“How do you learn best?” ~ Pat Wyman, HowToLearn.com

Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Once again and always, I am grateful for Pat Wyman, of HowToLearn.com, who helps kids learn in so many great ways! ~ Doc Meek

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Today’s News:  What Kind of Learner Are You? Check out the cool New App

Check out the new app on HowToLearn.com, take the learning styles quiz and share your results with your friends, family, teachers and co-workers on Facebook, Twitter, or by email.

Why? There are lots of benefits to knowing how you learn best- read on for more…

Dear Doc,

Do you know how you learn best?  If you know for example
that you learn best by listening, you can record lectures
and other things, then play it back to learn and remember it

What if you’re a a more visual learner?  Then you think in
pictures and recall them quickly.

How about a kinesthetic, tactile learner?  Then you learn best
by doing.

There’s a new app on HowToLearn.com with a learning styles
quiz and you can share your learning styles results on facebook
with your friends.

Learning Styles Quiz App is Here



When people know how they learn best, they communicate better.
You can appreciate that your friend is a visual learner, all
neat and organized, and that you are a kinesthetic learner,
who learns more by doing and not necessarily being organized
in the same way as your visual friend.

In school:

Use your preferred learning style to recall
lectures in pictures, what you heard or how you feel about
the information.

Then on written tests, make pictures of what you read and the
pictures will help you recall the information faster.

Share your results with your teachers too – then they can

help you learn faster by using your preferred learning style.

At work:

Want to communicate bettter -use the new app and take the
learning styles quiz, then have your office share their results

You’ll all appreciate each other’s learning style more and
understand better ways to communicate.

Check out the new app here and share your results on Facebook,
Twitter, or by email.

Learning Styles Quiz App

Enjoy and have fun with the new app.

Pat Wyman
Founder, HowToLearn.com
The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, Inc., 4535 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Thank you Pat Wyman! You’re a true friend to students and their parents!

Doc Meek, Tues, Aug 30, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

2 Responses to ““How do you learn best?” ~ Pat Wyman, HowToLearn.com”

  • David Marshall:

    Thanks Doc. This is a good learning styles quiz but would be better if other learning styles aside from audio, visual and kinesthetic were considered. Gardener had 8 learning styles in his system and I understand that others have even more than that.

  • Hi David, Good to see you on THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE blog again!
    In a sense you are right. Here is a fun aptitude test to take (you answer yes or no to
    many questions about what you like or tend to do) and it will give you results in the
    array Howard Gardner developed (7 intelligences + 1 developed by Gary Harm = 8):


    The tricky part is: How many learning styles in the 8 intelligences? [Gardner posited
    one more–spiritualist–at one time and ultimately omitted it, probably to avoid any
    controversy in the secular education and psychology academic environments.]

    Simplistically, there are the usual three (3) learning styles (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)
    that are used to actuate, or work with, all 8 (or 9) intelligences [each intelligence does
    not necessarily equate with a different learning style; it simply means a different set
    or combination of processes, or learning modalities (styles, approaches) , is used for
    each of the 8 intelligences. All are still using some combination of the “classic” VAK
    (visual, auditory, kinesthetic).

    However, another way of looking at this is to say that humans actually have 7 “learning styles”
    or ways of learning, or ways of sensing incoming data. All we can use, apparently, are the 7 senses
    we all have (plus an 8th if we accept that–a spiritual sense).

    Here are the 7 “secular” senses:

    (1) Seeing (visual)
    (2) Hearing (auditory)
    (3) Feeling (kinesthetic, tactile)
    (4) Feelings (kinesthetic, affect, emotions)
    (5) Internal relationships of muscles, joints, organs, etc. (kinesthetic, proprioceptive)
    (6) Smelling (kinesthetic, olfactory)
    (7) Tasting (kinesthetic, gustatory)

    At least one of the above (if we omit spirituality) must be used if we are to learn.

    As you know, academic school work primarily utilizes the visual and auditory senses.
    There is not much utilization of the kinesthetic except in the arts and physical education.
    Hence, if a student’s learning style is primarily kinesthetic, s/he is predictably going to
    have low achievement in academic endeavors, unless s/he is taught to utilize synthesia
    (a neurological protocol of training one’s primary sense to carry over to, or be
    neurologically wired to, one of the other senses in common use in school settings.

    Sincerely and Synesthetically Yours,


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