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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

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Back to The Data

Office of

Doc Hastings


Total cost of 43 office trips: $70,863.32


Trips by Doc Hastings
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $18,369.93

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISIT SALLAFIELD NUCLEAR SITE
Date: Jan 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $7,813.00
source

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

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Exchange-Monitor Publications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 22, 2001
Expense: $859.66
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Exchange-Monitor Publications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON NUCLEAR POLICY
Date: Oct 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,416.71
source

Destination: PASCO, WA - TUCSON, AZ - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: WASTE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIA, INC.
Purpose: SPEAKER ON DOE AND WHAT CONGRESS CAN EXPECT TO DO WITH THE FY '05 BUDGET REQUEST FOR CLEAN UP PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,202.90
source

Destination: YAKIMA, WA - STUART ISLAND, B.C. - PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Washington Group International Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN AN ENERGY SYMPOSIUM FOCUSED ON NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jul 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,170.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: US Apple Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Date: Aug 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,067.66
source

Destination: MR. HASTINGS: DC-PHOENIX, AZ-PASCO, WA MRS. HASTINGS: PASCO, WA-PHOENIX, AZ-PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Doc Hastings

Jessica Baker
James Brown
Ed Cassidy
Jon Devaney
Elizabeth Fortunato
Jessica Gleason
Jennifer Gorski
J Stevens Lanich
Jeff Markey
Tyler Prout
Jennifer Scott
Jenn Spurgat
Staci Stevenson
Douglas Stout
Stephanie Thornton
Tiffany Turner
Todd Young



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.