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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Jerry Moran


Total cost of 22 office trips: $27,678.07


Trips by Jerry Moran
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $7,697.23

Destination: HAVANA GULFTREAM
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: EXAMINE AGRICULTURAL TRADE OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $932.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $973.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY-MEMPHIS-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Delta Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Sep 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $968.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY-CHICAGO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,233.03
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Agricultual Retailers Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/LEGISLATIVE AWARD RECIPIENT
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $732.09
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-FT. LAUDERDALE, FL-KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,440.85
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI-CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Chicago Board Options Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $418.26
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jerry Moran

Jennie Guttery
Thomas Hemmer
Jon Hixson
Kelli Ludlum
Trevor Mckeeman
Travis Murphy
Kip Peterson
Tyler Wegmeyer



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.