teacher motivational speaker Vicki Davis

Bio of Vicki Davis

written by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

written by Vicki Davis

Short Bio of Vicki Davis

Most importantly, Vicki is a classroom teacher and Instructional Technology director in southwest Georgia. She is into her eighteenth year of teaching at K12 and taught adults for five years before that. She graduated first her in Management Class at Georgia Tech in 1991 and has traveled the world talking about technology and reaching every student. Her philosophy to “innovate like a turtle” has transformed teachers around the world. Vicki's heart is for today's students and today's teachers – both of whom have unique challenges of their own. Because two of her three children have learning differences, children who struggle have a special place in Vicki's heart and she loves to find technologies to unlock each child's full potential (and each teacher's.)

Top Education Blog. Vicki Davis has been writing the Cool Cat Teacher blog for 15 years and has been an Edublog award finalist for Best Teacher Blog. This blog is listed in the top 50 blogs in education and has more than 100,000 unique visitors who read this blog each month.

Top Twitterer. Vicki was voted a top 5 twitterer in education by the Edublog awards in 2015, and named by Mashable as one of Twitter’s Top 10 Rockstar teachers. Recently, Onalytica named Vicki as the top female edtech influencer on Twitter in December 2017 according to their statistical research.

Getting Bammy

Receiving the BAMMY for Best Talk Show Host in Education

Top Podcast. Vicki hosts and self produces the podcast the 10-Minute Teacher show since February 1, 2017. Within one week of launch, it hit the top 10 in the k12 store in iTunes. With 600 episodes, the show now has over 3 million downloads. It is a 5-day a week show for busy teachers. Vicki's prior show Every Classroom Matters had over 300 thousand downloads a month. In 2014, Vicki won the BAMMY Award for Best Education Talk Show Host in 2014.

Global Collaborative Pioneer. Vicki is well known for her creation of more than twenty global collaborative projects including the Flat Classroom Project which won ISTE's Online Learning Award in 2006 and the MAD About Mattering Project in 2016 and 2017.

Popular Speaker. Vicki is known for her speeches on differentiating instruction, being an excellent 21st-century educator,

teacher motivational speaker Vicki Davis

It has been an honor to keynote many technology conferences in the US and beyond.

and education technology that improves student achievement.  Her work with classrooms across the world has taken her and her students around the world- to China, India, Qatar, Dubai, Hawaii and here in the continental US where she has shared more than 100 keynotes and spotlights.

Author of three books. Vicki's books  Reinventing Writing and Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds, empower teachers to connect their students to technology and the world. Anyone who signs up for her email list can download her free ebook 10 Habits of Bloggers that Win.

Widely read author. Vicki writes for Edutopia and is one of Cathy Rubin's Global Search for Education Top 12 Teacher Blogs. Vicki has 163K Twitter followers (and growing) and more than one hundred thousand unique visitors read Vicki's blog every month. Vicki's on Tumblr, Flipboard, and Facebook, too.

Financial literacy can be taught. A screenshot of Vicki Davis' full blog post on Edutopia.

Financial literacy can be taught, but the best ways are hands-on.

Technology and Innovative Leader. Vicki is a Discovery STAR educator and a Google Certified Innovator. She has spoken at Google, Microsoft, and other technology companies about innovative classroom technology use. Her classroom was named one of the most top 10 Financially Literate classrooms in the US by the H&R Block Budget Challenge in 2014.

The numbers that count most. Vicki has 3 three children, 3 dogs, 1 cats, 105 students, and 1 husband and now one more person who has read her bio — and for that — she's most grateful. She is honored to count many of the finest educators as her friends.

Thank you for reading my bio. You can hear more about my story here.  Contact me if I can help.

– Vicki Davis




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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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