Using the BIC method?

What is the BIC method you ask? It is the lost secret of much learning from long ago. It was once used extensively throughout the United States during the agricultural economy, the industrial revolution, and even the space race. In fact, many areas of the world still use the BIC method.

Have you figured it out?

BIC is an acronym for But In Chair. A wise old sage once said, give me a chalkboard and someone willing to learn, and I can teach anything.

But we live in the 21st century, right? Surely something as barbaric as attentive chair time is far to primitive a learning technique. While modern research doe exists about motion and kinesthetic learning, there are still many foundation level topics (especially in primary and secondary school) that require didactic instruction. Students just need to be told some things. If we waited around for students to serendipitously arrive at understanding meaningful, they’d be in the 8th grade for years.

Contrary to widespread belief, there is no “unicorns and rainbows” curriculum that makes school (namely math) easy to learn without any time and effort. There are no double-secret techniques that the teacher only shares with top-performing students. They’re top-performing due to judicious use of the BIC Method.

Plain and simple, the best way to improve at any acquired skill is through structured practice. Sports fans, why do think Jack Nicklaus is a golf legend? Because he watched some videos and bought some gadgets? Or because he pushed up his sleeves and did the dirty work of driving thousands of balls at the range, chipping and putting on the practice green for hours at a clip, and learning to judge course conditions? He absolutely practiced all aspects of the game until they were automatic.

Granted you may not be the Jack Nicklaus of math, but you can sure as heck learn to swing a club.

What’s holding you back? What are you afraid of. Save your GPA, and put in the BIC time needed to become skilled.