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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

American Bankers Assn - $52,659.28 spent on 26 trips
45.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
54.2% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
March 27, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (1 days)
NC
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $784.50

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
May 26, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (5 days)
Napa, CA
Purpose - Spoke to GBA annual conference
Total Cost - $3,077.36

DAVIS, THOMAS M III - Republican Party
February 9, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - address ABA legislative conference
Total Cost - $570.31

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
February 22, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Speech at Legislative Liaison Advisory Committee Winter Conference
Total Cost - $1,787.00

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
July 27, 2002 - July 29, 2002 (3 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - to speak to participants at the ABA's summer meeting
Total Cost - $8,245.00

GORDON, BARTON JENNINGS - Democratic Party
June 9, 2000 - June 13, 2000 (5 days)
Bermuda
Purpose - speaker-annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,762.96

HOOLEY, DARLENE - Democratic Party
February 5, 2004 - February 6, 2004 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Legislative Liaison Advisory Committee Winter Conference
Total Cost - $1,897.08

LUCAS, FRANK D - Republican Party
November 13, 2001 - November 13, 2001 (1 days)
St. Louis, MO
Purpose - Speak at American Bankers Association National Agricultural Bankers Conference
Total Cost - $1,295.50

LUCAS, KENNETH RAY - Democratic Party
September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Sea Island, GA
Purpose - To deliver a speech to the convention
Total Cost - $1,184.45

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - speech at conference
Total Cost - $2,015.00

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
February 25, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Address to ABA LLAC Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $3,621.34

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
March 21, 2002 - March 22, 2002 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $1,048.11

TOOMEY, PATRICK - Republican Party
February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Tampa, FL
Purpose - speak at Legislative liaison advisory committee.
Total Cost - $1,309.53

HAGEL, CHARLES T - Republican Party
July 19, 2003 - July 20, 2003 (2 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - speak at American Bankers Association annual meeting
Total Cost - $3,668.00

MURKOWSKI, FRANK - Republican Party
July 14, 2000 - July 16, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - speech at annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,690.45

REED, JACK - Democratic Party
February 25, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - speech at the annual winter conference
Total Cost - $1,977.00

BUNNING, JIM - Republican Party
September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Sea Island, GA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,791.80

ENZI, MICHAEL B - Republican Party
February 21, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (3 days)
Coral Gables, FL
Purpose - Convention speaker
Total Cost - $5,935.00

PRYOR, MARK LUNSFORD - Democratic Party
August 8, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (1 days)
Branson, MO
Purpose - Speech at annual convention
Total Cost - $823.00

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
February 10, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (2 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Speech for 2005 Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $1,187.80

CANTOR, ERIC - Republican Party
February 11, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (1 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Speak to their Legislative Liaison Advisory Conference
Total Cost - $950.29

NEY, ROBERT W - Republican Party
July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speech to the ABA's summer meeting
Total Cost - $1,000.01

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
October 26, 2004 - October 27, 2004 (2 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Speaking
Total Cost - $339.60

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 3, 2004 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $834.01

CRAPO, MICHAEL D - Republican Party
June 6, 2004 - June 8, 2004 (3 days)
Tampa, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost -

HENSARLING, JEB MR. - Republican Party
August 16, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (3 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Guest speaker at annual conference
Total Cost - $2,864.18

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.