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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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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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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Office of

Brad Miller


Total cost of 12 office trips: $30,291.58


Trips by Brad Miller
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $21,612.39

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: TOUR OF THE NASDAQ MARKETSITE
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TO STUDY THE WORKINGS OF THE NASDAQ MARKET
Date: Mar 14, 2003
Expense: $646.99
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,620.55
source

Destination: TOURS OF THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE INC., CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: TO STUDY DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS AT THE MARKETS
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,302.62
source

Destination: TOUR OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO STUDY DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS AT THE MARKET
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,442.51
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: THE FAITH AND POLITICS INSTITUTE/CONGRESSMAN BRAD MILLER CONTRIBUTED $500.00 PERSONAL FUNDS TO EXPENSES
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE TOURING HISTORIC SITES ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS MARCH
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $299.04
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA-LONDON, ENGLAND-FRANKFURT (LANDSTUHL/RAMSTEIN AIR FORCE BASE), GERMANY-BERLIN, GERMANY-MUNICH, GERMANY-CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: BRING TOGETHER ELECTED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS & GERMAN BUNDESTAG FOR DISCUSSIONS OF POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING US & EUROPE; TO DEVELOP INFORMAL CONNECTIONS W/ COLLEAGUES
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $8,990.68
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Brad Miller

Thomas Koonce
Bryan Mitchell



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.