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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

Jim Mccrery


Total cost of 44 office trips: $135,038.93


Trips by Jim Mccrery
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $72,727.47

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,045.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,671.26
source

Destination: MARSEILLES, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $19,164.20
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,191.42
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ (SCOTTSDALE)
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,108.18
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $11,798.18
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $20,809.00
source

Destination: TEXARKA, TX-KANSAS CITY, MO-JOPLIN, MO-FORT SMITH, AR-SHREVEPORT, LA-DODDRIDGE, AR-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $853.19
source

Destination: KAUAI-HI
Sponsor: Pipe Line Contractors Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT; FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 2, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $5,894.44
source

Destination: MANASSAS, VA
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $377.39
source

Destination: SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA TO BOCA RATON, FLORIDA BOCA RATON, FLORIDA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION AND FLIGHT SPONSOR WADDELL & REED ($956.90 TOTAL)
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,962.83
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: HERITAGE FOUNDATION ($1406.60), PEPPERDINE UNIV. ($1,281.78) & ROD CAMPBELL ($164)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,852.38
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Mccrery

Edgar Abrams
Bob Brooks
Elizabeth Coffin
Aimee Hartlage
Richard Hunt
Christopher King
Miriam Moore
Jennifer Nowlin
Jon Traub
Laura Walker



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.