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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.

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HUTCHINSON, TIM, Republican Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $11,562.90

Average cost per trip - $1,651.84
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 407 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of the U.S. Army
Dates - February 16, 2000 - February 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - meet with army leadership to discuss army "transformation" and deliver keynote address at the AUSA winter symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $220.00
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - March 16, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - interview with ABC News
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entergy
Dates - July 9, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Russellville, AR

Purpose - speech on national energy policy
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,050.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Children First America
Dates - August 3, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Speaker at Children First America vision retreat on education issues and policy.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $850.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Panda Energy
Dates - August 20, 2001 - August 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Purpose - speech on national energy policy
Notes - good faith estimate. Coeur d'Alene, ID - El Dorado, AK

Travel Cost - $1,400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Dates - March 8, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Attend, speak and participate in the annual conference of the association.
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $2,827.50
Lodging Cost - $1,353.39
Meal Cost - $546.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,726.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - November 30, -1 - November 30, -1
Location(s) - Eureka Springs, AR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Sponsor not disclosed. Indicates amounts are estimates.Little Rock, AR - Eureka Springs, AR. No dates listed.

Travel Cost - $761.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $761.00

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.