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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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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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Back to all reports

U.S. Telecom Association - $32,134.17 spent on 14 trips
30.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
69.1% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
October 12, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Attend a dinner with the United States Telecom Association Board Members and speak to the USTA General Session Meeting
Total Cost - $1,974.41

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Westin Mission Hills, CA
Purpose - Leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $758.00

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Indian Wells, CA
Purpose - Speech to conference on legislation stimulating broadband deployment
Total Cost - $850.00

FOSSELLA, VITO MR - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (4 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - Fact finding - telecom issues
Total Cost - $2,083.30

GONZALEZ, CHARLES A - Democratic Party
April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Educational - Telecom policy
Total Cost - $1,724.00

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD - Republican Party
March 17, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (2 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $2,576.89

LAZIO, RICK - Republican Party
February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - keynote presentation on current telecom issues in congress
Total Cost - $3,168.00

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 20, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $5,633.00

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (2 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - to speak at USTA Telco Leadership Roundtable
Total Cost - $340.90

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
February 19, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $938.17

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
February 25, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (4 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - conference
Total Cost - $841.50

WHITFIELD, ED - Republican Party
February 24, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (3 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - to address the USTA conference
Total Cost - $5,258.03

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
February 24, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Co-sponsor(s): Bell Atlantic
Purpose - Speech at the USTA conference - telecommunications leadership roundtable
Total Cost - $4,263.97

GONZALEZ, CHARLES A - Democratic Party
April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Educational - Telecom Policy
Total Cost - $1,724.00

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.