Quotes About Grades

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Thalia Chaltas
“I got an A on the third quiz in American history,
an A,
dammit.
Last time I got a B
up from a C
and my father said,
"if you can get a C
you can get a B,
if you can get a B
you can get an A."-
I got an A
and my father said,
"grades don't mean anything.”
Thalia Chaltas, Because I Am Furniture

Julie Anne Peters
“Would I cheat to save my soul?
No.
But to save my G.P.A.?
Yes.”
Julie Anne Peters, Luna

Robert M. Pirsig
“As a result of his experiments he concluded that imitation was a real evil that had to be broken before real rhetoric teaching could begin. This imitation seemed to be an external compulsion. Little children didn’t have it. It seemed to come later on, possibly as a result of school itself.

That sounded right, and the more he thought about it the more right it sounded. Schools teach you to imitate. If you don’t imitate what the teacher wants you get a bad grade. Here, in college, it was more sophisticated, of course; you were supposed to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher you were not imitating, but taking the essence of the instruction and going ahead with it on your own. That got you A’s. Originality on the other hand could get you anything – from A to F. The whole grading system cautioned against it.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Alfie Kohn
“Some who support [more] coercive strategies assume that children will run wild if they are not controlled. However, the children for whom this is true typically turn out to be those accustomed to being controlled— those who are not trusted, given explanations, encouraged to think for themselves, helped to develop and internalize good values, and so on. Control breeds the need for more control, which is used to justify the use of control.”
Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise and Other Bribes

Jasper Fforde
“I've managed to bring the backlog down to a mere sixty-eight years," she announced with some small sense of achievement. "I hope to be able to start marking the papers of pupils who are still alive by the end of the decade.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

Chamera Sampson
“I mask my hate. I mask my pain. One thing that I can't mask is my dwindling grade point average." -Dreams, Smiles, and Bloody Tears”
Chamera Sampson

Gayle Forman
“I didn't give it much thought back then. I just wanted to get all the words straight and collect my A.”
Gayle Forman, Just One Day

“In the best classrooms, grades are only one of many types of feedback provided to students.”
Douglas B. Reeves

Andrew Clements
“Robert said, "This is great, huh? Sorry to butt in and everything, but I really need the extra points. For my grade."

Ben nodded and tried to smile. Right, for his grade. He probably wanted to get an A++ in social studies instead of just an A+”
Andrew Clements, We the Children

Stefanie Weisman
“As you work to become a better student, remember that learning is far more important than the numbers on your transcript. I know it can be hard sometimes to remember what you're in school for. In some places, students go crazy over a tenth of a point - but this is an unhealthy and unsustainable way to manage your education. The real reason you're in school is to grow as a person and fulfill your potential.”
Stefanie Weisman, The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College

Dorothy Canfield Fisher
“What's the matter?" asked the teacher, seeing her bewildered face.

"Why—why," said Elizabeth Ann, "I don't know what I am at all. If I'm second-grade arithmetic and seventh-grade reading and third-grade spelling, what grade am I?"

The teacher laughed at the turn of her phrase. "you aren't any grade at all, no matter where you are in school. You're just yourself, aren't you? What difference does it make what grade you're in! And what's the use of your reading little baby things too easy for you just because you don't know your multiplication table?”
Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Understood Betsy

Criss Jami
“It is a healthy approach not to expect persons to turn out precisely how you would have wished.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Stefanie Weisman
“Don't forget that your happiness is the most important thing, and that you should never equate your GPA or school with your sense of self-worth. . . . If you're feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and remind yourself that you are not your grades.”
Stefanie Weisman, The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College

“الهدف من الدراسةالتعلم, وليس الحصول على ومعدل عالي! فعندما تجعل غايتك الأولى,ستحصل على الثانية.وعندما تجعل غايتك الثانية,ستصعب عليك الأولى.”
Kholoud Yasser

“What's the matter?" asked the teacher, seeing her bewildered fact.

"Why—why," said Elizabeth Ann, "I don't know what I am at all. If I'm second-grade arithmetic and seventh-grade reading and third-grade spelling, what grade am I?"

The teacher laughed at the turn of her phrase. "you aren't any grade at all, no matter where you are in school. You're just yourself, aren't you? What difference does it make what grade you're in! And what's the use of your reading little baby things too easy for you just because you don't know your multiplication table?”
Dorothy Canfield

“Successful People studied to gain knowledge not to gain Grades.”
Udayveer Singh

Dorothy Canfield Fisher
“This time Elizabeth Ann didn't answer, because she herself didn't know what the matter was. But I do, and I'll tell you. The matter was that never before had she known what she was doing in school. She had always thought she was there to pass from one grade to another, and she was ever so startled to get a little glimpse of the fact that she was there to learn how to read and write and cipher and generally use her mind, so she could take care of herself when she came to be grown up. Of course, she didn't really know that till she did come to be grown up, but she had her first dim notion of it in that moment, and it made her feel the way you do when you're learning to skate and somebody pulls away the chair you've been leaning on and says, "Now, go it alone!”
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Criss Jami
“If only we were all better educated. If then, higher education would at last be a journey for skill and knowledge rather than for power and status.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Lailah Gifty Akita
“My priority is not about grades. I yearn for knowledge, skills and wisdom.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Robert M. Pirsig
“Grades really cover up failure to teach. A bad instructor can go through an entire quarter leaving absolutely nothing memorable in the minds of his class, curve out the scores on an irrelevant test, and leave the impression that some have learned and some have not. But if the grades are removed the class is forced to wonder each day what it’s really learning. The questions, What’s being taught? What’s the goal? How do the lectures and assignments accomplish the goal? become ominous. The removal of grades exposes a huge and frightening vacuum.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

“Jedes Volk, das sich an einer von der europäischen Naturwissenschaft festgesetzten Notenskala messen lässt, steht immer als Kulturverbund höherer Affen da.
Das Notengeben ist sinnlos. Jeder Versuch, die Kulturen nebeneinander zu stellen, um zu bestimmen, welche davon am höchsten entwickelt ist, führt immer nur dazu, daß die westliche Kultur noch einen weiteren beschissenen Versuch unternimmt, den Haß auf ihren eigenen Schatten auf andere zu projizieren.
Es gibt nur eine Art und Weise, eine andere Kultur zu verstehen. Sie zu _leben_. In sie einzuziehen, darum zu bitten, als Gast geduldet zu werden, die Sprache zu lernen. Irgendwann kommt dann vielleicht das Verständnis. Es wird dann immer wortlos sein. In dem Moment, in dem man das Fremde begreift, verliert man den Drang, es zu erklären. Ein Phänomen erklären heißt, sich davon zu entfernen. Wen ich anfange, mit mir selber oder anderen von Qaanaaq zu reden, habe ich fast wieder verloren, was nie richtig mein gewesen ist.”
Peter Hoeg Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow

“Have faith that your child's brain is an evolving planet that rotates at its own speed. It will naturally be attracted to or repel certain subjects.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Your old grade book is a waste of space and time. Don't hesitate; just throw it Out.”
Starr Sackstein

“Playing to passion when you can will keep students motivated and working toward mastery.”
Starr Sackstein, Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School

Lucian Costache
“Ce frumos il fac pe trei!”
Lucian Costache

Lailah Gifty Akita
“My priority is not about grades. I seek yearn for knowledge, skills and wisdom.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Best thing to do without doing anything is to listen.
Listening to you heart will give you good, true, pure love.
Listening to your partner will give you happy and healthy relationship.
Listening to at school will give you good grades, results and a guarantee pass
Listening at work will give make you productive employee and you will excel in what you do.
Best thing to do without doing anything is to listen.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

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