Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blog Post #8

What Can We Learn About Teaching and Learning From Randy Pausch?

My assignment was to watch this video that was an hour long and say what I learned and teaching and learning from Randy Pausch. I was thinking I was going to fall asleep trying to watch a video so long but when the end came I was kinda upset it was over. I could of listened to him talk all day.

This video is a man that has so much wisdom and experience with teaching and learning from others. He had cancer which is why this is known to be his Last Lecture. So the question now is what did I learn from a man who is giving us his dying advise.
Pausch gave me some of my new favorite quotes just in this hour long video. He says"We can not change the cards that we are dealt just how we play the hand." This is a quote coming from a man that is losing his life.

Pausch cared a lot about dreams not only his but the dreams of others. I remember when I was little all I wanted to do was travel the world which is still true to this day and I hope as I grow up I can make that dream come true. I also hope to help others with their dreams.
In this video I learned a lot about not only teaching and learning but also how to be a better person, live every moment like its your last and have fun. You can see how much Pausch loves teaching and learning because of the enthusiasm in his voice.

Pausch taught me to be ready for anything in your teaching career and not to be so uptight and worried with life and with teaching. He has opened up a new way of thinking about teaching and gave me a list of things to remember every day of teaching
1.Have fun
2.Don't Worry so much
3.Say you're sorry when in the wrong.
4.Work hard
5.Hold on to your child likeness.
6.Help others.

Quote by Randy Pausch


  1. Hi Kaitlyn! I too, enjoyed Dr. Pausch's lecture. I was left wanting more from him. My favorite quote was about brick walls having a reason. So many times I wonder why I keep facing road blocks. Now I truly understand its purpose. Overall I think you did a great job. I would have liked to see you write more about his teaching style and what you learned from it. For future posts, always remember to add links and proofread for sentence structure and comma use. For instance, "I could of" should be I could have. The sentence starting with "I remember when I was little" should have commas or be divided into two sentences. Great picture! Have a great semester!

  2. Great job! I really like the quote you included at the end.