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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

Republican Jewish Coalition - $26,280.02 spent on 9 trips
0.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
100.0% spent on Republican Party

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
January 31, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition Conference guest speaker
Total Cost - $2,254.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
March 1, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Aventura, FL - Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition Conference and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee reception; guest speaker at both events
Total Cost - $1,449.92

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
Orange County, CA
Co-sponsor(s): Orange County Republican Party of California
Purpose - keynote speaker at a Republican Party of Orange County Event - Keynote speaker at RJC Events in Orange County and Los Angeles
Total Cost - $688.70

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
December 16, 2003 - December 17, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - keynote speaker at Republican Jewish Coalition Hanukah event
Total Cost - $500.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
February 19, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition winter meeting guest speaker
Total Cost - $555.40

CORNYN, JOHN - Republican Party
January 31, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - speaker at annual RJC conference
Total Cost - $5,200.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
August 6, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (5 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - To gain insight into the US-Israel relationship and US assistance programs to Israel
Total Cost - $7,175.00

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Guest speaker for Republican Jewish Coalition Winter Meeting
Total Cost - $515.00

GERLACH, JIM - Republican Party
August 15, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - To learn more about Israel and meet with members of its government
Total Cost - $7,942.00

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.