Teaching+T: Tribute To A 100 Year-Old Teacher

Happy New Year!

To mark this special occasion -- the ending of one year and the beginning of a new one -- we are celebrating Betty Peck, an inspiring, caring, and gifted kindergarten teacher with more than 50 years of experience.

Betty Peck recently turned 100 years old and we invite you to join us in being inspired by her wisdom and her love for teaching that she still so freely shares with everyone.

The Magic Mirror of Betty Peck

"Imagine a magic mirror that you look into to discover how truly wonderful you are." Learn more about Betty's Magic Mirror, which she would use whenever one of her students felt worried or unsure. "Thank you for every magic moment that makes it possible for me to stand here and to feel how truly wonderful I am." Read Full Story »

Childhood's Milestone

According to Betty, "Reading is one of the most important events in the life of a human being." Here she shares how she learned to read and what a gift it is to every child. Read Full Story »

On the Gift of Kindergarten, and Yourself

Join Betty Peck and her daughter, Anna Rainville, in a conversation with filmmaker, Anne Veh, a former Kindergarten student of Betty's, as they explore the magic of Betty's Kindergarten -- how it touched the lives of all her students and planted seeds within them. Read Full Story »

'Be The Change' Idea

Betty believes that "In order to be a teacher, you have to bring this gift of yourself... And when you do, you have to know how truly wonderful you are."

We hope you can carry Betty's wisdom with you into the new year and into your schools and classrooms.