I was saddened to learn of the passing of Randy Pausch last Friday even though he had prepared me for it.
If you are not familar with Randy Pausch please watch the short video below. He was an amazing teacher and an amazing man. I truly believe watching this short segment will positively affect the way you live your life and the way you teach. Randy was also a skilled public speaker, as you will see in the following video. Any teacher would be hard pressed not to say they didn’t benefit from watching a master orator like Randy perform. His contributions to education, technology, and humanity are numerous.
In Randy’s words, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
If you are having trouble viewing the video please click here.
I keep a copy of this video on my iPhone and watch it every now and then to keep the world in perspective.
If you are interested in watching the original lecture Dr. Pausch gave at Carnegie Mellon University please click here.
Randy Pausch is one of my heroes.