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1. "Students undergo a conversion in the third year of medical school - not pre-clinical to clinical, but pre-cynical to cynical."
Author: Abraham Verghese
2. "Research shows that children do better in school and are less likely to drop out when fathers are involved. Engaged parents can strengthen communities, mentor and tutor students, and demonstrate through their actions how much they value their children's education."
Author: Arne Duncan
3. "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling conventions. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.But this strategy alone couldn't provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."
Author: Barack Obama
4. "This world is like a big classroom, and USA is the teacher, while other countries are the students, as one student tries to mess with the teacher, or does something really bad. The teacher shall teach him a nice lesson. Use your brain before you try to mess with the odds."
Author: Barack Obama
5. "The top experts in the world are ardent students. The day you stop learning, you're definitely not an expert."
Author: Brendon Burchard
6. "Our students wanted to know everything: but only the newest theory seemed to them worth bothering with. Knowing nothing of the intellectual achievements of the past, they kept fresh and intact their enthusiasm for 'the latest thing'. Fashion dominated their interest: they valued ideas not for themselves but for the prestige that they could wring from them."
Author: Claude Lévi Strauss
7. "We were lying on our backs in the foothills, watching the sky and making a list called "Never." All the things we would never do. Let's never get married. Let's never get fat. Let's never sleep with a married man. Let's never stop being students, even after we graduate. Let's never get dull-eyed and ironic. Let's never get stuck in a rut-- or trapped in a life we didn't choose. Let's never grow bitter."
Author: Danzy Senna
8. "To make someone an icon is to make him an abstraction, and abstractions are incapable of vital communication with living people.1010 One has only to spend a term trying to teach college literature to realize that the quickest way to kill an author's vitality for potential readers is to present that author ahead of his time as "great" or "classic." Because then the author becomes for the students like medicine or vegetables, something the authorities have declared "good for them" that they "ought to like," at which point the students' nictitating membranes come down, and everyone just goes through the requisite motions of criticism and paper-writing without feeling one real or relevant thing. It's like removing all oxygen from the room before trying to start a fire."
Author: David Foster Wallace
9. "Bobby Edson, like most coaches, was a kind of mystic: he believed the cosmos was endowed with an ineffable muffling system that rendered all the racist, sexist, tasteless and denigrating remarks made by coaches inaudible to the students about whom they bellowed them."
Author: David James Duncan
10. "The reformers define the purpose of education as preparation for global competitiveness, higher education, or the workforce. They view students as "human capital" or "assets." One seldom sees any reference in their literature or public declarations to the importance of developing full persons to assume the responsibilities of citizenship."
Author: Diane Ravitch
11. "If we really want our students to become wild readers, independent of our support and oversight, sometimes the best thing we can do is get out of the way."
Author: Donalyn Miller
12. "Out similar characteristics in everyone. For example, law students were undisciplined and competitive, medical students strict and lacking a sense of humor, philosophy"
Author: Donato Carrisi
13. "It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."
Author: Edsger Dijkstra
14. "Although the terms teaching and learning are typically paired, those of us who teach know that students don't always learn. When I complained about this early in my teaching career, a colleagues chided me: "Saying 'I thaught the students something, they just didn't learn it' is akin to saying 'I sold them the car, they just didn't but it'"."
Author: Elizabeth F. Barkley
15. "THE TRUTH ABOUT PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION • American fifteen-year-olds rank thirty-fifth out of fifty-seven developed countries in math and literacy. • 30 percent of public school students don't graduate from high school. • Every day, 7,000 kids drop out of high school. • Of the 50 million children currently in public school, 15 million of them will drop out. • 25 percent of all public school math teachers did not major in mathematics or a math-related subject at a college or university. • Less than two-thirds of high school graduates are accepted to college every year. • One half..."
Author: Frank Luntz
16. "I have students who are now in chairs in five continents. They invite me to their inaugurals. A tremendous reward."
Author: George Steiner
17. "A popular Harvard business professor urged his students to read the obituaries in the New York Times before they read anything else, in order to learn from the lives of great men."
