Vicki Davis, The Cool Cat Teacher – Episode 12

Welcome to Episode 12 of the Planning Period Podcast, the break-room of education podcasts.

In this week’s episode, I talk to the one and only Vicki Davis, known online everywhere as the Cool Cat Teacher. She is an avid blogger, a massively connected educator, a podcaster, a classroom teacher, and a technology coordinator for a district. About the only thing that Vicki isn’t is a sleeper.

Vicki and I talk about a lot of topics in this episode, ranging from remembering that you control what’s in your four walls, and often we let outside influences effect our kids, how to effectively change and improve your practice, the dark side of being a connected educator, the power of walking conversations, and even a moment where I think I actually left Vicki Davis speechless.

Before we get to that, I just want to say thank you all so much for listening to this show. It has been a labor of love for me, and the comments I’m getting from people really keep me going. This show is so much fun, but it still takes a lot of time, and hearing from you all really shows me it is worth it.

To that end, please, if you like the show, take a minute to write a review on iTunes. It is the best way you can help out the show. Head over to and you’re right where you need to be.

What an awesome person. Listening back as I edited, I smiled at all her little Southern sayings and slang. I’m originally from Georgia, so it just reminded me of home. I hope it brought a smile to your face too.

You can checkout Vicki on her website,, her twitter, @coolcatteacher, and on pretty much any social media using the same name. And definitely checkout her podcast, the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast. It is loaded with goodness 5 days a week.

Until next week, make sure you don’t miss the boat a second time.

Music provided by:

Vicious Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Vicki’s blog post, Innovate Like a Turtle

My comparison of Nearpod and Pear Deck

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