How Kathy Sierra made my day (Five Questions for You!)

This post shows why Kathy Sierra is so unbelievably good at what she does. She takes the 5 things meme and transforms it as a way to find out more about her readers and finding what they are passionate about. How did it make my day? (Well, I asked her to write and she cites me in her post! She has done this several times and wow, what a present!)

Here are her questions and my answers. I'm even going to keep to her sentence limits. (Imagine that!) How would you answer these?

0) What's your name and website URL? (optional, of course)

You're here, you know them! ;-)

1) What's the most fun work you've ever done, and why? (two sentences max)

Teaching, blogging, wiki-ing and learning from others online. Any time I learn something new.

2) A. Name one thing you did in the past that you no longer do but wish you did? (one sentence max)

I miss managing people and a budget.

B. Name one thing you've always wanted to do but keep putting it off? (one sentence max)

I want to write books.

3) A. What two things would you most like to learn or be better at, and why? (two sentences max)

1) A better mother and wife. 2) A more inspirational teacher of my students and the world.

B. If you could take a class/workshop/apprentice from anyone in the world living or dead, who would it be and what would you hope to learn? (two more sentences, max)

Dale Carnegie – I would like to see him in action.

4) A. What three words might your best friends or family use to describe you?

Creative, passionate, rennaissance

B. Now list two more words you wish described you…

NEAT, wise

5) What are your top three passions? (can be current or past, work, hobbies, or causes– three sentences max)


6) (sue me) Write–and answer–one more question that YOU would ask someone (with answer in three sentences max)

What one thing (that is not X rated) makes you the happiest?

Seeing my children succeed and overcome the struggles of their lives.

[Bonus: What is one question you wish people would ask themselves?]

Why am I doing my current profession?

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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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1 comment

Alfred Thompson January 1, 2007 - 2:00 am

What sort of book do you want to write? I think that any teacher who has a passion for their subject should write a textbook at least once. It is a great way to take shore what you know with students and with other teachers. It’s hard work but worth it.

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