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“How to learn anything fast!” – Pat Wyman, HowToLearn.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Today I am

grateful for another great newsletter

from Pat Wyman, HowToLearn.com

– Doc Meek

the best online learning sites

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How To Find The Best Online Learning Sites For Kids

By Asa Zanatta on April 24, 2012

The best online learning sites help kids

develop reading, math and study skills

while at the same time minimizing the

time burden on parents.

Studies have shown that children who are not well above average in reading and math by grade 3 are unlikely to excel in school later on.

How can parents find the best online learning sites to help their kids academically during the elementary school years?

Parents have increasingly turned to online learning, and the best online learning sites are now available to families in their own home.

However, it’s important to select websites which will help your kids excel, and not just entertain them.

The 3 skills your child really needs to succeed in school:

1. Reading skills. Reading skills enable almost all other learning.  Kids that fall behind in reading, will tend to stay behind, as they will not have the toolset to learn effectively.

2. Math skills. Math, far more than any other subject, builds upon itself.  Counting leads to addition which leads to multiplication and so on.  Poor numeracy skills lead to increasing struggles each year and development of “math anxieties”.

3. Study skills. This is the ability to focus, work independently and overcome challenges. The correlation between success in school and early “self-regulation” skills is well established.

The best online learning sites emphasise reading and math skills above all else, and allow young kids to work independently, thus helping to develop study skills.

Here is what you should be looking for in the best online learning sites:

1.  Education or “edutainment”? The “educational” label is applied to countless games and sites with very marginal educational benefit.  What percentage of the time is your child working on truly educational material?  If it is under 75%, move on.

2.  Personalized or one size fits all? The best online learning sites adopt their lessons to your child’s skill set, not vice versa. If a program only offers ‘grade level’ activities, think again.

3.  Is student performance tracked? Good online tools tract each child’s performance from one day to the next so that a natural progression is maintained and reports are provided to parents.

4.  Is the material curricula-based? The best online learning sites are based on nationally recognized curricula; this ensures that you’re not missing important areas.

5.  Is the site focused on reading and math? If not, take a pass.

6.  Can kids work independently? Young children should be able to start and complete lessons on their own.  It builds self-esteem, study skills and will save you a lot of time. The best online learning sites have simple interfaces and good audio instructions.

7.  Does the site automatically select lessons each day? Given the option, kids will often repeat “easy” or “fun” lessons that they have already mastered.  As a parent, you do not want to have to micro-manage every study session.  The best online learning sites will choose lessons automatically, based on student aptitudes and past performance.

8.  Are the lessons interactive? Look for sites which allow students to interact with the content even at the tutorial stage.

9. Is feedback immediate and meaningful? The best online learning sites reinforce correct answers and quickly correct wrong answers with encouragement to try again.

10.  Are lessons broken into short segments? Make sure the program is structured to deliver ‘bite-sized’ learning.

11.  Are there too many distractions? Avoid programs with advertisements or an overabundance of unnecessary graphics.

The best online learning sites fit into your family’s lifestyle and time constraints.

Kids will only benefit from regular study over the long term.

the best online learning sites

At K5 Learning, it’s our belief that most parents are extremely busy, and that programs which minimize the time burden on parents (through assessment, automatic lesson selection, student tracking, reporting, etc.) have the best chance of being sustained in the long term.

Asa Zanatta is Chief Mom Officer at K5 Learning, an online reading and math program for kindergarten to grade 5 students.  K5 allows kids to work independently, at their own skill level, and at their own pace, through over 3,000 award winning multi-media activities.

K5 Learning’s 14 day free trial includes free reading and math assessments and full access to K5, considered to be one of the best online learning sites for kids.

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Thank you Pat Wyman and Asa Zanatta for helping all of us help our kids to learn better and faster!

Doc Meek, Wed, Apr 25, 2012, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Pat Wyman honors and helps parents.” – Doc Meek

Monday, February 13, 2012.  Today, once again, I am grateful for Pat Wyman and the opportunities she provides parents and students on HowToLearn.com.  ~ Doc Meek

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Pat sends me newsletters regularly. Here is a good one for parents:
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Dear Doc,
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Here’s a quick note about some powerful new articles and resources for you on HowToLearn.com. Remember, new tips and articles appear every day on our home page, and you check the experts tab to ask experts your questions at at time.
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Enjoy,
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Pat Wyman
Founder, HowToLearn.com
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The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, Inc., 4535 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89102
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As always, Pat, thank you for your leadership! You are a true educator!
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Doc Meek, Mon, Feb 13, 2012, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“The Best Educational Toys 2011.” ~ Pat Wyman

Sunday, December 11, 2011. Today I am grateful for fellow researchers and educators who help us all to learn better and easier! Pat Wyman of HowToLearn.com is such a one.  ~ Doc Meek

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I hear from Pat Wyman regularly and I am grateful:

Dear Doc,

The Best Educational Toys 2011

It’s getting to be the holiday time, and you are sure to want at least one educational toy for your child or a friend. Educational toys today are fun and teach kids amazing news things, while they inspire creativity and raise self-esteem at the same time.

