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“What if you’re smarter than you think?” – Doc Meek

Thursday, May 10, 2012. Today, I am grateful for parents, teachers & students who endure.  – Doc Meek

Do You or Your Student or Your Child Have Reading Difficulties or Learning Difficulties? 

What if you are smarter than you think?

Einstein had overwhelming learning difficulties at school, and look at the creativity and accomplishment he brought to his life.


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A series of articles to help mothers, teachers & students with reading problems is at:

Doc Meek, Thurs, May 10, 2012, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“What if you are smarter than you think?”

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
Neurological Learning Specialist/Facilitator
[“Everyone” says: “He’s fun to work with.”]


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USA: Jeannette (801) 971-1812; South Jordan, Utah

CANADA: Jeannette (587) 333-6923, Calgary, Alberta

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




“Teaching ideas from” – Doc Meek

Saturday, February 18, 2012. Today I am grateful for teachers and parents who teach critical thinking in their classrooms and in their homes. – Doc Meek

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Teaching ideas to inspire a love of thinking and problem-solving!

  • Monopoly
    It was in the month of February, 1934, when Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania, showed what he called the MONOPOLY game to the executives at Parker Brothers. The game was rejected due to 52 design errors, but this didn’t stop the creative, unemployed Pennsylvanian. He went on to hand-make and sell 5000 copies of the game. The rest is history. To this day, Monopoly, the most popular money game in America, is available in 103 countries, has been translated into 41 languages, and has sold over 200 million copies. Prepare yourself for the next family game of Monopoly with this free printable activity from our award winning fourth grade book, Mathematical Reasoning Level E.

  • Propaganda
    Debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates are currently a hot topic in the media. These debates receive lots of radio and news coverage and candidates often sound quite convincing in their arguments. How do we really know if the candidates are sticking to facts? How do we become more critical of their techniques to convince us to vote for them? Try this free activity from the chapter, “Propaganda,” found in Critical Thinking Book 1. You’ll have a whole new set of cognitive tools to analyze the debates.
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  • Random Acts of Kindness Week – February 13th-19th
    February 13th-19th marks Random Acts of Kindness Week. Here at The Critical Thinking Co.™, we don’t wait for this week to come around every year in order to practice random acts of kindness; we do it all year round!The Critical Thinking Co.™ donates two or more free products to children in need every time an order is placed. Over the past year we donated tens of thousands of books and software. With your help, this year we will donate more than 100,000 educational products through our Critical Giving program. The Critical Thinking Co.™ encourages you to step into the spirit of Kindness Week and Refer a Friend to our company to receive a free $15 Amazon gift card.

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    “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


    Thank you,, for your classroom leadership!

    Doc Meek, Sat, Feb 18, 2012, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

New Granddaughter! – Doc Meek

Thursday, November 3, 2011. Today I am grateful for newborns, the world over. They remind us of innocence, new beginnings and new hope!

In many ways babies (and children)  teach us more than we teach them, eh? 😮 ~ Doc Meek

Glad parents of new baby Serena


Dear Mom and Dad of Serena,

Way to go! A precious daughter of God has been created in mortal form and welcomed to earth courtesy of you two great people!
(Especially you, Mom, since you did most of the “heavy lifting,” eh?)
Thank you for the beautiful pictures of beautiful people, big and small.
Loving Kindness, Dad
Doc Meek, Thurs, Nov 3, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Mediation preferable to court.” – Doc Meek

Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Today I am grateful that legitimate disputes can often be settled amicably by mediation and its variants. Such alternatives are often preferable to court action.

Entrance of the Queen’s Bench of Alberta building (Calgary)

The courts are good, honorable, and valuable. It is also good that there are less formal, less intimidating ways to settle legitimate disputes between persons or agencies.
Disputes, although they may be disagreeable, can be a valuable learning experience. Parents and teachers for years have encouraged children to learn to settle disputes without resort to violence. Adults of every persuasion can follow this example.
Here’s to the people who had the foresight to set up valuable and less expensive ways to settle legitimate disputes.
Doc Meek, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at Nose Hill Public Library, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

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

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Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
TONGA: Mele Taumoepeau, P.O. Box 60, Nuku’alofa
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