Where Oh Where has Cool Cat Teacher Gone?

Where, Oh Where, Has Cool Cat Teacher Gone?

I'm still here working away
leaving my blogging for another day.

Expanding horizons, blogging my mind,
Making senior slide shows and graduation movies till I go blind.

Checking efolios and grading some blogs,
so much work, my mind is in a fog.

I love it when some casually say
“I'd love to be a teacher & relax one day!”

Little do they know the joy and the pain
the loss of sleep and frustration of gain (weight gain that is!)

Tis not a profession for the weak of heart nor puffed up of mind
stuffed shirts wouldn't make it a day in my class, I find.

Debates swirl about this and that,
what will work and what's old hat.

While others debate teachers have jobs to do,
until the final bell rings, we're never through.

Perhaps you'll remain and be here when I return with a burst
but for me, as always, my classroom comes first!

(I miss blogging and somewhere in the back of my mind, I hope I won't “lose” readers, however, if I'm going to do this thing for the long haul (as I plan to) – I have to be a binge blogger, I guess.)

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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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4 comments

Langwitches May 8, 2008 - 8:57 pm

Whenever you are ready/can return coolcatteacher, I will be there waiting :)
Vicki, enjoy every minute of what you need to take care of right now.

Cory Plough May 9, 2008 - 3:35 am

Hilarious. First edublog Ive read in a year that was in a poem format. Im feeling the same end of the year, no time to blog, no time for much of anything that might help make me a better educator crunch. I appreciate your frustrations and your blog, so binge blog and I will binge read.

Julie Lindsay May 9, 2008 - 10:11 am

Vicki, I know how hard you are working and how much blogging means to you. The merry month of May is causing a lot of us stress, with deadlines for this year and ongoing work planning for next year. Not to mention the efforts we are both putting into our ‘summer’ adventures.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts via a poem, you are always an inspiration.

mrsdurff May 9, 2008 - 10:50 am

I feel the same way, I’, just not poetic about it – can’t rhyme two shoelaces together….Seniors have 11 days til they go out to overtake the world! EEEEK!!

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