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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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    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.
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    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.
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    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

Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc. - $51,063.43 spent on 10 trips
81.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
18.5% spent on Republican Party

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
August 17, 2003 - August 22, 2003 (6 days)
London, England - Israel
Purpose - Participate in meetings with elected and community leaders
Total Cost - $7,441.20

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
August 17, 2003 - August 22, 2003 (6 days)
Israel
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $4,596.90

NADLER, JERROLD LEWIS - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (5 days)
Israel
Co-sponsor(s): United Jewish Appeal
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $3,320.00

WEINER, ANTHONY D - Democratic Party
August 17, 2003 - August 22, 2003 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $4,510.90

MIKULSKI, BARBARA - Democratic Party
February 8, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To give a speech
Total Cost - $337.54

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
February 22, 2002 - February 24, 2002 (3 days)
Israel
Purpose - fact-finding travel
Total Cost - $3,392.89

SCHUMER, CHARLES E - Democratic Party
July 7, 2001 - July 10, 2001 (4 days)
Israel
Purpose - Meetings with Israeli leaders
Total Cost - $12,198.00

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
January 9, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (10 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $5,810.40

KLINE, JOHN P - Republican Party
January 11, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Meetings with foreign leaders, fact-finding missions
Total Cost - $4,727.80

KENNEDY, MARK RAYMOND - Republican Party
January 11, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (5 days)
Israel
Purpose - Fact finding - learning viable information regarding homeland security, international relations, US - Israel relations
Total Cost - $4,727.80

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.