Thursday, June 27, 2013
Blog Post 10
I had never heard of Randy Pausch until we were assigned to listen to his Last Lecture. In Randy Pausch's Last Lecture I was amazed at his lecture ability, outlook on life and all of his accomplishments. If you're not familiar with Randy Pausch I suggest doing a little research. He was an incredible family man, teacher, mentor and member of society. He was diagnosed with cancer and was given three to six months to live. He found this out one month prior to his lecture, but it wasn't holding him back!
I learned many things from Pausch's lecture:
You must teach fundamentals- students have to know the basics for everything else to work
If someone stops being hard on you, they've given up on you- never stop being hard on your students
"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted"- even if we don't get what we want, we are still learning something and there's a reason for it
Dreams DO come true- never tell your students that a dream is too big
The classroom is the best place to make others' childhood dreams come true- encourage your students to dream, and help them accomplish those dreams
Keep pushing your students, raise the bar- no matter how excellent their work is, keep pushing them to do bigger and better things
Technology can really help students enjoy learning- why not make learning fun for students?
HELP OTHERS!- karma will get you
Let your kids paint their bedroom :)- what's it going to hurt?
NEVER GIVE UP!
Brick walls will only stop the undetermined- those who are determined will find their way around
I was so impressed with Randy Pausch and his outlook on not only teaching, but life in general. I was sad to read on the internet that he passed away in 2008. But, I am happy that he clearly lived a life he loved!