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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

Michael Michaud


Total cost of 19 office trips: $31,747.43


Trips by Michael Michaud
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $12,191.21

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING/MICROSOFT CAMPUS VISIT FOR MEMBERS OF THE BLUE DOG COALITION
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,405.19
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE - GOLDEN, COLORADO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: RIVER VALLEY GROWTH COUNCIL
Purpose: DELEGATION FROM THE STATE OF MAINE TOURED THE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL) AND DISCUSSED NREL'S STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS, AND COLLABORATIONS. RIVER VALLEY GROWTH COUNCIL MADE A PRESENTATION ON ITS BIOENERGY INITIATIVE IN MA
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $850.29
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: Jackson Laboratory
Purpose: TO TOUR THE LAB FACILITIES TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ITS ECONOMIC IMPACT ON MAINE'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $654.37
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-DAYTON, OH-PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: SPEAKER AT TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL SECURITY TO RURAL STATES
Date: Jun 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $872.97
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEWARK-TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM-TEL AVIV-NEWARK-PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,408.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Michaud

Michael Brownlie
Peter Chandler
Ed Gilman
Adam Greenlaw
Matt Robison
David Weiss



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.