What Can We Learn About Teaching and Learning From Randy Pausch?
I had previously heard of Professor Randy Pausch and his story before I was given this blog assignment and I knew the great impact that he had made on so many people’s lives. When I first saw his last lecture, I thought that he was brave and very inspiring. I remember thinking how amazing and strong he was for never giving up! It was refreshing to watch his video on his last lecture again. His story is
amazing and his life lessons and advice are valuable and can be applied to all aspects of life. In his last lecture, Pausch begins his lecture by explaining to the audience in McConomy Auditorium that he has three-to-six months to live because of pancreatic cancer. Despite his terminal cancer diagnosis, Pausch is lively and strong. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about the lessons that he had learned through the journey of life and gave his advice on achieving personal and career goals. He presented his advice and life lessons through telling about different times In his life. He talked about his own childhood dreams of becoming Captain Kurt, winning stuff animals, and being a Disney Imagineer. His speech included how he achieved his dreams and how you can achieve yours and enable the dreams of others. Randy Pausch’s lecture was inspiring and motivating! I learned so much from it as a student and as a future educator.
In Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture, I took away so many things about learning and teaching. Pausch said that he was glad