Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blog Post #6

"Randy Paush's last lecture"

Randy Paush is an awesome speaker and motivator. Randy is a very inspiring and an outgoing person. He talks about his childhood dream, and all the successful things he has done in his life, as an educator. He tells you in his video that he is battling cancer; I would have never known by the way he acts. I was sad to see he passed away in 2008. He inspired many students' lives and all the people he worked with. In his video, he explains how he achieved some of his childhood dreams and many lessons he has learned in his life.

Randy Paush
Randy says so many encouraging quotes in his video. My favorite quote that Randy said was, "It's not about how to achieve your dreams, it's about how to lead your life... If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself." I learned in his video that he never gave up on his dreams even if he got rejected. He always tried as hard as he could to get what he wanted, and he achieved most of them.

 Imagineering, is a perfect example showing that Randy never gave up on his dreams. All of his life, he always wanted to be a Disney imagineer. He got a "go to hell letter" the first time he tried, but that didn't stop him. A few years later he ended up working for the imagineer team at Disney. I really enjoyed hearing and seeing the the pictures, of the projects, he worked on for Disney.

After watching this video, Randy taught me to never give up! He is an amazing speaker and motivator. I hope one day I can make a difference, on my student's lives, the way he did.


  1. Hey Rachel I think you wrote a good Blog post. My only problem is that you didn't explain what you learned from the video that you could use in teaching. You have a good summary of what he said and discussed.

  2. Hi Rachel,

    I really enjoyed reading your blog post! I was also sad to hear that Mr.Pausch passed away because he was such an inspiration to others. I didn't find any mistakes while reading your post, but you might like to add a little more detail. The summarization of the video was excellent! You may be interested in mentioning how the video inspired you, or methods that you might use in your future classroom. Keep up the good work!

    Kayla Walker

  3. Rachel,

    You appear to have really liked Randy Pausch's Last Lecture. However, I would have liked to see more critical thinking involved and less summarizing. I noticed you only wrote three instead of the required four paragraphs for this post. Add to it if you can. There are so many things we, as educators, can take from Randy Pausch's Last Lecture!