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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

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  • 08.19.14

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Back to The Data

Office of

Jeff Sessions


Total cost of 59 office trips: $106,824.60


Trips by Jeff Sessions
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $21,685.35

Destination: DITCHLEY PARK, ENSTONE, CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ditchley Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON "INTERNATIONAL ACTION ON ILLEGAL DRUGS"
Date: Mar 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,322.75
source

Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: A CONFERENCE ASSOCIATION OF 4 GROUPS: NATIONAL DEFENSE/INDUSTRY ASSOC., U.S. ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND, ARMY SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE ASSOC., AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY ASSOC., C/O SPACE & MISSILE DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH TO SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 23, 2000
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL TO ORANGE BEACH, AL
Sponsor: AAA Cooper Transportation
Purpose: TO GET TO ORANGE BEACH IN SHORT TIME PERIOD TO SPEAK TO ALABAMA TRUCKERS ASSOCIATION MEETING
Date: Apr 21, 2001
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SPEECH AT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY
Date: May 26, 2001
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE/RETREAT
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,345.29
source

Destination: GREENBRIER RESORT, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN SENATORS WORKING RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: GADSDEN, AL TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING OF ALABAMA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE AND SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN GROUP DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 4, 2002
Expense: $1,370.65
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: ATTEND, SPEAK AND PARTICIPATE IN BUSINESS COUNCIL OF ALABAMA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $938.04
source

Destination: FLIGHT FROM HUNTSVILLE, AL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR OF LOCKHEED-MARTIN-COURTLAND FACILITY (GOT TO HUNTSVILLE BY AUTOMOBILE)
Date: Sep 30, 2002
Expense: $661.00
source

Destination: THE CLOISTER, SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEAK AT AWAKENING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,098.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,760.00
source

Destination: THE CLOISTER, SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Awakening Atlanta Ga
Purpose: SPEAK AND PARTICIPATING AT AWAKENING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,919.40
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMMAGE TO ALABAMA
Date: Feb 13, 2004
Expense: $793.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND TOYOTA EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT IN MONTGOMERY
Date: Sep 24, 2004
Expense: $562.70
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE/BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: ANNUAL ISSUES CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,027.52
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: ATTEND HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA GRAND OPENING CEREMONY
Date: May 20, 2005
Expense: $575.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeff Sessions

Barron Avery
Michael Brumas
Armand De Keyser
Rick Dearborn
Kira Finkler
Archibald Galloway
Gerald Gilligan
Ed Haden
Alan Hanson
Stormie Janzun
Margaret Jeffreys
Mary Susan Jones
John Kennedy
Anthony Leigh
John Little
Charlotte Montiel
Cindy Pate
Heather Sawyer
William Smith
Mary Alice Tyson
Kelly Williams



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.