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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

Ernie Fletcher


Total cost of 28 office trips: $72,734.82


Trips by Ernie Fletcher
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $49,904.35

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGR. HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,716.69
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Medical Association
Purpose: NATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE PANEL
Date: Mar 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,671.48
source

Destination: BIPAC BD OF DIRECTORS-NABPAC BD & MBRS MTG.
Sponsor: BIPAC - Business-Industry Political Action Committee
Purpose: SPEAK TO BOTH GROUPS RE: 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,416.00
source

Destination: DC TO FL TO KY
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,260.12
source

Destination: FL
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: SPEAKER/PARTICIPANT ANNUAL MTG FOR BUS. ASSNS.
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,317.22
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: DC TO OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: RD. TABLE DISCUSSION OF FARM BILL & EVENT FOR FOUNDATION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $591.23
source

Destination: DC TO SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,576.34
source

Destination: SCOTLAND TO ISRAEL TO KY
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $10,378.32
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: American Horse Council
Purpose: HORSE BREEDING EDUCATIONAL SESSION
Date: Oct 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,050.92
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: LISTENING TOUR & HEALTHCARE FORUM
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $9,464.02
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE TO NEW ORLEANS TO CINCINNATI
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: 51ST ANNUAL CONVENTION-EDUCATIONAL MTGS & EXPOSITION
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,260.01
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ernie Fletcher

Matthew Bassett
Phillip Brown
Bradford Campbell
Daniel Groves
James Hightower
Matthew Mccullough
Nicholas Mirisis



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

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  • 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.