Thank you readers for putting me on this Edutopia List!

Wow, I am flabbergasted just to be included on this list by edutopia as part of their 2008 Readers Survey. It always makes me nervous to have my name listed alongside the great perpetual bloggers (Edublogs, David Warlick's 2 Cents Worth) since I'm such a newcomer. (2 1/2 years is nothing!) (Of course this list seems a bit mixed since Edublogs is a platform, I wonder if they meant to link to Sue Waters blog instead of the Edublogs homepage?)

So, thank you readers of Edutopia who put my name on this list. I am honored and grateful.

I wish I could say that I want to become more or be something spectacular but all I really am is me. I'm flawed, sometimes don't have enough time to blog, and I can't seem to keep the dishes washed and laundry done.

And yet blogging and teaching for me are inexorably intertwined and now neither of them could ever be separated from who I am.

Although I'm a blogger, teacher, Mom, wife and more, I'm really just so grateful for the opportunity to learn and be a part of such exciting times.

When I left Atlanta to move home to tiny Camilla, Georgia, I had one “friend” who said to me:

“If you had stayed in Atlanta, you could have been something really great. Now that you're moving to nowhere you are destined for anonymity.”

I'm grateful for an internet that lets me speak out and be a part of something much bigger than myself. And now that I'm done with this post, I'm going to go back and read some more about the amazing new bloggers on the last post where I asked some of you to share your blogs with me! Some great comments are coming in.

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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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Laurie May 29, 2008 - 7:50 pm

Congratulations on being in the Edutopia list. You certainly deserve it. I have loved seeing your student eFolios and the projects they have worked on in your class.
You are awesome! Keep up the great work!

Sue Waters May 30, 2008 - 11:27 am

Congratulations Vicki and you truly do deserve to be on this list.

Now I’m sure that they must mean Ewan’s Edu.blogs. Also if that is correct that they had people suggesting Scott’s Dangerously Irrelevant but they didn’t realise it was a blog then he should also be added onto the list. I hope that they fix the errors, clear the votes and restart polling again.

Regardless well done!

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