Sunday, June 22, 2014

Blog Assignment #8: Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture"

Randy Pausch Quote from Google

I really enjoyed the video on Mr. Pausch's The Last Lecture, mainly because it showed me what it's like to really be an accomplished educator. Although he was given only a few months to live, he did everything he could to not only better himself, but to better the lives of others. This itself is what an educators career is all about. Not only should we be teaching the material needed, but we should always do what we can to help our students grow and better themselves in all areas of life. Teachers are some of the most influential people in a students life, because they see those students five days a week for a whole school year. Mr. Pausch discusses the use of project-based learning to make hard subjects more interesting, and how we should not only focus on what we are teaching, but how it is being taught. I can't imagine what I would do with the last six months of my life if given the choice right now, but what Mr. Pausch did with his was incredible and inspiring. Thank you Mr. Pausch for your wonderful, powerful advice. We can only hope that every educator can follow in your footsteps!


  1. I also enjoyed Mr. Pausch's Last Lecture and found his work to be very inspiring. He shows us how important to do the best that you can in every aspect of life. I felt the way he living out his life knowing that he is expected to die soon shows how much passion and love he puts into his work. Great Job!

  2. Specifically, what can you learn about teaching and learning from Randy Pausch's speech?