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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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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

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Michigan Farm Bureau - $10,845.50 spent on 10 trips
17.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
82.6% spent on Republican Party

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 11, 2000 (2 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - Speak at annual conference
Total Cost - $238.24

BOYD, F ALLEN JR - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 8, 2001 (1 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speech on FQPA
Total Cost - $220.75

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - conference on farm policy issues
Total Cost - $870.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
October 7, 2003 - October 8, 2003 (2 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding mission to Cuba on behalf of the Indiana Farm Bureau
Total Cost - $555.00

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
January 6, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (2 days)
Reno, NV
Purpose - annual convention, to be presented with AFBF Distinguished Service Award on 1/6, and to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast 1/7
Total Cost - $2,190.51

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
January 10, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - speak at American Farm Bureau water quality conference
Total Cost - $1,436.00

BOND, CHRISTOPHER S - Republican Party
January 11, 2004 - January 12, 2004 (2 days)
Honolulu, HI
Purpose - Received Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award given at the Farm Bureau Convention.
Total Cost - $1,550.00

LINDER, JOHN - Republican Party
December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Traverse City, MI
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $853.00

LINDER, JOHN - Republican Party
December 3, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (2 days)
Des Moines, IA
Purpose - Speaking engagement..
Total Cost - $909.00

LINDER, JOHN - Republican Party
June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,023.00

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.