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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

    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

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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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    This is your brain on language

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Office of

Gene Green


Total cost of 46 office trips: $198,956.30


Trips by Gene Green
Total cost of congressperson's 38 trips: $175,378.97

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM.
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $5,972.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH CARE FORUM
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,014.90
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $6,249.60
source

Destination: KIAWAH, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: EDUCATION TRIP TO LEARN & DISCUSS U.S. RAILROADS ISSUES
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,520.00
source

Destination: HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN E BUSINESS AND POLICY FORUM
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $7,779.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,012.19
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,069.00
source

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

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,699.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SEMINAR ON ONLINE PRIVACY AND OTHER INTERNET ISSUE.
Date: Jul 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $573.88
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE AT CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,604.99
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,998.00
source

Destination: BERLIN AND LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: "U.S. - GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY" CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $17,299.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SERVE ON A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,072.84
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,644.95
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,801.50
source

Destination: COLOGNE & BONN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: "U.S. GERMAN ROUNDTABLE"
Date: Feb 17, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $14,660.00
source

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

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NAB CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,945.19
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,040.80
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT.
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $9,059.20
source

Destination: HOUSTON-CHICAGO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION'S 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION.
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,641.24
source

Destination: HOUSTON-ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,629.30
source

Destination: BROWNSVILLE, TX-MCALLEN, TX
Sponsor: University of Texas
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HISPANIC ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,030.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX - PUNTA MITA, MEXICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONS.
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,935.30
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,047.00
source

Destination: BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: International Longshoremen's Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL LONG SHOREMEN'S ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $393.30
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,505.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX - ATLANTA, GA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,718.80
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX - NEW ORLEANS, LA, HOUSTON, TX - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $4,724.57
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,131.80
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,178.40
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY ON LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $5,829.20
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT/THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $4,012.28
source

Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $904.34
source

Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,187.10
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM-FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG, GERMAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES, AND EU AND NATO OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS THE US-GERMAN RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,540.10
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTER'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,367.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Gene Green

Lantie Ferguson
Marc Gonzales
Rhonda Jackson
Cindy Jimenez
Sharon Scribner
Patrick Wachele
Patrick Woehrle



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.