Educator • Author • Speaker

Professor Emerita of Music Education at Oberlin Conservatory of Music,
Peggy D. Bennett has spent over 40 years studying the processes of learning and living.
Certifications in mediation and personal coaching further stimulated interest
in how we can, day-by-day, make choices that contribute
to engaged learning and healthy relationships.


Author and co-author of 7 books and over 50 pedagogical and research articles,
Dr. Bennett holds degrees from Ball State University (BS, MA)
and the University of North Texas (PhD).

She has presented her unique brand of teacher education
in nearly every state, four provinces, and four continents.

Peggy's New Book

Perhaps more than any other experience, conflict in schools and workplaces can zap our energy and steal our vigor as teachers. If we knew ways to minimize conflict and maximize vitality, would we use them?


Teaching with Vitality offers specific behaviors and attitudes to reframe conflict by diluting and dissolving it.