[Randy Pausch: Really achieving your childhood dreams - 1:16:27]
I was having a bit of an introspective moment the other night, thinking about how much of our goal setting is driven by external stories - and the need for affirmation that we have value. And how little space we give ourselves to think deeply and reach into our inner drive, and appreciate the value we already have.
So here I was, immersed in these thoughts, wondering about contribution and thoughtfulness, and I happen upon a post by Michel Hogan on The Inspirational 10. And there I am, next to TED, ChangeThis, Ode magazine, my own sources of inspiration. What a nice gift.
Which is what brought me back to TED and the Randy Pausch talk on really achieving your childhood dreams. If you haven't seen this video, do set aside the hour to watch it. At about minute 52, he shares his own methodology on providing students a way to learn what it's like to work with each other.
We learned from Steve Roesler about feedback recently - as in "how are we doing?" That is a good format to have candid conversations about teaching and learning. "Here's how I think we're doing" elevates the conversation and encourages positive forward movement. The point for checking in and its rightful dimension.
Indeed, I also found that the best way to teach (and learn) something is to be engaged with people who are equally enthralled by the process of doing and the love of learning.
This is also a self selection process. Thanks to the tools available to us today, we can choose to surround ourselves with people who are as curious and inquisitive about learning and who are doing something useful with it as we.
If you do one thing differently today, consider starting with you - dig deeper into what you are and what lights you up. That's inspiring.
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