Motivational Monday: Are you an Iron Man or Woman?

My friend Scott Rigsby is going to be on the Wow2 show tomorrow. I went to high school with Scott (he is 1 year older) and is the first double amputee to complete an iron man in the world. (that is 2.4 miles, 12 mile bike ride, and a full marathon!) He has an inspirational story.

If you have someone in your life or work with students with any type of physical disability, he is an inspiration!

We're going to talk about how the teachers in his life got him through this tough time in his life.

How can you be an inspirational teacher? That is what we'll talk about.

This is his story on Fox Sports:

Fox Sports Part 1 interview with Scott

Fox Sports Part 2 Interview with Scott

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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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3 comments

kolson29 January 28, 2008 - 11:29 pm

Vicki – thanks for sharing such an inspirational story. I’m a faithful ironman watcher, as my mother competed in the Hawaii Ironman quite a few years ago. Too often we take our physical abilities (and inspirational teachers) for granted – I look forward to hearing more about Scott’s story and how his teachers helped him become the amazing athlete he is today. Thanks again for breaking into a great topic!

(and congrats on the Edublogger Magazine mention :-) )

Vicki A. Davis January 29, 2008 - 1:13 pm

@kolson29- He is an inspirational story, perhaps because I know him and know of the depths of agony that it took him to get to this point. I’m very happy for him. He really does deserve this. He’s had a rough road.

And as for the edublogger magazine mention — I’m not sure that I know what that is. ;-) Would love a link at coolcatteacher [at] gmail [dot] com

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