May is full of meaning, madness, and moments

I have so much to share with all of you. It has almost been too fast to blog it all!

Meaning of May

May is so full of meaning … graduation, senior slide shows, annuals, awards, honors, goodbyes. Twenty years a go today I had my last day of high school… it seems like yesterday.

I want to grab today by the hair and tell her that she can't run out the door again and yet she runs and slams the door, just leaving me with a few wispy filaments of memory in my grey matter!

I look at my three children and will have two in middle school next year! I remember when they were born. It is like when I raised a little bird and had to let it go as a child… I want to keep them and yet I must let them go so that they may fly.

Madness of May

The dog was run over, the horizon project has taken all of my time, efolios, projects, assignments from other teachers which invariably become my projects too! Programs, events, exhibitions, recitals, it is almost too fast.

I find myself breathless at the end of the day, believing that if I can stop hyperventilating that I can finally sleep and yet knowing that in the frenzy there is a certain beauty!

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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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