Human Beings

Quiet moments.

I am sitting in “my chair” and have been reading. My husband and oldest are watching an old Monty python (“You published an English/Hungarian phrase book with intent to disturb the peace.”)

I need to cook dinner. I need to work on the book deadline. I need to finish the graduation movie.

Perhaps what I really need is to stop blogging and sit here and laugh at this movie with my family.

Perhaps you need to stop reading and do something you really need to do.

We are human beings not human doings. If we spent time being maybe we'd spend more time doing when it is time to do.

– Posted using BlogPress from Vicki's iPad

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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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Cheryl Oakes May 14, 2011 - 10:15 pm

 Ooh, this is perfect. It comes near the end of a school year, a very busy school year and now spring planting, spring cleaning and the race to the end of the school year! I planned to be outside when it is nice, inside when it is rainy or evening. Outside I am off the grid, except for an occasional podcast, when I am gardening alone. Vicki, nicely said, Be in the Moment! Enjoy the Now, Make memories for later.See you in a month!

coolcatteacher May 14, 2011 - 10:37 pm

See you soon! I am ready.

Childhood Myths May 15, 2011 - 3:34 pm

 I am a new follower…as a teacher for 41 years, love seeing your posts…looking for other great teacher blogs to go with the mom blogs I now have:)Hope you will visit:

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