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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.

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.

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.

Back to all reports

Invest to Compete Alliance - $30,495.03 spent on 17 trips
49.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
50.7% spent on Republican Party

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Meeting - leadership seminar
Total Cost - $1,013.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Congressional leadership educational speaker
Total Cost - $2,100.00

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Workshop/Congressional Education Seminar
Total Cost - $1,650.00

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
July 4, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (5 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Conference/seminar
Total Cost - $1,824.00

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
July 5, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (4 days)
Newport, RI
Purpose - congressional leadership educational seminar
Total Cost - $1,970.35

MALONEY, JAMES H - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (4 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Congressional Leadership Educational Seminar
Total Cost - $2,127.00

MOAKLEY, JOE - Democratic Party
July 5, 2000 - July 7, 2000 (3 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - education seminar
Total Cost - $1,250.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Educational seminar
Total Cost - $1,575.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 4, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (4 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Educational issues seminar
Total Cost - $1,671.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 4, 2003 - July 6, 2003 (3 days)
Newport, RI
Purpose - Legislative seminar
Total Cost - $1,090.00

OXLEY, MICHAEL G - Republican Party
July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Hyannis, MA
Purpose - Congressional educational seminar
Total Cost - $3,246.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
December 13, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Participate in ITCA's winter Congressional Leadership Seminar at PGA National Resort and Spa
Total Cost - $3,844.00

SMITH, ROBERT - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - participate in a congressional leadership educational seminar
Total Cost - $2,049.50

ENZI, MICHAEL B - Republican Party
July 3, 2004 - July 5, 2004 (3 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - To attend "Invest to Compete Alliance" conference
Total Cost - $2,635.18

GREGG, JUDD A - Republican Party
December 13, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Invest to Compete Alliance Congressional Leadership Educational Seminar
Total Cost -

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
June 30, 2004 - July 3, 2004 (4 days)
Cape Cod, MA
Purpose - Congressional leadership educational seminar
Total Cost - $1,470.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
July 1, 2005 - July 3, 2005 (3 days)
Chatham, MA
Purpose - Legislative seminar / Bipartisan educational leadership seminar
Total Cost - $980.00

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.