This Video has to be my favorite ever. This video was done by Randy Pausch. Randy is giving a speech in Carnegie Mellon University auditorium. This speech is about achieving your dreams. Randy is giving this speech because he found out that he is diagnose with ten tumors in his liver and has about three to six months left to live.
Randy begins his speech in his lecture. First, was what his childhood dreams were and how he accomplished those dreams. Second was how we can enable dreams of others and how he has enabled dreams of students and co-workers. Last is lessons learned: How you can achieve your dreams or enable dreams of others.
He starts his speech by going down his lists of childhood dreams that have had a huge impact on his life. The lists started with being in zero gravity, playing in the NFL, authorizing an article in the World Book Encyclopedia, being Captain Kirk, winning the big stuffed animals, and being a Disney Imagineer. He goes over the lists and tells the audience how all these things have impacted his life in which he became today.
He then goes on and tells how he has enabled students to do work. He comes back to teaching and gives an assignment and all the students surpass his expectations all the way to being done in the first year. A mentor told him you need to go out there and tell them “yeah yall did well but yall could do better”. If you set a limit on the students they will go no higher than that limit. If you do not set a limit the results are amazing.
Last he goes on and tells about achieving the dreams by deciding if you are going to be an Eeyore or Tigger. Next he says never lose the child like wonder. Then he goes on to say help others. Later states that loyalty is a two way street and he tells how he vogue for a student before he ever had tinier. Last is never give up.
Lastly Randy gives a huge twist on the speech but to find out you must watch his last speech up at the top.
Randy has change the way many will teach in their classrooms. Randy inspires us to never set limits in our class room. We will set our classes with the highest expectations and hope that they will surpass any expectations. Because all we can do as a teacher is teach our students to the best of our ability and help them learn new views about the subject. When we teach we will try to pass on this video to my students.
We can learn for Randy that sometimes following your dreams is more important than being safe. Randy went out their and sought out his dreams. His dreams never came to him, he went out there and found it. Randy is an inspiration to everyone out there not just us as teachers.