Author: Georges F. Doriot
18. "I loved statistics from a young age. And I studied very much in Sweden. I used to be in the upper quarter of all courses I attended. But in St. John's, I was in the lower quarter. And the fact was that Indian students studied harder than we did in Sweden. They read the textbook twice, or three times or four times."
Author: Hans Rosling
19. "Oh, Williamsburg. There was a point when you seemed like a scary, tough neighborhood, but now it's obvious that the graffiti on your walls gets put there by art students."
Author: Imogen Binnie
20. "Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. He was beaming at the students, his arms opened wide, as if nothing could have pleased him more than to see them all there."Welcome!" he said. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!""Thank you!"He sat back down. Everybody clapped and cheered. Harry didn't know whether to laugh or not."Is he — a bit mad?" he asked Percy uncertainly."Mad?" said Percy airily. "He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?"
Author: J.K. Rowling
21. "I've been going insane reading my students' papers. Apparently several of them think the Hubble Space Telescope is used to search the universe for hubbles." ~ Ithana Aaronson"
Author: Jeanne Birdsall
22. "..English teachers often take a right-wrong stance. I'd rather my students take a thinking stance."
Author: Jeff Anderson
23. "It's a staggering transition for high school students that found they could study five hours a week and make As and Bs."
Author: John Gardner
24. "Amherst is a liberal arts college, committed to providing students with a broad education."
Author: Joseph Stiglitz
25. "In short, we much struggle with the meaning of learning within our discipline and how best to cultivate and recognize it. For that task, we don't need routine experts who know all the right procedures but adaptive ones who can apply fundamental principles to all the situations and students they are likely to encounter, recognizing when invention is both possible and necessary and that there is no single 'best way' to teach."
Author: Ken Bain
26. "Now, once again, 2 students left. But of course they're a part of you now."
Author: Koushun Takami
27. "But the problem was, Sacks wasn't comparing herself to all the students in the world taking Organic Chemistry. She was comparing herself to her fellow students at Brown. She was a Little Fish in one of the deepest and most competitive ponds in the country—and the experience of comparing herself to all the other brilliant fish shattered her confidence. It made her feel stupid, even"
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
28. "H.I.V.E. will not tolerate unauthorized violence between students, especially students that have only been here for a matter of hours.""I was just introducing myself," Otto replied innocently. "I'm afraid I appear to have inadvertently offended them somehow."
Author: Mark Walden
29. "It was also, however, a favorite place for novices to stand and wait for innocent students to slip up by talking too loudly between classes.No novice has ever been created that could keep Gina quiet, however."
Author: Meg Cabot
30. "The teachers were focused on helping these students. The students benefited from hands-on teaching and a faculty who cared about them and their success in life and soon the students began to believe in themselves and the reality that they could make something of their lives."
Author: Michael N. Castle
31. "With homework, school prepares students for overtime. With reports, it prepares them for payday."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
32. "School overpopulates students' minds with too much of what happened yesterday; seldom with what the students can do today, or, tomorrow."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
33. "Zeb was kindergarten teacher--a good one. I always thought it was because he was the same emotional age as his students."
Author: Molly Harper
34. "Having already funneled its students to their respective classrooms, the school's front hall was empty, its glass showcase in the same neglected spot outside the front office. ... She looked at it briefly, her eyes sweeping over the faces of students whose adult trajectories would lead them either to gloss over these moments or to spend their lives pining for their return."
Author: Myla Goldberg
35. "As a financial historian, I was quite isolated in Oxford - British historians are supposed to write about kings - so the quality of intellectual life in my field is much higher at Harvard. The students work harder there."
Author: Niall Ferguson
36. "Everyone in those days expected that art students were wild, licentious characters. We didn't know how to be, but we sure were anxious to learn."
Author: Norman Rockwell
37. "Education occurs when students set out to educate themselves… the student will only learn, can only learn, what he chooses to learn…(An) advantage of not pushing is an innate sense (his) education is (his) responsibility and reward."
