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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

    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

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  • 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.
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Carib News - $40,541.93 spent on 27 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Participate in conference with corporate executives, ministers of government etc to explore business and trade opportunities between the US and countries in the Caribbean region.
Total Cost - $1,350.00

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Bahamas - St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Purpose - Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,350.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Participant in annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,100.00

LEE, SHEILA JACKSON - Democratic Party
November 8, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - 8th Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - CBC Caribbean Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,340.30

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Grenada
Purpose - Multi National Bus. Conf.
Total Cost - $2,460.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - business conference
Total Cost - $1,968.33

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Grenada
Purpose - Business conference
Total Cost - $1,658.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Business conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Fact-finding; participation on panel
Total Cost - $1,350.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - Caribbean business conference
Total Cost - $757.80

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,350.00

NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - to participate in the 8th annual Caribbean multi-national business conference
Total Cost - $1,518.50

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - Business conference
Total Cost - $1,160.00

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Grenada
Purpose - Meetings between Caribbean governments and Congressional Black Caucus
Total Cost - $1,100.00

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
November 27, 2003 - December 1, 2003 (5 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Total Cost - $1,050.00

RANGEL, CHARLES B - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - participation in the 8th annual Caribbean multi-network business conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
November 8, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (5 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - Speaker and congressional participant at the Carib News Fifth Annual Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,340.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - principal participant at New York Carib News eight annual multinational business conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - attend 8th annual Caribbean Multinational Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,100.00

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - 9th annual Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,315.00

RANGEL, CHARLES B - Democratic Party
November 3, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (5 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Participation in the Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,005.00

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Conference on Business, Travel and Social Issues
Total Cost - $2,010.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (6 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Keynote Speaker, Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,005.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Bring together African American and Caribbean American business / civic leaders with Members of Congress
Total Cost - $1,005.00

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
November 10, 2005 - November 13, 2005 (4 days)
St Thomas, VI
Purpose - Served on panels discussing business and government relations with various business, government, and non profit entities of the Caribbean region
Total Cost - $4,049.00

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.