Sunday, October 12, 2014

Blog Post #8: What Can We Learn About Teaching and Learning From Randy Pausch?

Randy Pausch's last lecture was amazing. I took so much from watching it. I feel that the most important thing he taught us was to never let "brick walls" get in your way. Randy told us that those obstacles are there to make us do more to achieve our goals. He also taught us that we learn from everyone. He told us how he learned from his mentors, teachers, bosses, and even students. One thing that really stood out to me was what he called "head tricking". This is a great way to make students think they are doing something fun and interesting when in reality it is really teaching the students how to do a new skill. Head tricking is a great strategy that I would love to utilize with my students one day. Making learning FUN is another thing that Pausch believed was important. I believe that by creating a fun environment for students will not only make them enjoy learning; but make the learning process more effective as well. I am so glad that Dr. Strange shared this video with us. I hope that one day I can say I impacted as many people's lives as Randy Pausch did in his short life time.


  1. I really liked his lecture too! I agree that learning should definitely be fun. Students get so bored with homework and regular classwork so I hope that when I'm a teacher I can certainly incorporate some really interesting and different ways for them to learn. Great post, just be sure to do your alt and tag modifier!