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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Michael Castle


Total cost of 52 office trips: $143,324.12


Trips by Michael Castle
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $86,326.78

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,360.60
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: FUNDRAISING FOR REPUBLICAN
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,186.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,327.26
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE-EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $9,050.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK-EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,438.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,304.49
source

Destination: DELAWARE-ALASKA
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,652.69
source

Destination: DC TO SCOTTSDALE, AZ THEN TO PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,946.09
source

Destination: PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,947.56
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Life Insurance Co
Purpose: BRIEFING ON INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: Apr 22, 2002
Expense: $176.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,954.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: POLICY DISCUSSION
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,956.66
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,625.40
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,568.00
source

Destination: CANCON, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,088.51
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,347.62
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,257.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NBC/DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A DISCOVERY CHANNEL SPECIAL
Date: Jun 26, 2005
Expense: $50.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Castle

Kate Dickens
Jeff Forrest
Kara Haas
Booth Jameson
Paul Leonard
John Morton
Emily Pfeiffer
Michael Quaranta
Sarah Rittling
Steve Scango
Elizabeth Wenk



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.