During my last 3 weeks of being a school teacher, I wanted to share with my students my actual experience of the real world. I wanted to show them a way to survive, prosper and ultimately, be free. It was my last chance to speak in a classroom so I wanted to make it count. I taught my students my “Last Lecture“, a lesson that tells of my experiences about living from my own life.
I did it mostly for my senior classes and for a few other classes I wanted to impact. I received touching and wonderful responses. Some classes gave me standing ovations (no kidding!) and many students came forward with questions about their purpose in life. I was surprised, for these are 15 and 16 years old asking about adult stuffs. Kids are really growing up faster these days. I wonder if that is really a good thing.
And here are the slides to my power point for the-last-lecture. I have modified the slides to exclude personal information. It should still be good enough for life lessons. Please feel free to download and use it if you find it relevant.
the-last-lecture shares my opinion of how students are taught to be obedient workers. The carrot and stick system encourages good behavior and punishes the errant. I normally get classes of students who do not obey well. I wanted to show that there are other measures of success in life, other than that taught to them in school.
I promised my students I will put up these slides on my blog when I am ready. I am now in San Francisco, taking a break from my last life as a school teacher. When I return after a month, I will be used to new routines. Hopefully, it will be enough to refresh and renew me for my next stage in life.
If you are interested to discuss any of the slides, you may contact me to chat about it. I will be more than willing to share about how I managed to achieve financial independence.
Here are some pics from my San Francisco trip so far. It is a chilly place (average 14 degrees Celsius) for me to chill out from my working life. A good change from home, at least for a while.
Today is my last day in service, 12 Sept 2016. I write it here in this blog post so that in years to come, I will remember that I was in San Francisco when it ended.