bLiTz learning method
Some of us have more money, some less, some have more weight, some less, but we all have the same amount of time in a day. You can spend money then earn it again, you can lose weight then gain it back, but time…time you can never lose then get it back nor can you spend it then earn it, buy it, rent it, or borrow it. Time is our most precious currency, our treasure, and that’s why we should be the absolute Lords of our Time.
Yet, the majority of people are not lords of their own time, especially when it comes to education because they spend at least 12 years of their life in schools where they mostly:
- do not have a clear and practical goal
- learn only theory
- learn about topics that do not interest them at that particular moment
- attend classes that they have not themselves chosen
- attend classes that have a low energy and atmosphere because most of the students present are disinterested
- sit motionless spending time in classes in the worst possible physical and mental state
- depend on just one person for grading their skills, creativity, and talents in some subject
At the end of schooling, most students do not possess any skills that they can use in practice. In the business world, they need practical knowledge, skills for stress management and solving problems in a constructive way. In the real world, their work, songs, poems, books, drawings, and products are graded by the market consisting of thousands, millions, or billions of people.
Instead, they spend TWELVE YEARS on something impractical where the grading of their skills, creativity, and talents depends on just one person. Instead of developing their talents and acquiring practical skills, they spend twelve years on things that do not interest them. How INEFFICIENT! How UPSIDE DOWN!
Universities don’t sell knowledge. They sell status behind the mask of knowledge.
Every child, when it is born, brings a unique talent of its own to this world. And instead of extinguishing children’s talents and teaching them not to believe in themselves through these inefficient and backward methods, we have a duty to cultivate their unique, colorful talents and to show them that there are better and more efficient methods of learning.
Fortunately, there are different more efficient methods of learning. One of them is the method of agile planning and learning. The agile method is great. I like it. This is the best method that the modern world knows of. But I prefer the bLiTz method.
What is the bLiTz learning method?
Imagine the minutes you spend learning something as bullets (of love), your physical and mental condition during learning as a weapon (of love), and the goal you want to achieve through learning as a target.
The number of minutes you have at your disposal is limited and, as we have already said, once you spend them you cannot get them back. It is therefore necessary to spend absolutely every minute of learning in the most efficient way possible.
For this to be possible, you need to set a clear, practical, and measurable goal and to be in an optimal physical and mental state during your learning session. With an optimal weapon and a clear target, you can aim every precious bullet directly at the target and not waste them in vain by shooting all around or not knowing what you are aiming at.
The bLiTz learning method is a method where every minute of learning is used in the most efficient way possible in an optimal physical and mental state to achieve a clearly established practical goal in the shortest possible time period.
What does that look like in practice?
Clear, practical, and measurable goal
Before the lessons begin, the student, with the support of the teacher, sets a clear, practical, and measurable goal.
There is NO GRADING, so the student directs all his energy towards achieving his own personally set practical goal, and not towards some impractical goal such as an excellent grade.
Since there is no grading, the student is not under stress or pressure to obtain excellent grades, to neglect practical knowledge, and to use all possible moral and immoral means in order to fulfill the expectations of the school, teacher, and parents despite the fact that some subjects are simply not for him or simply do not interest him.
Since there is no grading, the student does not learn to compete with others, but rather compete WITH HIMSELF and to work towards achieving a goal that he has personally HIMSELF set.
After 24 lessons, I want to enrich my English language vocabulary by 240 words and gain the ability to verbally construct sentences without vocal pauses such as “hmm” or “uuh”.
After 48 lessons, I want to get my brain used to the sounds and rhythms of the English language and therewith gain the ability to understand and follow fluent speech in English language without straining myself and without the need for repetition.
Optimal physical and mental state
The student and the teacher achieve an optimal physical state during the lesson by MOVING, that is, walking at a natural pace through the city or nature. And that which is healthy for the body, is also healthy for the mind, so movement also creates the basis for an optimal mental state.
The student and the teacher achieve an optimal mental state during the lesson through CONSTANT INTERACTION, working on TOPICS that MOST INTEREST them in that given moment, and with a STRONG WILL POWER.
When we are in a CONSTANT INTERACTION with others, we follow their face, movements, and speech, we are more awake, our brain functions optimally, and we are creating a beneficial sense of friendship.
When we work on TOPICS that MOST INTEREST us in a given moment, we are more aroused, our attention increases, we process information extremely well and remember huge amounts of it.
When we have a STRONG WILL POWER, we can work towards achieving our goal under any external influences and weather conditions, whether in the sun, rain, wind, or snow. To a mind whose excellent mood and inner state are independent and immune to external influences and weather conditions, every condition is an excellent condition.
The student and the teacher smiling walk in the rain with umbrellas and talk about aikido in the English language because the student has a desire to again start practicing aikido. Since the teacher is not well acquainted with aikido, the student, with great excitement, describes the whole concept of this martial art to the teacher.
From this conversation, arises the topic of time management. From this conversation, arises the topic of things that you would like to devote more time to, and so the student and the teacher constantly talk about different topics and therewith broadly enrich the student’s vocabulary. All this in an optimal physical and mental state.
Efficient use of minutes
With a clearly defined goal and an optimal physical and mental state, the foundation for an efficient use of minutes is created. And what leads to the most efficient use of minutes is a constant interaction EXCLUSIVELY in the language that the student wants to learn, whether the student is a beginner or an expert. No translating!
A constant interaction exclusively in the student’s non-native language encourages the student to constantly think in that language and to constantly adjust his brain to the sound frequencies of that language. With time, this increases the student’s neural efficiency and allows him to process the words and sounds of that language as fast as in the native language.
From the very beginning, the teacher talks to the student EXCLUSIVELY in the English language, even if the student knows no word in English. The teacher repeats words and gestures until he gets the impression that the student has mastered them, then proceeds with new sentences.
The teacher pays attention to what the student is most interested in and sees that this increased interest is maximally utilized for learning new words. If the student is interested in basketball, then they both spend several lessons on a basketball court.
With each lesson, the student becomes more and more advanced as his vocabulary grows and as his brain increasingly adapts to the sound frequencies of the English language.
The bLiTz learning method is suitable and adaptable for learning any subject and for all ages.