Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blog Post #6

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
Last Lecture

After watching Mr. Pausch's video, I found that he presents a lot of interesting information that I found would be very useful in the classroom. He gives tips on how to work with students and to push them academically in the classroom. Teachers should always be their students number one fan and push them to achieve their goals.

Students should be reminded daily that they can achieve anything that they set their mind and brain to. Mr Pausch says "students can be having fun while learning something hard." I believe students learn and remember more of a subject is they are having fun while learning it. Not one person should not be able to accomplish their dreams. If it gets tough then try harder. Motivating students is one of the greatest impacts a teacher can have on a student.

Mr. Pausch had a goal of being in the NFL when he grew up. However, he did not achieve that goal. He did start playing when he was nine. People need to get the fundamentals of something so that they can achieve more in that sport or maybe even subject. When you are doing something wrong and no one tells you, that is a very bad place to be. Your critics will always be there telling you what you are doing right and wrong. That criticism will stick with you the rest of your life.

Two quotes that Mr. Pausch stated in the video that stuck out to me are, "Inspiration and the permission to dream is huge" & "experience is what you get when you didn't get what you want." Those two quotes I find are very motivating for me as well as students in the classroom. Reading these daily will always help you to remember that you can achieve anything that you put your brain to.


  1. Hey, Saran Cardwell, I am a student in edm 310. I just finished reading your blog post # 6 about Mr. Randy Pausch's video. I found this video to be quite touching as well as inspiring. You mentioned a comment that Mr. Pausch said, "Teachers should be their students number one fan and we should push them to achieve their goals". I really, really liked this comment because it is true we should be great role models. Ultimately, your blog post was interesting and you had very strong and clear points. I agree being motivating and creative is the foundation to become a great teacher, and Mr. Pausch's emulates this perfectly!

  2. Even though this lecture was addressed to his kids, every educator can take many lessons from it!