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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.

Back to all reports

Connell Co - $28,993.41 spent on 26 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
September 18, 2000 - September 18, 2000 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Speaker at seminar
Total Cost - $579.00

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
May 20, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - participated in seminar
Total Cost - $469.50

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
July 21, 2003 - July 21, 2003 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Participate in seminar
Total Cost - $316.00

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
May 5, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - Speech to employees of The Connell Company
Total Cost - $430.00

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
July 17, 2000 - July 17, 2000 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $479.50

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
May 1, 2000 - May 2, 2000 (2 days)
Westfield, NJ
Purpose - luncheon seminar
Total Cost - $450.00

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
April 17, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - To participate in seminar series
Total Cost - $83.00

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
March 27, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (1 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Legislative update to company employees.
Total Cost - $342.50

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
January 8, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Total Cost - $2,412.00

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
February 7, 2003 - February 7, 2003 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Total Cost - $2,528.50

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
March 2, 2004 - March 2, 2004 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Total Cost - $2,558.70

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
July 9, 2001 - July 10, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY - Berkeley Heights, NJ
Co-sponsor(s): American International Group
Purpose - To make two speeches on U.S. Trade Agenda before House Ways & Means Committee
Total Cost - $513.34

KENNEDY, PATRICK J - Democratic Party
May 28, 2003 - May 28, 2003 (1 days)
NJ
Purpose - Legislative luncheon
Total Cost - $900.00

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 9, 2000 (1 days)
Westfield, NJ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $511.00

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
April 30, 2003 - April 30, 2003 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $563.50

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
February 23, 2004 - February 23, 2004 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose -
Total Cost - $568.70

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 8, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (4 days)
Westfield, NJ
Purpose - To speak about current legislative issues/addressing a group of executives at the Connell Company
Total Cost - $3,050.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 7, 2001 - September 9, 2001 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - address a group of Connell Group executives on a variety of political issues
Total Cost - $3,184.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 6, 2002 - September 6, 2002 (1 days)
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Purpose - Participation in seminar series on the 108th Congress
Total Cost - $1,677.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 5, 2003 - September 7, 2003 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meeting with the president of the Connell Company
Total Cost - $2,516.44

DORGAN, BYRON L - Democratic Party
March 12, 2001 - March 13, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Address employees of Connell Company about current legislative events in Congress at company meeting
Total Cost - $993.00

JOHNSON, TIM - Democratic Party
March 24, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - Speaking engagement for the Connell Company's seminar series on the 108th Congress
Total Cost - $570.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 10, 2004 - September 13, 2004 (4 days)
NJ
Purpose - Attended luncheon to address Senior Executives
Total Cost - $2,466.13

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
May 6, 2005 - May 6, 2005 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a seminar entitled "The 109th Congress" and provide updated information on legislative activities in foreign trade, taxes, and the economy.
Total Cost - $831.60

HASTINGS, ALCEE L - Democratic Party
July 16, 2004 - July 17, 2004 (2 days)
Rahway, NJ
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

MCNULTY, MICHAEL R - Democratic Party
April 27, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (1 days)
Newark, NJ
Purpose - not specified
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.