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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 Legacy Foundation - $19,769.35 spent on 18 trips
96.1% spent on Democratic Party
3.9% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
July 9, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Minority Health Summit
Total Cost - $1,500.94

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
July 9, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Minority Health Summit
Total Cost - $892.94

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
July 9, 2004 - July 10, 2004 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Tri Caucus Minority Health Summit
Total Cost - $1,186.73

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Attend Congressional Summit on Health Disparities
Total Cost - $1,219.07

FARR, SAM - Democratic Party
July 9, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Members of the CBC, CHC, and CAPAC met to discuss minority health issues
Total Cost - $436.74

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Participate in Tri-Caucus Minority Health Summit - Miami, FL
Total Cost - $775.81

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
July 9, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Tri Caucus Minority Health Summit - participant
Total Cost - $1,176.07

HONDA, MIKE - Democratic Party
July 9, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Conduct Tri-Caucus Health Forum in Miami, FL
Total Cost - $892.94

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
July 9, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

BORDALLO, MADELEINE Z - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - A minority health summit that highlighted important health issues facing minority communities today
Total Cost - $1,146.46

GRIJALVA, RAUL M MR. - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, AHIP, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Purpose - Minority health summit
Total Cost - $2,223.86

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, America's Health Insurance Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Group
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,458.82

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 23, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, AARP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Purpose - Minority Health Summit
Total Cost - $1,207.80

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Participate in 3rd Annual Tri-Caucus Health Forum
Total Cost - $821.20

HONDA, MIKE - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Coalition to Promote Minority Health
Purpose - Minority Health Summit in Chicago, IL; Congressman Honda attended as Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Total Cost - $1,200.66

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 23, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Minority health summit - to promote minority health
Total Cost - $685.31

SANCHEZ, LINDA - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, AHIP, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Purpose - Minority Health Summit
Total Cost - $1,507.38

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AHIP, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Purpose - Minority health summit
Total Cost - $1,436.62

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.