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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

Jim Leach


Total cost of 30 office trips: $54,494.19


Trips by Jim Leach
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $31,581.52

Destination: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT "NEW WORLD OF FINANCIAL SERVICES" CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE AND GIVE PRESENTATIONS ON AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVES
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,894.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Feb 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $525.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Fordham University
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO A SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
Date: Apr 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $525.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE CONFERENCE OF STATE BANK SUPERVISORS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: May 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: IOWA BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE IOWA BANKERS ASSOCIATION CENTRAL STATES CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose: TOUR AND MEETING
Date: Jul 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: SPENCER, IA
Sponsor: IOWA INDEPENDENT BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE IOWA INDEPENDENT BANKERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jul 22, 2000
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Deloitte & Touche
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO AN INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 11, 2000
Expense: $150.00
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,292.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,536.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN PANELS
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,878.00
source

Destination: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Sponsor: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN LEACH WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE NATIONAL MAIN STREET LEADERSHIP AWARD
Date: May 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,711.04
source

Destination: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA TO CHICAGO, IL TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE ON "CHICAGO AS A GLOBAL FINANCIAL CENTER"
Date: Jun 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $245.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO DAVOS, SWITZERLAND TO CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN PANELS, MEET WITH WORLD LEADERS
Date: Jan 25, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,549.58
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Leach

Mary Andrus
Michael Borden
Amy Butler
Julie Duhme
James Mccormick
Gary Parker
David Renkel
Gregory Wierzynski
Naomi Zeff



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.