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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.
  • 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.

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Denver Branch NAACP - $42,793.17 spent on 36 trips
93.5% spent on Democratic Party
6.3% spent on Independent Party
0.3% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
April 15, 2000 - April 16, 2000 (2 days)
Oakridge, TN
Purpose - Keynote speaker for Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
Total Cost - $970.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
April 27, 2002 - April 27, 2002 (1 days)
Americus, GA
Purpose - deliver keynote speech
Total Cost - $500.00

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
July 8, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - speak on panel
Total Cost - $1,459.09

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
September 22, 2000 - September 23, 2000 (2 days)
Denver, CO
Purpose - Speaking
Total Cost - $1,203.00

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
October 10, 2003 - October 11, 2003 (2 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - Speaking
Total Cost - $1,017.00

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
October 25, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking
Total Cost - $1,413.00

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,029.00

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
November 9, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (2 days)
Carbondale, IL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $645.00

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
April 13, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $3,382.79

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
November 16, 2001 - November 17, 2001 (2 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $3,559.63

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
July 9, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (1 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Participate as a panelist at 92nd annual convention
Total Cost - $1,044.25

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
March 23, 2001 - March 24, 2001 (2 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Keynote speaker for Freedom Fund dinner
Total Cost - $300.75

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
July 6, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (3 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - speak at annual conference
Total Cost - $315.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
October 25, 2001 - October 26, 2001 (2 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $3,292.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - speaker on "Women in the NAACP"
Total Cost - $2,750.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
April 12, 2002 - April 12, 2002 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - keynote speaker at NAACP freedom fund dinner
Total Cost - $2,368.50

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
April 25, 2003 - April 28, 2003 (4 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - speak at a public policy reception; NAACP career day speaker; NAACP hip-hop summit speaker; NAACP freedom fund dinner speaker
Total Cost - $3,780.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 21, 2004 - May 21, 2004 (1 days)
Columbia, SC
Purpose - Speech to South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP
Total Cost - $1,300.00

SHAYS, CHRISTOPHER - Republican Party
July 12, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (1 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Speak at NAACP members at annual convention
Total Cost - $108.00

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
July 12, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (1 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $149.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
January 14, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Dr. Martin Luther King Event
Total Cost - $894.90

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
February 13, 2005 - February 13, 2005 (1 days)
Springfield, IL
Purpose - Springfield Branch NAACP 84th Annual Lincoln - Douglas Banquet
Total Cost - $582.78

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
April 9, 2005 - April 10, 2005 (2 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - Speak at Freedom Fund Banquet
Total Cost - $493.90

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
April 30, 2004 - May 2, 2004 (3 days)
San Diego, CA
Co-sponsor(s): Springfield College
Purpose - Keynote speaker at NAACP training conference; Plenary speaker at Springfield College Conference for Social Service Providers
Total Cost - $801.00

SCOTT, ROBERT C BOBBY - Democratic Party
July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Speaker
Total Cost - $298.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 16, 2004 (2 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - Deliver speech
Total Cost - $435.25

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
October 9, 2004 - October 10, 2004 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,494.39

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 15, 2004 (1 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,022.70

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
June 10, 2005 - June 11, 2005 (2 days)
Knoxville, TN
Purpose - Speaking event: Freedom Fund dinner
Total Cost - $517.60

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
May 27, 2005 - May 29, 2005 (3 days)
Destin, FL
Purpose - The Congressman moderated a general session at the NAACP leadership 500 Summit in Destin, FL
Total Cost - $1,351.40

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
May 13, 2005 - May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Charlotte, NC
Purpose - Speak at Daisy Bates Forum on Education
Total Cost - $538.91

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Fairbanks, AK
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
July 10, 2005 - July 11, 2005 (2 days)
Milwaukee, WI
Purpose - To participate as a guest speaker at the 2005 Annual NAACP Convention
Total Cost - $1,067.33

LEWIS, JOHN - Democratic Party
September 17, 2005 - September 18, 2005 (2 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost -

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
October 8, 2005 - October 9, 2005 (2 days)
Portland, ME
Co-sponsor(s): City of Portland
Purpose - Speech/presentation
Total Cost - $709.00

LEWIS, JOHN - Democratic Party
November 3, 2005 - November 4, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Congressman was being honored/speaking engagement
Total Cost -

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.