Author: Oliver DeMille
38. "The creation of NIT has ensured some seats for admission in undergraduate courses for students of Arunachal Pradesh, which will bound to uplift economics of locality directly or indirectly and help in enhancing human development index in the state."
Author: Pallam Raju
39. "In South Africa, being Chinese meant I wasn't white and I wasn't black. I trained in Baragwanath Hospital, the largest black hospital in South Africa. That was around 1976, the time of the Soweto Uprising, when police fired on children and students who were protesting. I was part of the group of interns who volunteered to treat them."
Author: Patrick Soon Shiong
40. "Honor students -- black, white, or Asia Minor -- tended to be nicer. Maybe they were just as mean on the inside, but they were scared of getting in trouble. Or maybe they were just as mean on the inside, but they'd been trained to be polite -- to give up their seats for old people and girls."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
41. "I tell students, when in doubt, to title their story after the smallest concrete object in their story. I warn them off plays on words, ('The Rent Also Rises'--no; 'Life in My Cat House'--no) and no grand reaches, either. 'Reverence,' 'Respect,' 'Regret,' 'Greed,' 'Adventure,' 'Retribution.' And never use the worst title of all time, 'The Gift,' a story I read six times a year."
Author: Ron Carlson
42. "Currently, only 70 percent of our high school students earn diplomas with their peers, and less than one-third of our high school students graduate prepared for success in a four-year college."
Author: Ruben Hinojosa
43. "Some students look at the problems that they're facing and they draw global conclusions from them. They say this is not just a professor giving me a bad grade or someone not sitting next to me in the cafeteria. This reflects that fact that I am not ready for college, or I shouldn't be in this college at all."
Author: Shankar Vedantam
44. "Teachers can be a living example to their students. Not that teachers should look for students to idealize them. One who is worth idealizing does not care whether others idealize them or not. Everyone needs to see that you not only teach human values but you live them. It is unavoidable sometimes you will be idealized -- it is better for children to have a role model, or goal, because then the worshipful quality in them can dawn."
Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
45. "Ah, group projects. Some people love 'em, some people hate 'em - okay, most people hate 'em. Your grade now depends on other people whom you may never have met before, and you've somehow got to do the impossible: find some time when a bunch of super-busy high school or college students can actually meet in person."
Author: Stefanie Weisman
46. "We owe every student in every neighborhood in New Jersey an equal opportunity to succeed. We know that more money, alone, is not the answer. We need to redefine success, and how we pursue that success, by the outcomes obtained by students."
Author: Thomas Kean Jr.
47. "I want to say to the literature teacher who remains wilfully, even boastfully ignorant of a major element of contemporary fiction: you are incompetent to teach or judge your subject. Readers and students who do know the field, meanwhile, have every right to challenge your ignorant prejudice. Rise, undergraduates of the English departments! You have nothing to lose but your A on the midterm!"
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
48. "I love the most the students with troubled lives."
Author: Wally Lamb
49. "The faster you go, the more students you leave behind. It doesn't matter how much or how fast you teach. The true measure is how much students have learned."
Author: William Glasser
50. "I loved school, I loved putting on my uniform and doing homework every day. I was one of those good students that the teachers liked. I guess that's got to be a pretty nerdy, geeky part of me."
Author: Yvonne Strahovski

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…Öylece durup, Handan‘a dönüsen Evgenia'yi, Evgenia‘ya dönüsen Handan'i ve bir anda ikisi birden olan Güzide‘yi izledim bir süre. Ikisi beni birakip gitmis olsa da, bu üç kadinda aslinda hep ayni kadini sevdigimi düsündüm. Hangi kadini? Ilk çocukluk arkadasim, o çelimsiz liseli kizi mi, en güçlü dayanagim, can yoldasim, cefakar karimi mi, yoksa yasamin her seye ragmen güzel oldugunu bana yeniden ögreten gün görmüs Evgenia'yi mi? Belki hepsini birden, belki hepsini ayri ayri ama üçünde de hep ayni kadini."
Author: Ahmet Ümit

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