ideas about setting up a classroom, dealing with colleagues, administrators, students, and parents.
As an early childhood mental health counselor, I was most interested in Springer’s thoughts about discipline. I was glad to discover a thoughtful, holistic approach to children and their challenges in light of the stressors in their lives. Springer highlights a number of strategies that would be helpful to parents as well as to educators.
Most of the chapters provide concrete and anecdotal examples of Springer’s approach in action. He touches on cultural diversity, grief, problem-solving, and other life experiences that are part of a child’s broader education. My favorite chapters were Memorable Students and Funny Moments at School. These two chapters are testaments to his success as an educator as well as to the joy and value of teaching in general.