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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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Back to The Data

Office of

John Doolittle


Total cost of 47 office trips: $92,233.31


Trips by John Doolittle
Total cost of congressperson's 22 trips: $49,441.54

Destination: MARIPOSA, CA
Sponsor: Sierra Pacific Resources
Purpose: TRAVEL TO SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING
Date: Jan 29, 2000
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: STOCKTON, CA TO LAKE TAHOE, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL FOR PERSPECTIVES ON CABLE TELEVISION
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $318.11
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE FOR CATS
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,328.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO LAKE TAHOE, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL FOR PERSPECTIVES ON CABLE TELEVISION
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $438.95
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: ANNUAL MEMBERS BANQUET ON FEB 16TH
Sponsor: California Rifle and Pistol Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $210.66
source

Destination:
Sponsor: PACIFIC LUMBER COMPANY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $301.68
source

Destination:
Sponsor: California Independent Petroleum Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $926.58
source

Destination: DC TO VEGAS FOR CONFERENCE, VEGAS TO DC
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,085.08
source

Destination: TRAIN TO/FROM THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: ST MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: 7-18-03 IAD-SFO, 7-20-03 SFO-IAD
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,007.54
source

Destination: OCT 25 FLY TO RALEIGH, 6:30PM OCT 25 SPEAK AT DINNER, OCT 26 FLY BD
Sponsor: NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $904.27
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,471.15
source

Destination: ELC RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $497.63
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE MARRIOTT FOR RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $769.14
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA FOR KUALA LUMPUR
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $14,000.74
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA-LANGKAWI-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $15,402.74
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO PEPPERDINE (LAX) TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Aug 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,008.06
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Doolittle

Evan Goitein
Dain Hansen
Jason Larrabee
David Lopez
Greg Orlando
Joshua Reedy
Richard Robinson
John Willis



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.