Thursday, June 24, 2010
Randy Pausch's Last Lecture
I've seen Randy Pausch's Last Lecture before but I enjoyed watching it again. He accomplished so many things and it seemed like he worked hard to achieve everything he did.
He said his talk was about achieving your childhood dreams. He achieved almost every one of them his dreams. Everything he did in life taught him a lesson which he shared with all of his students. I think that's an important part of being a teacher. No matter what you've accomplished, you should use that to help your students accomplish even more.
His "head-fake" way of learning was interesting and I think very true. People learn best when they don't realize they are learning. Those lessons stick with them longer than the learning in a classroom. I think working in groups is very beneficial, especially considering how bright his students were. Sometimes people that smart can't interact with others that well. He taught them to work in groups with different people.
He credits all the people he worked with with the great things he did but he deserves so much credit. He wasn't the smartest or most creative but he worked so hard which is a great lesson to anyone. Mr. Pausch talked about brick walls getting in the way and he said something that really impacted me. He said that brick walls are there to keep out people who don't really want it. If you want something bad enough you will figure out a way to get around the wall.