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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

Mitch Mcconnell


Total cost of 61 office trips: $87,456.97


Trips by Mitch Mcconnell
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $29,187.69

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AIPAC'S ANNUAL PALM BEACH WASHINGTON CLUB MEETING, KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Date: Mar 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $900.88
source

Destination: FROM MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY AIRPORT TO REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT, D.C.
Sponsor: Peabody Energy
Purpose: TO ANNOUNCE OPENING OF NEW PEABODY PLANT IN MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Date: Feb 12, 2001
Expense: $354.99
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, OHIO
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: REMARKS AT CLEVELAND COMMITTEE FOR AIPAC RECEPTION AND DINNER HONORING AIPAC PRESIDENT, TIM WULIGER, THE LANDERHAVEN, CLEVELAND, OHIO
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,407.31
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: INVITED TO KEY NOTE DINNER EVENT CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN INDEPENDENCE, BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, EVENING OF DECEMBER 8, 2001
Date: Dec 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Destination: RENO, NEVADA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION ANNUAL CONVENTION, TO BE PRESENTED WITH AFBF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD ON 1/6, AND TO ATTEND KENTUCKY FARM BUREAU BREAKFAST ON 1/7
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,190.51
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: REMARKS AT ANNUAL "RESTORATION WEEKEND" LUNCHEON ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, AT THE BREAKERS HOTEL, PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Date: Nov 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,709.00
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA, SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT ANNUAL SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: AEI WORLD FORUM, BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND PANEL PARTICIPATION
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,210.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,153.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Committee for The Weizmann Institute of Science
Purpose: MEETING WITH ISRAEL GOV'T OFFICIALS & VISIT THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE TO RECEIVE AN HONORARY DEGREE
Date: Nov 12, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $5,050.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,259.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mitch Mcconnell

John Abegg
Brytt Brooks
Larry Cox
Laura Haney
Brian Lewis
Robert Lewis
Charles Marshall
Malloy Mcdaniel
Scott O'malice
Laura Pemberton
Billy Piper
K Scott Raab
Leon Sequeira
Kyle Simmons
Pamela Simpson
Michael Solon
Tamars Somerville
Robert Steurer
Amy Swonger
Mason Wiggins
Mary Young
Michael Zehr



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.