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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blog Post # 8

" What can we learn about teaching and learning from Randy Pausch?"

Randy Pausch Last Lecture

This lecture given by Randy Pausch was just so inspiring. I can't imagine anyone in the world not walking away from this lecture without a feeling of inspiration in some degree. But as future educators the lecture is just that much more motivational and inspiring. Pausch's lecture is centered around the fact that this is his last lecture because he had been diagnosed with cancer and only had a short time left to live.

But Pausch makes it apparent in the beginning of the lecture of his motive and he clearly doesn't want to discuss cancer or any home remedies. Randy Pausch instead chose to talk about "how to follow childhood dreams" in his "last lecture" he discussed his life and the trials and tribulations he had been through in his life time, and how to preserver through the brick walls in life. Mr. Pausch is obviously a very successful man. I found that for him to very casually lecture about his short comings and failures that lead to his success sent a very powerful message to his audience.

I can honestly say that I was very inspired by this lecture I took notes and some life lessons from Mr. Pausch's lecture and life experience. Some of my favorite quotes he mentioned in his lecture were ;
-"loyalty is a two way street"
-"apologize when you screw up",
-"Don't complain just work harder"
 -"Don't bail the best gold is at the bottom of the barrels of crap".

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