Subayi: Listen to classical music, guys. It helps with your intellectual development. //later Subayi (to Katz): Do your parents listen to classical music? Katz: No... Subayi: Did they ever tell you they don't listen to classical music? Maybe they listen to it when you're not at home to see it. //later Subayi (to all): Do any of your parents listen to classical music? Even if they don't, you should listen to it yourself. Your French grades would shoot up.
//using "sus" for "suspended" Roberts: This is music theory. I get that it's also this Among Us thing. Student: I don't know, Ms. Roberts. You sound kinda sus.
//class is silent and distracted again Roberts: Sometimes, I feel like it's just me and this pole right here. *taps floor-to-ceiling pole* Roberts: Good ol' trusty pole. Pole always listens to me, don't you, pole?
Roberts: Half the class is getting As, and half the class is getting Es. Roberts: We need that to change. We need to have everyone get an A. Hui: Or have everyone get an E.
Roberts: Open the handout; keep the handout; love the handout; memorise the handout.
//Imperial March playing Roberts: What character is this for? Student: That's Anakin Skywalker, nickname Darth Vader. Hui, sarcastically: "Yeah, hi, I'm Anakin, but you can call me Darth Vader."
Roberts: It's not a crime if you want it to rhyme. Roberts: Something about a dime. Roberts: We're running out of time.
//Roberts increasingly annoyed about distracted and silent class "Are you good? Is everyone okay? Did I go too far into the EQ thing? Did I blow your minds?" "Look, even Bitmoji Ms. Roberts is getting mad!" "Five of you aren't doing it. What are you doing? I'm gonna walk around -- or maybe I should gallop around." "Are your brains working? Did you turn them on this morning?" "Shriyan, are you the vampire in class sucking everyone's energy away? Let's blame Shriyan!" "Shriyan's the only variable between today and last class. We weren't like this last class." "Perseverance. That's what Ms. Roberts has today. I persevered, in spite of you all being zombies."
Ben Rozner: I hope to some day have as much confidence at Oldham has in our sightreading skills.
//chaotic roberts anthology, december 21 "This is, like, a metaphorical bucket." "It's called a 'break' because you're supposed to take a break." "You know how you're stressed? Teachers are also stressed!" "Isn't that like, a little, mini, thing?" "It's okay to sleep. It's okay to eat." "This one, you could dance to. I mean, I don't know if you'd want to. But some people would want to."