UC Berkeley Prof Smashes Laptop To Teach Class About Expectations [VIDEO]

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A University of California, Berkeley professor smashed his laptop in class to teach his students about course expectations, according to a Monday report.

Eric Paulos, a UC Berkeley computer science professor, smashed his laptop on the first day of his Critical Making class, reported Daily Mail.

“We have to get rid of the burdens and expectations that we have,” Paulos told his students. “I just want this class to be some class that we can release that, that we got to let go of that.”

The professor proceeded to pick up his laptop and throw it to the ground, scattering its component parts across the front of the classroom.

“Starting now, you’re going to design differently,” continued Paulos. “You’re going to look at the world differently. You’re going to use a different lens. You’re going to be compassionate. You’re going to do things you have not ever thought you could do.”


He took out a second laptop near the end of the video and placed it on his desk, saying “my laptop’s still attached.” The students laughed.

“Like I said, expectations…never think you know what’s going to happen in class,” finished Paulos.

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