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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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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Neil Abercrombie


Total cost of 25 office trips: $36,015.13


Trips by Neil Abercrombie
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $32,099.85

Destination: KAHULUI, MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Gary O Galiher Esq
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2000
Expense: $122.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $119.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Glass Molders Pottery Plastics and Allied Workers International Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,218.92
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $491.74
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 10, 2000
Expense: $1,145.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Graphics Communications International Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $671.29
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,724.15
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: ROONEY GROUP INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,781.99
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Office & Professional Employees International Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,226.00
source

Destination: WINNIPEG
Sponsor: United Transportation Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,444.68
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,941.00
source

Destination: DC-MYRTLE BEACH
Sponsor: PROFESSIONAL AIRWAYS SYSTEM SPECIALISTS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 6, 2001
Expense: $372.31
source

Destination: MYRTLE BEACH/MIAMI/DC
Sponsor: United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $559.85
source

Destination: MOLINE
Sponsor: QUAD CITY FEDERATION OF LABOR
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Dec 14, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $383.00
source

Destination: ORANGE CO. CA
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $459.50
source

Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: Communications Workers of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,144.47
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $688.07
source

Destination: HONOLULU-DENVER
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,415.96
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Union
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,923.61
source

Destination: FARGO, ND
Sponsor: American Crystal Sugar Co
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,064.60
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Neil Abercrombie

Amy Asselbaye
Cathy Mangino
Michael Velasquez
Thomas Wanley



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.