So, HowToLearn.com is proud to announce their annual Best Educational Toys 2011 and we thank MrsPinkelmeyer.com for being this year’s sponsor.

Learn more with better toys.

Warmly,

Pat Wyman

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

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Thank you, Pat Wyman and HowToLearn.com for great learning leadership!

Doc Meek, Sun, Dec 11, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek), Neurological Learning Facilitator

“What if you are smarter than you think?”

“What if you are more loving than you feel?”

“What if you can work harder than you know?”

https://docmeek.com

THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE, INC.

CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1

TONGA: Mele Taumoepeau, P.O. Box 60, Nuku’alofa

USA: Dr Meek (801) 738-3763, South Jordan, UT 84095

For brain health, also ensure heart health (short video):

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“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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This is your HowToLearn.com Newsletter.

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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
faster.

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

Benefits:

Friendships:

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
around.

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.

Warmly,
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

“A beautiful song for all mothers.” ~ Pat Wyman

Sunday, May 8, 2011. Today I am grateful for my mother, and her mother, who shaped my life and gladly shared their intelligence and wisdom with me. I am also grateful for my spouse, Jeannette, who is a great mother and grandmother. ~ Doc Meek

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Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers from Pat Wyman at
HowToLearn.com

As I count my blessings on mother’s day with two
wonderful children and a new grandchild, I want to share
this beautiful song with all mothers.

We would love to hear your special mother’s day stories
on our blog – leave a comment after watching the video.

Happy Mother’s Day

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=52GBd&m=1bUNfu6fEuPI2b&b=olpRfdKLnIfUZiqZu7Oazw ***

With love,
Pat Wyman
Founder, HowToLearn.com

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

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*** Video from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taZzqFznpGw&feature=player_embedded

An original Mothers Day song by Eddie Kilgallon, for his mom and yours! http://www.eddieksongs.us/

Eddie is on the Advisory Board of Songs Of Love, and YOU can help by downloading this song at:

http://www.songsoflove.org/MothersDay

*** Here’s an animated version of Eddie Kilgallon’s beautiful Mother’s Day song (also the words are larger and clearer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4krSmmRuus

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I did leave a comment on Pat Wyman’s website:

Dear Pat,

I am so grateful for your leadership of love and learning. This “Mother’s Day Song” is a treasure!

Thanks to you and to Eddie Kilgallon, who created the song.

Blessings and Gratitudes,

Doc Meek
docmeek.com
Sunday, May 8, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

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Thank you, Pat Wyman and Eddie Kilgallon, for your leadership in learning and love!

Doc Meek, Sun, May 8, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Does your child really have ADHD?” ~ Dr. Guffanti

Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Today I am grateful for leaders like Pat Wyman and Stephen Guffanti, MD, who can show us ways to help kids learn, even when others say it is hopeless! ~ Doc Meek

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Message from Pat Wyman, Founder, HowToLearn.com

Dear Doc,

Our Official HowToLearn.com ADHD expert, Stephen Guffanti,
M.D., has written a very practical book called, Does Your
Child Really Have ADHD?

He was kind enough to give us a nice long excerpt called
“A Tale of Two Viewpoints” about learning style
mis-matches which includes a deeply personal look into his
own life as a child with ADHD.

I am certain that you will find the information
exceptionally helpful and there is a video as well on
one of Dr. Guffanti’s patient’s, Charley.

Read Dr. Guffanti’s book excerpt here:

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=52GBd&m=1fRRiujVDuPI2b&b=4vEWSrcozy7fHhUbrtVloA

Warmly,
Pat Wyman
Founder, HowToLearn.com

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

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Thank you, Pat Wyman and Stephen Guffanti, for your remarkable contribution to learning and children!

Doc Meek, Wed, May 4, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Controversial study on cellphone hazards.” ~ Doc Meek

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Monday, April 18, 2011. Today, once again, I am grateful for Pat Wyman and her HowToLearn.com website. I have long known that cellphone EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation) interferes with cell signalling and learning. Pat looks at the possibility of cancer in cellphone users. ~ Doc Meek

Today: New article on the HowToLearn.com blog –

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Does Your Cellphone Cause Cancer?

We would love to hear your replies on the blog to the
question about cellphones and cancer.

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The New York Times recently released an astonishingand extensive article on this subject.

What do you have to say?

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Warmly,
Pat Wyman
Founder, HowToLearn.com

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

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Thank you Pat Wyman and HowToLearn.com for highlighting our cellphone awareness!

Doc Meek, Mon, Apr 18, 2011, Sherwood Park, AB, CANADA

ADDENDUM:

INTERPHONE study released: Heavy mobile users risk cancer

cell-phone-brain-tumor-713.png Time Online reports on the first in a series of combined data analyses of head and neck tumours published as part of the internationally coordinated INTERPHONE project, a 10-year study — the largest of its kind, compiling research from 13 countries, overseen by the World Health Organisation.

Results of the much anticipated report have been delayed over time as researchers disagreed over how to interpret the data. Below are excerpts from the report: 

quotemarksright.jpg People who use their mobile phones for at least 30 minutes a day for 10 years have a greater risk of developing brain cancer. The chance of suffering from a malignant tumour is increased by more than a third with prolonged use.

