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Classroom Quotes and Sayings
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It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours
per year watching television than in the classroom,
and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
- Paul Weyrich

I'm a comedian first.
I've learned how to act.
I just draw on life experiences and that's how I've learned.
I didn't take classes or anything.
I don't need no classroom.
- Steve Harvey

I was terrified of being a teacher.
To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling.
Imagine!
Standing in front of people!
- John Glover

Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which
are the repositories of models of eloquence,
but the ad agencies.
- Marshall McLuhan

 

I started thinking about my relationship with my students;
I'm this guy who comes in from book -
and movie -
land and descends on angel wings into their classroom.
- Richard Price

You get on TV and you become more of a star and it
makes it real hard to go back to school and sit in a classroom,
put your hand up if you have a question or something.
- Owen Hart

While it was a very interesting period in my life,
I was happy to get back to more direct contact with
students in the classroom and in my research projects.
- Jerome Isaac Friedman

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A Socrates in every classroom.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

We can not wait until we have enough trained people
willing to work at a teacher's salary and under conditions
imposed upon teachers in order to improve what happens in the classroom.
- Major Owens

Too many vital education dollars that should be spent
in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy.
- Mark Kennedy

Children are already accustomed to a world that moves
faster and is more exciting than anything a teacher
in front of a classroom can do.
- Major Owens

The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of
the theory of evolution in the classroom.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Children learn and remember at least as much from the
context of the classroom as from the content of the coursework.
- Lawrence Kutner

The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom
building that we have done on the Wayne campus.
- Minoru Yamasaki

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that
will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows,
the children will be educating the parents.
- Roger Moore

The world is the true classroom.
The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience,
seeing something with our own eyes.
- Jack Hanna

When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom
and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever,
whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
- Norman MacCaig

The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom.
- Thomas Merton

One in four children being victimized? That's about
seven children in every classroom.
That's a significant proportion of the population.
- Wendy Craig

We can close the gap and improve what happens in the
classroom by using educational technology that is the
same high quality everywhere.
- Major Owens

Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children,
teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom.
- Bob Beauprez

Partisan politics has no place in the classroom.
- Juan Cole

Being a Christian, I'm eager to introduce people to Jesus.
I just don't think I should do it in the science classroom.
- Kenneth Miller

The classroom should be an entrance into the world,
not an escape from it.
- John Ciardi

Productivity is going to be a critical issue.
And it's not just about getting more time for professors in the classroom.
It involves reexamining the learning experience and
restructuring faculty and the use of faculty time.
- Roy Romer

Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes -
and they interact well.
The growth of the home schooling movement means that
more and more children are learning together,
just not in a traditional classroom.
- Ernest Istook

Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are
encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom.
I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree.
It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
- Rebecca Lobo

Remember the picture of the president in the classroom,
being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card?
The American people thought they were seeing a man
suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated.
- Howard Fineman

And that's actually the brunt of what we do is,
people going straight from their workplace,
straight from home, straight into the classroom and
working directly with the students.
So then we're able to work with thousands and thousands more students.
- Dave Eggers

One of my earliest memories...
I knew three full verses of the Star Spangled Banner
when I was seven or eight years old.
And one of the nuns discovered this phenomenon and
I was actually sent around from classroom to classroom to do the whole thing.
- Dave Van Ronk

As they work hard for our children, America's teachers
often reach into their own pockets to make sure they
have the best classroom supplies.
I feel strongly that the federal government should
help make up for their personal financial burden.
- John Warner

The student body was huge at UT and you had to mature pretty quick,
very quick actually.
I enjoyed it and it helped me a lot in my life in general -
not only in the classroom but on the baseball field as well.
- Roger Clemens

I never read a single book as a child.
I did not read as a child.
I worked on the farm.
I had books in the classroom, but that was it.
I never read a single book outside of the classroom.
- Story Musgrave

Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard,
but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom.
I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty
and compassion to our precious future generation.
- Conrad Burns

Any idea can be brought into the classroom if the point
is to inquire into its structure,
history, influence and so forth.
But no idea belongs in the classroom if the point of
introducing it is to recruit your students for the
political agenda it may be thought to imply.
- Stanley Fish

When I enrolled in college at age 19,
I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education.
As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures
and receiving regular homework assignments.
- Philip Emeagwali

Furthermore, we believe that health care reform,
again I said at the beginning of my remarks,
that we sent the three pillars that the President's
economic stabilization and job creation initiatives
were education and innovation -
innovation begins in the classroom -
clean energy and climate,
addressing the climate issues in an innovative way
to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology,
and the third, first among equals I may say,
is health care, health insurance reform.
- Nancy Pelosi

Computers in classrooms are the filmstrips of the 1990s.
- Clifford Stoll

Cameras in classrooms are no substitute for greater
authority by parents and teachers.
- Paul Weyrich

I think we've got outstanding teaching in Michigan classrooms.
- John Engler

Our educational results lag behind other states,
and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential
of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.
- Mitch Daniels

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic
waste of our greatest national resource -
the minds of our children.
- Walt Disney

We've heard from many teachers that they used episodes
of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science
classrooms in order to engage the students.
- Patrick Stewart

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus
on directing more dollars into our local classrooms.
- Mark Kennedy

The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million
out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a
larger school employee pay raise.
Our focus should be on making sure our children come first.
- Bob Riley

In America the schools have become too permissive,
the kids now are controlling the schools,
the tail is wagging the dog.
We've got to make a change there and get it back to
where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
- Chuck Norris

Maintaining order in the classrooms has never been
easy and it is evident that the school setting requires
some easing of the restrictions to which searches by
public authorities are ordinarily subject.
- Byron White

In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made.
We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities.
I believe we should have no higher priority than investing
in our children's classrooms and in their future.
- Bob Riley

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.
This happens to us all the time with computers,
and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jef Raskin

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do.
The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
- Ted Nelson

I do two things.
I design mobile computers and I study brains.
- Jeff Hawkins

Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful.
We'll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube
than exists in the entire world today.
- Ralph Merkle

Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
- Tony Visconti

People think computers will keep them from making mistakes.
They're wrong.
With computers you make mistakes faster.
- Adam Osborne

I do not fear computers.
I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams,
but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit,
compassion, love, and understanding.
- Louis Gerstner

Computers are useless.
They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso

We can do things that we never could before.
Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds,
and computers make that world even more believable.
- Nick Park

Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper.
About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer
is garbage that no one ever reads.
- Andy Rooney

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic
need for education in our society.
- Kent Conrad

I got interested in computers and how they could be
enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.
- Eugene Jarvis

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men,
but that men will begin to think like computers.
- Sydney J. Harris

Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant,
are oppressing us.
- Jef Raskin

Even in the developing parts of the world,
kids take to computers like fish to water.
- Nicholas Negroponte

Computing is not about computers any more.
It is about living.
- Nicholas Negroponte

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
- Doug Larson


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