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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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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  • 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.
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Back to The Data

Office of

Henry Bonilla


Total cost of 23 office trips: $52,324.13


Trips by Henry Bonilla
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $28,085.63

Destination: MIDLAND, DELL CITY, FT STOCKTON
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: OVERSIGHT OF PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE FACILITIES
Date: Aug 28, 2000
Expense: $1,487.50
source

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

Destination: GMA EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,032.13
source

Destination: AWARD PRESENTATION
Sponsor: TEXAS RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: AWARD PRESENTATION
Date: Mar 27, 2002
Expense: $1,795.25
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,759.24
source

Destination: S.A-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: OFFICIAL EVENT
Date: Feb 10, 2003
Expense: $944.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: AMI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,649.58
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,051.70
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: INTERVIEW ON THE DAILY SHOW
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,174.59
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: SUBSTANTIAL PARTICIPATION
Date: Jan 21, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,233.69
source

Destination: LGA
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2005
Expense: $289.24
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-TEL AVIV
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,890.71
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Henry Bonilla

Carolyn Hensarling
Marcus Lubin
Mary Pearson
Kelly Ploeg
Stephen Ruhlen



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.