Sunday, October 12, 2014

Blog Post #8

Randy Pausch speaking

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.


  1. I also enjoyed Randy's lecture. It was very heart-warming! I also hope to bring some of his passion and love for teaching into my future classroom.

  2. Good, but I think you could have written a bit more about what you learned.

    I think watching this video was one of my favorite assignments when I took the class. I learned a lot from it.