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Teaching Middle School Quotes


"Teaching at university isn't like teaching in an art school." - Barbara Kruger

"Success isn't about winning everything; it's about achieving your dream, be that teaching middle school or flying jets. And no matter what we as individual women want, no matter what our goals, we have to support one another." - Zosia Mamet

"Success isn't about winning everything; it's about achieving your dream, be that teaching middle school or flying jets. And no matter what we as individual women want, no matter what our goals, we have to support one another." - Zosia Mamet

"Our approach to education has remained largely unchanged since the Renaissance: From middle school through college, most teaching is done by an instructor lecturing to a room full of students, only some of them paying attention." - Daphne Koller

"Let's stop teaching to the middle and start teaching to the student." - Geoffrey Canada

"Howard Zinn ran what is called the Zinn Education Project. It is a radical, radical bunch of insane lunatic leftists. And there is a project at the Zinn Educational Project: A People's History of Muslims in the United States - What School Textbooks and the Media Miss. And this program is teaching your high school student, juror junior high or middle school student." - Rush Limbaugh

"I was a man by middle school." - Edgerrin James

"The fundamental purpose of school is learning, not teaching." - Richard DuFour

"The lessons one learns at school are not always the ones the school thinks it's teaching." - Salman Rushdie

"In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in High School to teaching remedial English in college." - Joseph Sobran

"Nothing could be as hard as middle school." - Zooey Deschanel

"I started cooking out of middle school depression." - Zac Posen

"I haven't done improv since I was in middle school." - Gillian Jacobs

"I was voted funniest person in my middle-school yearbook. So I guess I was funny in middle school?" - Cecily Strong

"I was home schooled in high school but was definitely the nerd in middle school." - Nicole Anderson

"I was a competitive swimmer in middle school and high school." - Katharine Mcphee

"School prepares for the alienating institutionalization of life by teaching the need to be taught." - Ivan Illich

"I believe in teaching, but I do' believe in going to school." - Robert Frost

"Teaching school is but another word for sure and not very slow destruction." - Thomas Carlyle

"I believe in teaching, but I don't believe in going to school." - Robert Frost

"Delaware State began as a school bent on service - teaching education, social services and nursing." - Michael N Castle

"Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards." - James S Coleman

"My teaching career started with me teaching comp at a very small school in Buffalo. And I was terrible at that point. They never should have hired me." - Rob Roberge

"I moved in fourth grade in the middle of the school year, and I was the new kid in school." - Michael Steger

"Maybe I should go back to teaching school about crazy people instead of being one. (Jim Alvin)" - Patricia Briggs

"It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri" - Dan Simmons

"Teaching school is like having jumper cables hooked to your brain, draining all the juice out of you." - Stephen King

"One of [ways being lucky] was to go to school during the Great Depression because teaching became a plum job." - Kurt Vonnegut

"When I did Inherit the Wind, I learned about teaching school. I also found out what a fundamentalist was." - Dick York

"My father, Robert Ernst, was teaching as an architect at the technical high school of our city." - Richard Ernst

"When I started teaching at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000, no field-based courses in strategic philanthropy existed." - Laura Arrillagaandreesse

"If I had my choice, every high school would be teaching financial literacy along with math and science." - Gregory Meeks

"It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri." - Dan Simmons

"Money buys the most experienced teachers, less-crowded classrooms, high-quality teaching materials, and after-school programs." - Robert Reich

"Middle School is about as bad as it gets, and then it gets better." - R. J. Palacio

"I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education," - Rory Bremner

"People only rooted for the underdog in movies, not in middle school." - David Wright

"I've always loved punk music, since I was in my early teens, since middle school." - Anton Yelchin

"I was bullied a lot in middle school, and my bullies have since all apologized." - Rachel Bloom

"It's easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"When I was in middle school, I liked to make cartoons." - Pete Docter

"I've never run into a person who yearns for their middle school days." - Jeff Kinney

"In middle school, I had an '87 Regal. That was unheard of." - Young Jeezy

"I've never progressed very far from my days as a smart aleck in middle school." - Carl Hiaasen

"I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education." - Rory Bremner

"I've been entrepreneurial since middle school. I was always arranging bake sales, dances and school trips to raise money for the Dalton School." - Dylan Lauren

"'True School' is one great big reminder. It's a reminder to everybody in that middle school bracket that was in school when playing hard to get was out." - Monie Love

"I was bullied pretty badly especially in middle school. High school was not as bad as middle school, but I was not a macho kid at all. And the kids saw me as different from a very, very early age." - Cleve Jones

"I cannot teach - if I teach as teaching should be I become so exhausted I nearly die, I seem to have no middle gear." - James Tiptree Jr.

