Tell Kids with Disabilities: YOU CAN! (Here’s proof)

Meet Iron Man: Scott Rigsby (The First Double Amputee to Complete an Iron Man in the World)

I've blogged before about my friend and fellow alumnus of Westwood Schools, Scott Rigsby.  Scott is one of the most well known double amputees in the world because he is the first one to complete an Iron Man competition. He did this several years a go when it was even harder to do (technology has moved very quickly.)
Scott has a book, Unthinkable, (rated 5 stars on Amazon!) on his unthinkable story of overcoming and achieving great things that truly fits with the message of our school and also this blog.
For more on Scott or to book him for an assembly or program go to
Here, he stayed after the motivational portion of his speech to talk about the technology that makes his running happen. Also, is a very interesting discussion about the controversy about Oscar Pistorius and how Scott's work with researchers at Georgia Tech helped him overcome the ban of his participation in competition events.
Scott gave me permission to share this on our school's youtube channel and also here with you. Many of you work with kids who are disabled in some way. Particularly those with disabilities requiring prostheses need no longer be limited but can indeed do the unthinkable. Scott is just one of the first who are doing this with raw determination. We also have to realize and discuss what it means when our students with prostheses begin to  to compete more widely in our mainstream sports.
I'm encouraged and challenged by Scott!
Scott Rigsby, Part 1

Scott Rigsby, Part 2

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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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Rmartinez September 21, 2010 - 7:36 pm

I love your “flat classroom” ideas. It is great to see a true friendship collaboration at work site. Your blot is visual and literal. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

Ewatkins September 21, 2010 - 7:54 pm

This was empowering.

Eddie September 24, 2010 - 6:17 am

I admire what these people are doing here. It’s nice to uplift the spirits of these kids.

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