Sunday, October 12, 2014
Blog Post #8
Mr. Pausch's Last Lecture is truly inspirational. His attitude toward life and teaching is infectious. Mr. Pausch makes several comments that contain great advice. One of these is that "brick walls are not there to keep us out, they are there to show us how much we want it." I found this to be a great way to look at the obstacles we will face in life and in teaching. We as teachers will struggle, but as long as we keep looking past the obstacles and not let them stop us we will always be successful. However, the one thing I took away from watching his lecture was to be passionate in what you are doing as a teacher. Mr. Pausch shows us that through his passion for teaching he was able to help many, many students accomplish their childhood dreams. He belived in his students and gave them the chance to be creative and express themselves. This passion is what I hope to be able to bring to my classroom as well.