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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

Scott Garrett


Total cost of 19 office trips: $62,307.82


Trips by Scott Garrett
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $48,676.56

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $9,559.62
source

Destination: SRI LANKA
Sponsor: Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry of Sri Lanka
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $13,003.08
source

Destination: SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (ROK)
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA DMZ
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $19,465.60
source

Destination: TAIPEI, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION/EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO TAIWAN
Date: Jan 12, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $5,080.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: MEMBER'S RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $584.72
source

Destination: ASHBURN VA. VIA CAR TO GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ISSUE EDUCATION
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $271.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-NEW YORK CITY-SUSSEX, NJ
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE TRIP TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE CAPITAL MARKETS
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $496.04
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Purpose: PRESENTER/SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $216.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Scott Garrett

Gina Diorio
Jason Fahrer
Evan Kozlow
Jacqueline Moran
Chris Russell



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.