"I haven't taught creative writing all that much (my CW teaching consists of a few summer workshops for elementary school children and an eight-week class for older adults), and I don't really know what my teaching style is yet." - Mary J. Miller

"I didn't know what to do with myself. I wasn't excited by the teaching of the school. If they'd been intent on really teaching you things, I would have been a little more attentive." - Diane Cilento

"To change the media, you're gonna have to totally throw out every journalism school and get rid of everybody in every newsroom, and then you're gonna have to change the grade school and middle school and high school curriculum." - Rush Limbaugh

"I really had a rough time in middle school. Middle school to me was the way most people explain high school. Then in high school I had a blast. I basically did everything that you would do in high school or in college, so it really wasn't a difficult thing to pull out." - Hayden Panettiere

"Around middle school I studied jazz guitar and ended up playing in a jazz band for a bit. But, after high school, I haven't even touched a guitar." - Mike Tucker

"I kept hiding my smile in pictures throughout middle school and most of high school until picture day came my senior year." - Uzo Aduba

"I coach a high school wrestling team and a middle school team. I consider myself a coach and an activist, so I'm really involved in the community." - Nate Parker

"When I was in middle school, I always did well in school, but teachers either loved me or absolutely hated me." - Miles Teller

"We are from the very middle class family. We have not come from the English medium school. We came from our regional languages school." - Mamata Banerjee

"My high school experience was pretty good, but my middle school experience was god awful. It was horrible. I got picked on like no tomorrow." - Zachary Levi

"You want to help gay kids, you have to reach them in middle school and high school, when they're being bullied." - Dan Savage

"McCain is the kid who was really cool in middle school but never got high school game and people are sick of him acting like he's still popular." - Adam Mckay

"In middle school, I really didn't have music, but in high school, I remember taking a lot of choir and drama." - Adam Lambert

"I love this cornbread so much, I wanna take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant." - Tracy Morgan

"I wore bell bottoms in elementary school. Never wore elephant bells. Remember, this was middle Oklahoma in the '70s." - Garth Brooks

"I read the book [ 'Middle School' ]! There was nothing specific really, I think everything in the film was great!" - Jacob Hopkins

"In middle school I wrote a paper on Hemingway and none of the sentences had more than five words." - Elizabeth Crook

"I can pick a lock. How do you think I got into my parents' liquor cabinet in middle school?" - Richelle Mead

"I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons." - Greg Heffley," - Jeff Kinney

"It's well known that many girls have a tendency to dumb down when they're in middle school." - Sally Ride

"Friends at school were always quite shocked that we holidayed in Nigeria, but it was all pretty middle-class, really." - Chiwetel Ejiofor

"My neighborhood is fairly white, yet the local middle school is all black. It is bad. It is very bad." - Gene Weingarten

"Our school systems teach our children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud, by teaching evolution as fact." - Tom Delay

"I was very immersed in the world. I'm very worldly. I love world. I was immersed in my career, in school, in teaching." - Frederick Lenz

"Every spring he vowed to quit teaching school, and every summer he missed his pupils and searched for them on the streets." - Annie Dillard

"Any school for free citizens must begin by teaching distrust, not trust. It must teach questioning, not acceptance of stock answers." - Brian Herbert

"A school is a place through which you have to pass before entering life, but where the teaching proper does not prepare you for life." - Ernest Dimnet

"Anybody who knows the public school teacher world (knows) there's not a lot of money in teaching. You do it because you love what you do." - Kevin Sorbo

"That was the most offensive thing I've ever seen in 20 years of teaching - and that includes an elementary school production of hair." - Jane Lynch

"Since belief determines behavior, doesn't it make sense that we should be teaching ethical, moral values in every home and in every school in America?" - Zig Ziglar

"My younger sister retired a few years ago after a 30-year career teaching history and social studies at an inner-city high school." - Judy Woodruff

"I had a doctorate in biological anthropology. I got a post-doc at CWRU dental school in 1983 teaching gross anatomy." - Mary Doria Russell

"In Greenville, we were blessed to have lots of youth arts programs. I changed middle schools to go to an arts middle school. Then, when high school came, I went to normal high school for a little while before auditioning for the Governor's School for Arts and Humanities." - Danielle Brooks

"The worth of any educational process is to be measured by its product. Health teaching in the school is successful to the degree that it conserves and promotes the health of the school child." - Mabel Caroline Bragg

"I don't think it matters what school you go to, but I think it's important for parents to be involved. And to know that when school stops, learning continues, and to continue teaching at home." - Erykah Badu

"I do have a tendency to want to go back to school at all times in my life. Maybe I'll do the Ph.D. in art history when I'm 50, or maybe divinity school. I like teaching, too." - Jandy Nelson

"I used to work at a school as a teacher's assistant, and my mom is a principal at an elementary school. I don't know, I think that's a pretty good life, teaching kids." - Conor Oberst

