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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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  • 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

National Cable and Telecommunications Association - $102,697.25 spent on 33 trips
37.4% spent on Democratic Party
1.7% spent on Independent Party
60.9% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
May 4, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - attend 51st convention and NCTA board/congressional event
Total Cost - $1,406.00

BASS, CHARLES F - Republican Party
June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - None specified
Total Cost - $2,455.69

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
September 17, 2003 - September 17, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - NCTA/National Association of Minorities in Communication Board of Directors Meeting
Total Cost - $310.00

BILIRAKIS, MICHAEL - Republican Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Attend educational meetings regarding telecommunications
Total Cost - $4,810.08

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
May 2, 2004 - May 4, 2004 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - participant at its annual convention
Total Cost - $2,441.10

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 6, 2003 - June 7, 2003 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - NCTA Cable conference and relationship building between NCTA and CBC
Total Cost - $1,702.65

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
June 9, 2001 - June 12, 2001 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - to participate in NCTA Convention
Total Cost - $2,993.89

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
May 1, 2004 - May 3, 2004 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - participation in annual convention
Total Cost - $5,267.16

FLETCHER, ERNIE - Republican Party
May 4, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - 51st annual convention -- educational meetings and exposition
Total Cost - $2,260.01

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
June 7, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - To attend the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's 52nd annual convention and international exposition
Total Cost - $5,641.24

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
May 1, 2004 - May 3, 2004 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - to participate in the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's annual conference
Total Cost - $4,724.57

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD - Republican Party
May 4, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Keynote speaker at banquet
Total Cost - $2,738.09

NORWOOD, CHARLES W - Republican Party
May 4, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - attend cable 2002 convention, speech at public policy lunch
Total Cost - $3,750.19

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
May 2, 2004 - May 4, 2004 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - speak at NCTA, participate in panel discussions - meet with Wisconsin cable and telecommunication representatives - attend educational sessions - view exhibits on digital and broadband services, technology and hardware
Total Cost - $5,929.60

SHIMKUS, JOHN M - Republican Party
June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Attend NCTA's annual convention
Total Cost - $1,031.53

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
May 7, 2000 - May 8, 2000 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - conference
Total Cost - $1,662.00

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
May 4, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - conference speaker
Total Cost - $2,510.28

TERRY, LEE - Republican Party
June 5, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (5 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - To learn and understand the current trends of the industry to be more knowledgeable about current and potential law that will affect HDTV
Total Cost - $5,114.84

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
June 10, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Attend National Cable Television Conference and speak to Tribune Management Forum.
Total Cost - $1,822.50

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
June 6, 2003 - June 8, 2003 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - public policy forum on industry issues
Total Cost - $2,882.02

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 8, 2000 - May 8, 2000 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - To deliver speech to the 49th Annual Convention and International Exposition of the National Television Association
Total Cost - $1,477.00

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
June 10, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - attend national convention, fact finding, see demonstration of new technology
Total Cost - $1,163.00

BURNS, CONRAD R - Republican Party
June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Speaking and participate in roundtable - Montanans present
Total Cost - $2,496.84

DASCHLE, THOMAS ANDREW - Democratic Party
June 11, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $2,067.50

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
May 5, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Participate in annual conference
Total Cost - $320.00

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
May 2, 2004 - May 3, 2004 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Remarks at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Total Cost - $687.00

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
April 1, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Attend conference
Total Cost - $1,704.62

KING, STEVEN A - Republican Party
June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Educational, public policy
Total Cost - $4,019.13

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
April 1, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - To attend the 2005 National Show sponsored by the NCTA to meet with cable providers, programmers and suppliers to learn first hand how the industry operates and their public policy concerns.
Total Cost - $8,350.05

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
April 3, 2005 - April 5, 2005 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Speak before NCTA, meet w/executives in cable and telecom, meet w/WI members of NCTA, attend educational sessions, view exhibits
Total Cost - $3,941.42

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
March 31, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (5 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Annual convention/educational
Total Cost - $5,767.94

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
April 1, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Attend meeting with cable executives; attend annual NCTA convention, and speak at Diversity Session
Total Cost - $5,152.60

BLACKBURN, MARSHA W - Republican Party
April 2, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (3 days)
Oakland, CA
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $4,096.71

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.