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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.

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    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Adam Schiff


Total cost of 29 office trips: $68,166.63


Trips by Adam Schiff
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $29,621.42

Destination: DC-FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,931.45
source

Destination: ARMENIA
Sponsor: Armenian National Committee
Purpose:
Date: Sep 20, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $2,395.00
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST: EGYPT, SYRIA, LEBANON, JORDAN
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH FOREIGN LEADERS
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $12,484.57
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FALL RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,881.68
source

Destination: BURBANK, CA TO RANCHO MIRAGE, CA TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA BIPARTISAN DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $823.19
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,519.68
source

Destination: DULLES TO JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: FORUM ON PAYDAY ADVANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Sep 10, 2004
Expense: $1,088.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $4,199.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Adam Schiff

Elizabeth Alexander
Timothy Bergreen
Pearl Fu
Haig Kartounian
Paul Kidwell
Rebecca Kutler
Gail Ravnitzky
Adrienne Rose
Philip Tahtakran



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.