"The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed." - William Bennett

"I did all sorts of jobs after drama school - working in a bar, as a teaching assistant. I probably learned as much from them as I did at drama school." - Laura Carmichael

"Any teaching of falsehoods in science classes should certainly be identified and stopped by school inspectors. School inspectors should be looking at science teachings to make sure they are evidence-based science." - Richard Dawkins

"You know, even growing up going to school, I had teachers that were against bilingual teaching. I never understood that. My parents always had me speak Spanish first knowing I was going to speak English in school." - Emily Rios

"High school was interesting, because I went from a public school middle school to an academy where the first year we were doing Latin, chemistry, biology. I mean, I was woefully unprepared for the type of study." - Kyle Chandler

"In middle school, I played quarterback. I was at a tiny school, so you played offense and defense - I played linebacker, and in high school I stopped playing around my sophomore year because of my acting stuff." - Jesse Plemons

"I'd be satisfied just coaching in high school. I turned down a number of colleges when I was teaching in South Bend, Indiana, before I went into the service. I honestly believe that if I hadn't enlisted in the service, I would never have left high school teaching. I'm sure I would have never left." - John Wooden

"The trend of offering individualized education plans, curricula, and lessons is going to help students tremendously. "Teaching to the middle" is one of the saddest concepts I've ever heard about." - Mike Lee

"My parents were there: in front of me, behind me, in the middle of my life at all times: reprimanding me, giving me confidence, teaching me valuable lessons, to help make me the man I am today." - Marcus Samuelsson

"I'm always represented as a bit of a class warrior - a bit Down With Men and Down With Middle-Class People. Whereas I'm actually very fond of men and am middle-class. I even went to boarding school in Perthshire." - Denise Mina

"I grew up in Queens, in New York City, in a middle class Jewish family. My mother was a public school teacher, my father was a lawyer. They were Democrats - kind of middle-of-the-road democrats." - Elliott Abrams

"I am teaching. Storytelling is teaching" - Frank Mccourt

"I kind of got into music in middle school, although at the time I didn't know it as punk music so much as just rock music." - Chris McCaughan

"If you are a middle manager avid to begin a quality initiative in a company ruled by an executive from the old school, look elsewhere for a job." - Mary Walton

"Greg starts a middle school and asks: Why is "bullies" such a big PROBLEM? And says people need to shave twice a day." - Jeff Kinney

"Most green-collar jobs are middle-skill jobs. That means they require more education that a high-school diploma, but less than a four-year degree." - Van Jones

"I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school. I had the middle part with a swoop, all that. It was the late '90s!" - Aaron Tveit

"It's bizarre. In middle school, I thought girls were running away from me, so when they ask for a picture now, I'm like, 'Really, what?!'" - Jacob Artist

"I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school. I had the middle part with a swoop, all that. It was the late "90s!" - Aaron Tveit

"I had a hard time in middle school. I was never really quite me until I was 16 or 17, and things like bullying didn't matter anymore." - Jason Wu

"I was also sitting in from the middle of senior year of high school at Sweet Basil, it was a great club in New York." - Jon Gordon

"I came from a very comfortable, middle-class family living in Highland Park, Illinois.Really growing up in a Jewish community with a fabulous public school." - Jill Stein

"All through my life, I was hated on. When I was in middle school, they used to write in my rhyme book, 'You suck' or 'This sucks.'" - Bob

"I started acting pretty young, so I haven't had too many odd jobs. But I used to sell candy out of my locker in middle school." - Paul Dano

"The formula for achieving middle-class success is simple: Finish high school; don't have a child before the age of 20; and get married before having the child." - Larry Elder

"When I was in middle school, and teachers lectured about World War II, the conflict seemed impossibly distant and irrelevant. And it had only happened 15 years earlier." - Don Kardong

"We would like to have every middle and high school become a place where there will be lots of examples of youth competence and confidence." - Bill Drayton

"I had a science teacher in middle school who inspired me... simply because she acknowledged me and made me feel that what I had to offer was worthy." - Marcia Gay Harden

"I can't get enough of London! I love all the picnic benches, the old-school phone booths and parks in the middle of the city." - Jessica Lowndes

"I was a huge bookworm, total nerd, so I was a victim in middle school. I was in three academic clubs, so I was an easy target." - Nicole Gale Anderson

"I played trumpet in middle school, and then I had to get braces, so I had to stop playing trumpet and start playing drums." - Brendon Urie

"In elementary and middle school, I threw kids against the wall. I rubbed their heads in the dirt at recess. I bit them. I even knocked teeth out." - Russell Wilson

"One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who could afford their own homes and send their children to school." - James Sinegal

"Middle class families are struggling to send their sons and daughters to school. For many Americans, a college education is essential to future success." - Albio Sires

