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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

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  • 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.
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Back to The Data

Office of

John Linder


Total cost of 35 office trips: $130,101.96


Trips by John Linder
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $91,198.29

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Americans For Fair Taxation Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,030.13
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Americans For Fair Taxation Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $861.64
source

Destination: VIENNA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 15, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,292.24
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: AMERICAN SPIRIT FUND
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,367.40
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,023.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $18,784.69
source

Destination: ATLANTA-DES MOINES, IOWA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $909.88
source

Destination: TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN-ATLANTA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $853.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, MS
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Dec 6, 2003
Expense: $655.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL-JORDAN
Sponsor: Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development
Purpose: TO STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING WHILE PROMOTING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS & JOINT VENTURES DEFENSE AEROSPACE HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION OF PEACE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $19,650.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA-WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,681.00
source

Destination: FRANKFURT, BUDAPEST
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,217.31
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,654.20
source

Destination: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $951.80
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES, AND IN THE PROCESS, IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT & WORKING RELATIONSHIP AMONG ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: ATL-HOU-IAD
Sponsor: Tax Leadership Council
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE EXECUTIVE BOARD & ITS SUPPORTERS ABOUT THE PROSPECT FOR TAX REFORM IN THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Apr 11, 2005
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA-DENVER, COLORADO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Americans For Fair Taxation Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 25, 2005
Expense: $10,863.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Linder

Jennifer Coxe
William Evans
Scott Haggard
Kimberly Herb
Gretchen Learman
Henry Plaster
Julie Schmidt
Michael Swansburg
Rob Woodall
William Woodall



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.