The normal curve is a distribution most appropriate to chance and random activity. Education is a purposeful activity and we seek to have students learn what we would teach. Therefore, if we are effective, the distribution of grades will be anything but a normal curve. In fact, a normal curve is evidence of our failure to teach.— Benjamin Bloom
Scandalous Learning Curve quotations
If you step up the self-education curve, you will come up with more answers than you can use.
Let a man go down as low as possible;
there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself.
I work with a lot of music programs and there's a steep learning curve to a lot of them. You can really find yourself trying to figure out how to do things, instead of making music. Now I have another tool with the Surface music kit.
So I went out and bought Hard Again by Muddy Waters.
That was a big learning curve. I listened to that album again and again and again. James Cotton was the harmonica player on that album.
I have a theory in life that there is no learning.
There is no learning curve. Everything is tabula rasa. Everybody has to discover things for themselves.
Finding another way to do what I know I can do pretty well.
A way that stimulates me. I'm always on some sort of learning curve. If I can continually be surprised then I'm alert.
When I say "an energy miracle," I mean that there will be some form of energy whose 24 hour cost really is competitive with hydrocarbons given, say, 20 years of learning curve. You invent it, then you look at how much its costs go down over the next 20 years, that it really beats hydrocarbons.
The problem for me is that I've never actually studied photography, so it's quite a steep learning curve. Cameras these days do so much for you automatically but I still think there's a point where you should actually know the technical side.
There is the desire of a consumer society to have no learning curves.
This tends to result in very dumbed-down products that are easy to get started on, but are generally worthless and/or debilitating.
We aren't upset when Paramount makes a $200 million movie that flops, but if a charity experiments with a $5 million fundraising event that fails, we call in the attorneys. So charities are petrified of trying bold new revenue-generating endeavors and can't develop the powerful learning curves the for-profit sector can.
In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, 'Thanks.'
It's interesting to be an adult and to have that level of ignorance about something, because the nice part about is you get that discovery. The learning curve is so rich and steep.
So there was something of a learning curve with doing your own thing and people seeing you outside of the band. I mean, people have never really heard my voice before - or heard a whole record of mine before. So it was a completely new experience.
I became CEO at the beginning of the hit on old economy stocks.
When something like that occurs in your first six months as a CEO of a more traditional branded firm, it makes for a fast learning curve.
I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water.
I set up my own label and publishing, etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago.
Long before I learned to do a sum in arithmetic or describe the shape of the earth, Miss Sullivan had taught me to find beauty in the fragrant woods, in every blade of grass, and in the curves and dimples of my baby sister's hand.
Sometimes relationships are short, sometimes long, sometimes they're very deep and intense, and drama school is a hell of a learning curve.
There's no real manual on being a parent.
There's no real manual on being a wife. I keep reminding myself, My mother did all this, only she never got to leave the house. OK, I can do this. We're all learning on our own learning curve.
There's always a learning curve, where you've got to learn what your subject is all about.
Before, it was just about making the films - and now it's releasing them.
Which is a steep learning curve.
I've never actually been a collector.
I like the learning-curve, but I buy things, sell them to finance other things.
Part of my learning curve as a novice screenwriter was peeling back the layers and getting to the core of the story. I was really blessed to have two amazing writing mentors who helped me along the way. They always encouraged me to be okay with a simple story.
I don't always have a five-year plan.
One thing you must do in life is keep your learning curve as high as possible.
I learned what I need to do in the long jump, what I needed to do in the javelin and I've been able to rectify those events. It's been a bit of a learning curve, which is good.
parenting isn't a noun but a verb--an ongoing process instead of an accomplishment. And that no matter how many years you put into the job, the learning curve is, well, fairly flat.
I have learned that failure is a part of success;
it's part of the learning curve. Sometimes you have to walk that road to achieve big things.
My mother always taught me never to look back in regret but to move on to the next thing. The amount of time people waste dwelling on failures rather than putting that energy into another project, always amazes me. I have fun running all the Virgin businesses-so a setback is never a bad experience, just a learning curve.
Everything in life is a lesson and I have learned from each marriage. Yes, I've made mistakes but every experience is a learning curve.
But I do think that when people say 'a learning curve,' they make a mistake. Learning to me always seems to go in a straight, ignorant line and then, every so often, takes a jump straight upward.
I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
I've finally learnt how to say, "No comment". To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.
I wouldn't change anything. I think that it's important to let things happen, and stay "happened". I think that's all part of the learning curve, part of fate. I'm just glad that it happened.
It's not like learning how to hit a curve ball in baseball.
I used to go to all the environmental conferences when I wasn't an invited speaker. I was just somebody in the back taking a lot of notes. It was when I was least visible that I came up with the most cool stuff. Now, because I don't get to be Clark Kent, I feel like my learning curve is slowing way down. I'm always afraid the conversation will move on and I'll be up at the front of the room saying last year's speech.