 The results of the study, which will be published this week, show that only those in the “heaviest user” category are at increased risk of developing glioma tumours, a type of brain cancer.

 This category, however, includes anyone who regularly uses their handset for more than 30 minutes a day.

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“Weird tip to shed fat after the holidays.” ~ Pat Wyman

Tuesday, December 28, 2010. Today I am grateful for Pat Wyman, and her willingness to share what she learns with the rest of us.

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Pat Wyman, M.A.; Best Selling Author, Learning vs.Testing; America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert

This is your Instant Learning Tips Newsletter from HowToLearn.com

Today:  Weird Tip To Shed Fat After The Holidays

Dear Doc,

If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably had a little trouble
keeping the weight off over the holidays…

Could be that your excess ‘baggage’ is all over, or maybe
just in certain areas like your belly – or maybe just your
hips or thighs like me…

And like anything else you’ve been struggling with, you
might suspect that there is something out there that could
help that you just don’t know about yet…

After all, you know that diets just don’t work-

-and all that treadmill exercise is way too boring and takes
too much time-

-and any weight you do lose ends up right back on your body
once you’re forced to stop the crazy dieting and exercise
routines!

Am I right?  I thought so…

…then I know you’re going to be happy to hear more about
this UNIQUE NEWS story I just finished reading:

The facts are, a formerly overweight Michigan couple LOST
OVER 101 POUNDS of fat in just a few months by stumbling on
this 1 weird trick that burns fat for 3 FULL DAYS from just
15 minutes…

…yeah, that’s what I thought too, it DOES sound amazing!

You can even see their before and after pics on their website
right here: (make sure your speakers are turned on as Rob starts
speaking when you get to the site)

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=52GBd&m=1fAF9vMhR8PI2b&b=kQSyAvOX3EDRUR0qvIHtGw

But here are the other important facts from this unusual
story you’ll want to know about first:

1. They did it by enjoying delicious foods several times a
day, EVERY DAY, never hungry a minute…

2. They DID NOT do one minute of ‘cardio’ exercise, but
still lowered their resting heart rate and developed the
near-boundless energy of a spry teenager…

3. In addition to the weight loss, he lost nearly 10 INCHES
OF BELLY FAT, and she dropped 8 DRESS SIZES, going from a 12
to a 4…

4. They did this all while doing almost the EXACT OPPOSITE
of what most fitness experts have been teaching us for
years…

I did not repost the full story in this newsletter, but you’re
probably already wondering about all the other details…
don’t worry-

-you’re going to learn everything you need to know
(including the inspiring before and after pics) at Rob’s
website, right here: (make sure your speakers are turned
on as Rob starts speaking when you get to the site)

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=52GBd&m=1fAF9vMhR8PI2b&b=kQSyAvOX3EDRUR0qvIHtGw

Rob even shows you the 5 BIG MISTAKES you’ve probably
been making trying to lose the weight, among all the tricky
little details of their fascinating, life-changing discovery.
Enjoy, and you’ll thank me later 😉

To your health and fitness,

Pat Wyman
Founder, HowToLearn.com
P.S. I lost 10 pounds recently!

The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, Inc., 4535 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89102 …………………………………………………………….

Thank you, Pat Wyman, for sharing your secrets with us for shedding fat after the holidays!

Doc Meek, Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at my own computer in South Jordan, Utah, USA

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
Learning Specialist https://docmeek.com

For brain health, ensure heart health (short video):
http://www.amiraclemolecule.com/themeekteam
More on heart health http://www.themeekteam.info
Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE, INC.
CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
TONGA: Mele Taumoepeau, P.O. Box 60, Nuku’alofa
USA: 3688 W 9800 S, #138, South Jordan, UT 84095

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“Visualize your goals & win,” by Pat Wyman

Wed, Sept 15, 2010. I am always grateful to hear from my educator colleague, Pat Wyman. She emailed me with her “HowToLearn.com Instant Learning Tips Newsletter.”

Pat Wyman, M.A. Best Selling Author; Learning vs.Testing; America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert

Dear Doc,

Have you ever set goals, or had your child set goals, only to
notice they went by the wayside?

Over the years, I’ve noticed that setting goals without
actually seeing them in your mind, tends to limit their
achievement.

Finally, I found a great tool that allows you to set goals,
sub-goals, manage tasks, build habits, visualize your goals with
a vision board and more…

Check it out here:

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=52GBd&m=1f1U1YMytOPI2b&b=daVmYaJ5q6cLWZnLCC5k_w

Warmly,
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!

Doc Meek, Wed, Sept 15, 2010, at Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
Learning Specialist https://docmeek.com

For brain health, ensure heart health (short video):
http://www.amiraclemolecule.com/themeekteam
More on heart health http://www.themeekteam.info
Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE, INC.
CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
TONGA: Mele Taumoepeau, P.O. Box 60, Nuku’alofa
USA: 3688 W 9800 S, #138, South Jordan, UT 84095

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