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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

Chris John


Total cost of 57 office trips: $109,293.40


Trips by Chris John
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $44,137.83

Destination: WYE RIVER CONF. CENTER-QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $390.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: INDIGO INSTITUTE
Purpose: SPEAKER-POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $7,597.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $735.00
source

Destination: POUGHKEEPSIE
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: HYDE PARK CONFERENCE
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $564.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Purpose: SPEECH & PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,962.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Beer Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT AT MEMBERSHIP MTG.
Date: Nov 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,385.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: 2001 SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,201.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,723.50
source

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT, NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,035.31
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION SUMMIT, CABIN BLUFF
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: ADDRESS SPORTSMEN DURING SUMMIT
Date: Mar 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,857.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,654.26
source

Destination: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEM LEADERSHIP COUNCIL RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,993.60
source

Destination: TRAVEL FROM KANSAS CITY, TO JOPLIN, TO FT. SMITH TO SHREVEPORT TO DODDTO LAFAYE TO NEW ORLE
Sponsor: I-49 International Coalition
Purpose:
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,245.44
source

Destination: 2004 INTERNATIONAL CES-LEADER'S IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,111.22
source

Destination: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,481.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Chris John

Jody Comeaux
Lynn Hershey
David Kay
Vera Lebrun
Gayle Parker
Jacob Roche
Samuel Roche
Stephen Stefaosk
Gordon Taylor



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.