by: Dr Jay Polmar
Life-long learning has been discovered by hundreds of thousands of people, in the U.S. and elsewhere, wanting improved education and the necessary educational tools for success. One of the most popular of these courses is speed reading. I discovered this while teaching reading and study skills in the southwest US.
After two years of teaching these specialized speedreading classes, colleges and Universities in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii requested me to teach classes for them. Private corporations wanted courses of stress-management plus speed reading for their executives and sales personnel.
My experience was outstanding teaching live speed reading classes, business success courses, and college study skills courses around the south and southwest. Traveling from college to university and teaching weekend speed reading seminars, or evening classes in study skills, provided a fantastic experience for me to meet thousands of people in cities around the country. Students ranged in age from 7 years old to 91 and from primary school through grad school and from many career fields. As time progressed I implemented stress management and relaxation therapy along with the educational tools of speed reading and study skills. This made everyone, including myself, essentially stress-free.
After multiple successes with researching and teaching corporate programs, I was invited to find a cause and solution to the prison riots that occurred in 1980 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I aired the results on public radio and was invited to teach in a New Mexico prison, by the office of then Governor Bruce King. In 1982 once a week, I taught a four-hour a method called Future-Learning, which was later retitled as Be Dynamic through Speed Reading and is now available online at www.speedread.org. Twenty five students and staff members had life changing experiences from learning how to read efficiently, reduce excess stress, and taking a long, hard, look at life. It was also life-changing for me, as prisoners challenged virtually every concept that didn’t fit into their everyday negative life experiences. It made me a much stronger teacher.
In 1985 I was invited to teach multiple classes on different islands in Hawaii. The great weather, outstanding views of the Pacific and ancient history, made my experience of teaching speedreading classes, to students of several ethnic backgrounds such a phenomenal experience that I moved to Maui for a year.
As a teacher of educational success tools, study skills, and loving being a traveler, the offer of being affiliated with several colleges and Universities from Florida to Hawaii, excited me.
In Florida, for a wholistic health foundation, I developed and taught specialized courses in speed reading, remedial education, and developed of educational tools which I later taught in other parts of the country. Just for fun, I was able to add methods of stress management, success visualization, and other exciting techniques to stimulate audiences that came from all over the state to meet me. After a short time I was able to add humor to some lectures to keep students stimulated to enjoy the learning experience.
My teaching of classes in life-long learning was cut short by surgical accidents in 1994 in Tampa, Florida , but from 1977 to 1993, I’ve enjoyed teaching over 8,000 people in the US. Since then my courses have been published in Beijing China, and the US and Mexico and shipped electronically and in printed form to 27 countries throughout the world to those wanting improved education and the educational tools for success. The most popular of these courses is speed reading which I’ve written books in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Chinese. All of this came from from classes I have taught to eager students and adults wanting a better life for themselves.
About The Author
Dr. Jay Polmar is a retired university instructor, and educational therapist. He’s taught over 8,000 students to improve reading, study skills, and motivate them to achieve success.
Since 1977, Dr. Polmar traveled from Florida to Hawaii to teach courses on speed reading and study skills.
Now retired, he has written more than 30 books to help others succeed in life.