Thinking in its lower grades is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
You know, it's been proven that 35 to 40 hours a year with one-on-one attention, a student can get one grade level higher.
I don't know why I always liked aerospace engineering.
I was in the 10th grade when I figured that's what I wanted to do.
When I was in seventh grade my mom caught me smoking cigarettes and punished me by making me smoke the entire carton. All it did was piss me off because I was out of cigarettes.
As a teacher you can see the difference in kids who have parents who were involved. That difference, by the time these kids get to the third grade, is drastic.
In third grade, I was taking tap-dance lessons, and about six weeks before the recital I wanted to quit. My mom said, 'No, you're going to stay with it.' Well, I did it, and I was bad, too! But my parents never let their kids walk away from something because it was too hard.
We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school.
All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.
I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem.
You always feel like a failure, like you're stupid.
It gets to be part of your everyday routine.
I expect to be there on Sunday. I expect to be there at practice. I think back to when I first started school in the first grade and how long it seemed to take to go from first through 12th.You figure in ninth grade you're never going to get out of high school, and you couldn't wait. Here I am in my 14th year and going on 13 for not missing basically a day of school
The only phenomenon with which writing has always been concomitant is the creation of cities and empires, that is the integration of large numbers of individuals into a political system, and their grading into castes or classes. It seems to have favored the exploitation of human beings rather than their enlightenment.
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors which death was imposing on her motionless face.
Some are able and humane men and some are low-grade individuals with the morals of a goat, the artistic integrity of a slot machine, and the manners of a floorwalker with delusions of grandeur.
They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.
Our life is like a land journey: too even and easy and dull over long distances across the plains, too hard and painful up the steep grades; but on the summits of the mountain, you have a magnificent view - and feel exalted - and your eyes are full of happy tears - and you want to sing - and you wish you had wings! And then - you can't stay there, but you must continue your journey - you begin climbing down the other side, so busy with your footholds that your summit experience is forgotten.
We have no higher life that is really apart from other people.
It is by imagining them that our personality is built up; to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot.
But there are advantages to being elected President.
The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
Buyers are graded not only on their successes, but also on their failures.
Too many hits means the buyer isn't taking enough chances.
To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school.
You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don't pay the price day in and day out, you'll never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind.
In grade school, I was a complete geek.
You know, there's always the kid who's too short, the kid who wears glasses, the kid who's not athletic. Well, I was all three.
Grading takes away all the fun from failing.
I stopped going to school in the middle of fourth grade.
Everyone grows up with the peer pressure, and kids being mean to each other in school. I think that's such a horrible thing, but I never really dealt with it in a high school way.
A boy or girl who has gone through the eight grades should possess a complete, practical education and should have received special training in some specific line of work, fitting him or her to earn a livelihood.
In sixth grade, my basketball team made it to the league championships.
In double overtime, with three seconds left, I rebounded the ball and passed it - to the wrong team! They scored at the buzzer and we lost the game. To this day, I still have nightmares!
When I was real young I wanted to play baseball.
I really loved playing center field, but that was never anything I was really ever that good at. I played up until I was in ninth grade.
I'm getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade.
I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business.