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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

Thomas Tancredo


Total cost of 30 office trips: $78,760.90


Trips by Thomas Tancredo
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $40,254.09

Destination: DXB-DOH
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: UAE IN COUNTRY
Sponsor: United Arab Emirates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: QATAR IN-COUNTRY
Sponsor: University of Qatar
Purpose: ACCOMODATION AND MEAL EXPENSES IN-COUNTRY DURING CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $690.00
source

Destination: UAE, QATAR, LEBANON
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001
Expense: $800.00
source

Destination: ANKARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: ITKIB Association USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-CAUCUS ON US TURKISH RELATIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $13,616.66
source

Destination: HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDATAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,065.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO PHOENIX, AZ TO DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Federation for American Immigration Reform
Purpose: TO BE A SPEAKER AT EVENT
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $819.45
source

Destination: DENVER-WASHINGTON-PARIS-TOULOUSE
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: AVIATION FACT FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS HEADQUARTERS
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $11,712.18
source

Destination: MISSOURI
Sponsor: Jasper County (MO) Republican Central Committee
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR JASPER COUNTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER
Date: Feb 12, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $760.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Tancredo

James Bergeron
Matthew Knoedler
Dan Kopelman
Greg Meyer
Molly Miller
Jacqueline Ponder
Jacque Powder
Christopher Rorick
Edmund Van Keuren
Mac Arthur Zimmerman
Macarthur Zimmernan



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.