“When I think about why I decided to become a teacher in the first place, I believe it primarily was because of the role models who were/are in my life.”Pete Springer, from his book, “They Call Me Mom”
Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
I am delighted that I am travelling virtually to Eureka, California where I am meeting up with writer, teacher, and mentor, Pete Springer.
Pete is a former elementary school teacher (grades 2-6) in Eureka, CA. He said that he retired in 2016, but from what I have read, he is far from retired. His passion will always lie with supporting education, kids, and teachers, which is demonstrated by his dedication to lifelong learning.
What is lifelong learning? When does this journey begin and how is it nourished throughout our stages of life? How do we inspire others to embrace the joy of learning? These are the questions that will be discussed today.
I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting dialogue on Tea Toast & Trivia.
Listeners, thank you for joining Pete and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.
And a special thank you, Pete, for sharing your insights, your journey, and your passion for supporting education, kids, and teachers.
Your dedication to promoting the teaching profession and lifelong learning inspires us all to explore learning at whatever age we find ourselves in.
I want to add this thought that is found in “They Call Me Mom” –
If there were one thing that I wish my readers would glean from my thoughts on education, it would be to understand what a profound influence that a teacher can have on his/her students. You are inspiring and empowering the next generation.”