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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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BONIOR, DAVID, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 20
Total cost of trips - $28,770.55

Average cost per trip - $1,438.53
Total number of days spent traveling - 51 days
Rank of representative - 226 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonior

Travel Cost - $951.26
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $664.00
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,914.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - July 17, 2000 - July 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Boston, MA - Newark, NJ

Travel Cost - $479.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $479.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Muslim American Youth Association
Dates - December 22, 2000 - December 23, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Speakers at conference were given complimentary rooms

Travel Cost - $1,404.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - July 17, 2000 - July 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonoir

Travel Cost - $824.00
Lodging Cost - $601.92
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,725.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Fire Fighters, National Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - August 1, 2000 - August 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - firefighters paid for airfare, letter carriers for hotel

Travel Cost - $372.00
Lodging Cost - $192.06
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $564.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trades Department
Dates - February 11, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagements
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonior -- AFL-CIO paid for one nights lodging for member an spouse

Travel Cost - $1,149.00
Lodging Cost - $1,335.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $2,554.75

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Laborers' International Union of North America
Dates - October 12, 2000 - October 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $415.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $415.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Peace in South Asia, India Kashmir, Pakistan Anant Education and Rural Development Foundation
Dates - April 21, 2000 - April 27, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Pakistan - India - Kashmir

Purpose - Education fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judy Bonior -- helicopter transport within Pakistan-Islamabad to Muzaffarabad to Islamabad because time did not allow for travel by road and no commercial flight

Travel Cost - $9,270.00
Lodging Cost - $595.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $10,265.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American-Arab Anti-Discrimination League, New Jersey Chapter
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Teaneck, NJ

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Room was complimentary to sponsor

Travel Cost - $399.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $399.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Dates - June 28, 2001 - June 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,447.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,447.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $426.75
Lodging Cost - $232.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $57.00
Total Cost - $715.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO
Dates - February 11, 2001 - February 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,114.50
Lodging Cost - $453.72
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,568.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers
Dates - August 6, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $258.11
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $258.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $259.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $259.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Union of Operating Engineers
Dates - April 18, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mount Pleasant, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $168.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $168.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers Idaho Region
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Onaway, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $270.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America
Dates - July 7, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $509.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $509.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pakistani Association of North America
Dates - June 20, 2002 - June 20, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $225.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $225.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers
Dates - June 3, 2002 - June 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $425.10
Lodging Cost - $101.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $526.60

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.