"There is an epidemic right now of girls dumbing themselves down... in middle school because they think it makes them attractive." - Danica Mckellar

"When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, my middle school friends and myself really had no idea the impact of that diagnosis, but my family did." - Jenna Morasca

"People have disliked me. You know, in high school, I wasn't the most popular kid. I wasn't the nerdiest kid. I was kind of in the middle." - Jimmy Fallon

"My mom wouldn't let me buy clothes she didn't like, so I dressed like a middle-aged woman in high school." - Gillian Jacobs

"My middle school experience was pretty hellish. There was a lot of negativity, a lot of bullying and a lot of insecurity. It was the reason I ended up going to my arts high school because I was pretty bullied." - Zoey Deutch

"I wrote poetry in middle school and high school and even through college. It was bad. I just don't think I'm very good at writing poetry. I mean, the distillation, I think, is hard for me, but I love poetry." - Jesmyn Ward

"When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school." - Jensen Ackles

"When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalog ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school." - Jensen Ackles

"I was home schooled in high school but was definitely the nerd in middle school. I was in three academic clubs, a huge book worm, and the teacher's pet. I was kind of an easy target for bullies." - Nicole Anderson

"I was in theater when I was in elementary, middle school and high school. I didn't know it would be an actual profession for me. I didn't think of it as a reality." - Katie Cassidy

"Dr. Margaret Oda, a true trailblazer in education, served as Honolulu school district superintendent and was the driving force behind the middle-school concept and the first chairwoman of the Japanese American National Museum." - Colleen Hanabusa

"I worked in theater my whole life. My mom was a drama teacher at my middle school. In high school, I was Drama Club President every year, and then I auditioned for conservatory acting programs." - Jenn Proske

"I was always an actor, starting in middle school. I was in all the plays and all that. But dancing didn't come into my life until late into high school." - Harry Shum Jr

"My mom wanted to be a country singer, too, so country was always being played. And my girlfriends and I used to go to concerts, like Brad Paisley, in middle school and high school." - Jana Kramer

"What I'm really addicted to is getting people to understand that if their kids aren't competent readers coming out of middle school, it's really going to be hard for them in high school." - James Patterson

"I never even went to high school because I went straight from middle school into the music business. I don't really know what it is supposed to be like." - Cheyenne Kimball

"I really do believe some people are naturally novelists and some people are short story writers. For me, when I was in middle school or high school, I started with novels." - M K Hobson

"Education is thus a most power ally of humanism, and every public school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday school, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teachings?" - Charles Francis Potter

"Om Schooled is the perfect manual for anyone who wants to start teaching yoga to kids. This is not just a theoretical book-it is a step-by-step manual. Sarah Herrington shares the wisdom she has gained from her day-to-day experiences, for many years, teaching all ages of children yoga in the New York School system." - Sharon Gannon

"My life as a painter influences my teaching and my duties as president of CCA - and I hope some of the experience of working at an exciting art school also spills over into my studio work. I believe most artists are adept at juggling multiple responsibilities - whether it's work, teaching, caring for family members or attending to relationships - with their studio commitment." - Stephen Beal

"I learned very early on that it's necessary but not sufficient for scientists to go to school board meetings and say, "We shouldn't be teaching creationism." Being right doesn't mean it'll pass." - Eugenie Scott

"Failure is so much more interesting because you learn from it. That's what we should be teaching children at school, that being successful the first time, there's nothing in it. There's no interest, you learn nothing actually." - James Dyson

"When I was 19 I went to art school. I had six months of teaching myself to play baritone ukulele under my belt, so was sort of a novice folkie. ... I was singing folk songs at that time." - Joni Mitchell

"Primary (the LDS Church's Sunday school for children) is where you go to do with somebody else's mother the things you would do with your own mother if she weren't so busy teaching Primary." - George Eliot

"ACID Kreationz was founded in 2008. I formed this business with the purpose of paying my university tuition because my teaching salary would not be able to cover school payments." - St. Lucia

"Teaching high school was my real training as a novelist: it got me out of my head, and (at least a little) out of books, and invested me in the lives of others and the world around me." - Garth Greenwell

"I went back to graduate school because I wanted to avoid being a professional, to try to piece together a life that would let me avoid the tenure race and full-time teaching." - Garth Greenwell

"I was studying sculpture and painting and was working on a degree so I could become a teacher. I really liked teaching, and it was something I was pursuing when I got out of school." - Kurt Wagner

"A good doctor pursues his calling without any regard to a bad result. Otherwise, teaching in medical school might be called into question and where would we be then?" - Alain-Rene Lesage

"Still today, I cannot cross the threshold of a teaching institution without physical symptoms, in my chest and my stomach, of discomfort or anxiety. And yet I have never left school." - Jacques Derrida



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