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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

    Learning to love tests

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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STABENOW, DEBBIE, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $32,760.72

Average cost per trip - $1,724.25
Total number of days spent traveling - 51 days
Rank of representative - 198 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 1, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - congressional panel speaker
Notes - meal and lodging together - "continental plan"

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $917.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $917.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business and Professional Women International
Dates - March 18, 2000 - March 18, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Port Huron, MI

Purpose - banquet speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $98.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $98.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North Central Council MI Health and Hospital Association
Dates - May 1, 2001 - May 5, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Gaylord, MI

Purpose - Keynote annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $82.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $82.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Orthopaedic Society Conference
Dates - June 16, 2001 - June 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Traverse City, MI

Purpose - To keynote Michigan Orthopaedic Society conference
Notes - Alpena MI - Traverse City, MI - Lansing MI

Travel Cost - $855.63
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - May 31, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend the Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,150.00
Total Cost - $1,630.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - May 30, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend the Detroit Regional chamber Leadership Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $780.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $980.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Democratic Network
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 13, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - attend a 2002 New Democrat Network East Coast Retreat..
Notes -

Travel Cost - $130.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - May 29, 2003 - May 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend the Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Conference
Notes - Other costs include good faith estimate of food and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $780.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $420.00
Total Cost - $1,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,976.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,451.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend a general policy session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $302.45
Lodging Cost - $283.82
Meal Cost - $25.22
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $611.49

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,268.18
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,511.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - June 4, 2004 - June 6, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Notes - Other costs include good faith estimate of food and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $550.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $650.00
Total Cost - $1,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 8, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,090.00
Lodging Cost - $429.00
Meal Cost - $462.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $4,041.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Assn
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mount Pleasant, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $340.00

Additional family members - NO


Sponsor(s) - Assn of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - January 28, 2005 - January 29, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - Speaking
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $595.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $595.44
Total Cost - $1,190.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 3, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $780.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,450.00
Total Cost - $2,230.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Habitat for Humanity
Dates - June 20, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Benton Harbor, MI

Purpose - Habitat for Humanity home build and speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Townships Assn
Dates - August 11, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $132.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $132.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 22, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mount Pleasant, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $139.00

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.