Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Lesson In Overcoming Obstacles

There's No Dishonor In Having a Disability is a new TED-Ed lesson that offers a great message to share with students as the new school year begins. With a bit of humor in his delivery the speaker, Steven Claunch, tells his story of overcoming obstacles on his way to making his high school's basketball team. He also tells the story of Jim Abbott and his success on the baseball field. This is now my favorite TED-Ed lesson.


On a personal note, one of my former students Josh Kennison recently won a bronze medal in the 100 meter dash at the International Paralympic World Championships. Other than taking him to a few indoor track meets in high school, I can't claim any credit for his success. That's all Josh. Read his story here.