Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blog Post 10

Randy Pausch

If you are ever feeling discouraged and down I recommend watching this video. Randy Pausch is an example of what it looks like to be encouraged.Randy included some really good points that everyone could learn from not just teachers. Watch Randy Pausch

After watching the video I learned that inspiration and permission to dream is huge when it comes to acheiving our goals. Randy stated that it is important to always have something to bring to the table because that will make you more welcomed to others. As future educators, it is important to make our students feel welcomed so they will be comfortable asking questions or talking about a situation that may be going on with them. Randy pursued his dreams no matter what obstacle stood in his way. He learned from his trials and used that as motivation to push him forward. I found this statement to be powerful "Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted." Experience is a great teacher because every time you learn something new about yourself you should evaluate what happened and try a different approach to be better than the last time. Randy wasn’t afraid to try something different.

Randy teaches us all how to stay motivated and happy even when life is trying to knock us down. He could have easily talked about his experience with cancer in the video and how down he felt when he heard the news, instead Randy talked about his experiences with teachers and the ways they motivated him. Randy also used his humor to catch the attention of his audience. In the beginning of his video, he said "We can’t change the cards we are dealt, but we have to choose how we will respond to it." This statement is so true we can't change the things the unexpected pain, trials, nor hardships that we face but we do have the opportunity to choose how we will respond to these events. Later on in the video Randy talks about ways that will help students reach their dreams. Parents and role models are number one on the list to help students reach their goals As future educators it is important that we learn how to include parents in what we plan to teach our students because parents are the foundation of our students. “The brick walls are there for a reason. "The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” I hope to put this quote in my classroom because there is so much power behind these words. The quote would be to remind my students not matter what bump, lump, twist, or turn they face in and outside of my classroom keep going.

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