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The Last Lecture

By Randy Pausch

Learning Tools

Miss Megan says...

"This book and lecture are amazing!  Time well spent to read his words and to see a dynamic speaker in action."

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The Last Lecture

The best selling book by Carnegie Mellon Prof. Randy Pausch with Jeffery Zaslow.

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About Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

Check out Prof. Pausch's webpage at Carnegie Mellon University.

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More About Randy Pausch's Full Story

Learn about the full story of Randy Pausch at Carnegie Mellon University.

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The Legacy of Randy Pausch

More articles and recorded lectures by Dr. Gabriel Robins at the University of Virginia.

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture on Sept. 18, 2007. In his moving presentation, he talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.

Miss Megan says...

"Watch this!  Not once, but many times.  Remind yourself how fortunate you are and what you are capable of."

Teacher quotes that resonated with me:

“In the end, educators best serve students by helping them be more self-reflective.  The only way any of us can improve- as Coach Graham taught me- is if we develop a real ability to assess ourselves.  If we can't accurately do that, how can we tell if we're getting better or worse?”

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“We need to let them know how to judge for themselves how they're coming along.  The great thing about working out at a gym is that if you put in the effort, you get very obvious results.  The same should be true of college.”

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Which quote impacted you?