Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
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.