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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

    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.
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    This is your brain on language

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Trips sponsored by

Alabama Farmers Federation


Total cost of 25 trips: $23,647.72


Traveler: Rick Dearborn (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AUBURN, AUTAUGAVILLE, TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TOUR
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $560.00
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Traveler: Stephanie Mercier (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: MOBILE, AL
Purpose: SPEAK TO POULTRY PRODUCERS ABOUT FED. OF POLICY
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $604.60
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Traveler: Earl Hilliard (from the office of Earl Hilliard)
Destination: GEORGIA TO MOBILE, ALABAMA AND RETURN
Purpose: AWARD RECIPIENT
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,085.00
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Traveler: Mary Alice Tyson (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL ALABAMA
Purpose: TOUR OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FACILITIES AND FARM OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $853.00
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Traveler: Anne Cassity (from the office of Bob Riley)
Destination: VISITED AUBURN UNIV., COTTON FARMS, SOIL & TURF FARMS & AGRICULTURE FACILITIES.
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL TOUR OF SOUTHEAST, ALABAMA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL ISSUES.
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $853.00
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Traveler: Terry Everett (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: DOTHAN, AL TO MOBILE, AL TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING AND RECEIVE RECOGNITION & AWARD
Date: Dec 9, 2002
Expense: $3,608.00
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Traveler: Barron Avery (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PENSACOLA, FL, ORANGE BCH., AL, CAMDEN, AL, MONTGOMERY, AL
Purpose: VISITING FARMS
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.49
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Traveler: Juliet Hettinger (from the office of Robert Cramer)
Destination: ALABAMA
Purpose: FACT FINDING - AGRICULTURE ISSUES IN ALABAMA
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $502.49
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Traveler: Tiffany Cobb (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: TOUR FARMS & FORESTRY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH ALABAMA
Purpose: AGRICULTURE FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,032.50
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Traveler: Allan Freyer (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: MONTGOMERY TO CAMDEN, AL, TO MOBILE, AL
Purpose: FACTORY-FONDING TOUR OF ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL OR IPES
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.49
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Traveler: Reece Langley (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: BALDWIN CO., AL; WILCOX CO., AL; MONTGOMERY, AL; LOWNDES CO., AL
Purpose: VISIT FARM AND AGRIBUSINESS OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.49
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Traveler: Artur Davis (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: MOBILE, AL
Purpose: SPEAKER AT WELCOMING DINNER FOR THE 31ST ANNUAL COMMODITY PRODUCERS CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 31, 2003
Expense: $112.00
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Traveler: Julie Busbee (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: MOBILE - HUNTSVILLE, AL
Purpose: AG TOUR THRU NORTHERN AL
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $859.32
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Traveler: James Wells (from the office of Robert Cramer)
Destination: TRAVELED IN MADISON, MORGAN, LIMESTONE, MARSHALL, JACKSON COUNTIES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING ALABAMA AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $624.87
source

Traveler: Cindy Pate (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: NORTH ALABAMA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL AIDE TOUR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $360.11
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Traveler: Allan Freyer (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO HUNTSVILLE, AL FOR A TOUR OF NORTH ALABAMA AGRICULTURE SITES
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AL FARMS
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $859.32
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Traveler: Allison Thompson (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
Purpose: TOUR FARMS AND RELATED AGRICULTURE POINTS OF INTEREST
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $859.32
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Traveler: Dwayne Bolton (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR OF NORTH ALABAMA
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $859.32
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Traveler: Mary Susan Jones (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL; HEADLAND, AL; DOTHAN, AL; ANDALUSIA, AL; FLOVALA, AL; ROBERTSDALE, AL; MOBILE, AL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF FARMS AND AGRICULTURAL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT SOUTH ALABAMA
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
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Traveler: J Watson Donald (from the office of Jo Bonner)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL; 4/1 - TRAVEL TO ELBA & ANDALUSIA, AL; 4/2 - TRAVEL TO BALDWIN CO. & MOBILE CO.
Purpose: TOUR ALABAMA FARMS AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL POINTS OF INTEREST.
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
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Traveler: Allison Thompson (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: ALABAMA
Purpose: TOUR FARMS AND RELATED AGRICULTURE POINTS OF INTEREST
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
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Traveler: Michael Chahinian (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Purpose: TO VISIT PRODUCTION SITES AND MEET WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS IN ORDER TO SEE LATEST PRODUCTION METHODS, AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.20
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Traveler: Mark Dawson (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Purpose: TO VISIT PRODUCTION SITES AND MEET WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS IN ORDER TO SEE LATEST PRODUCTION METHODS AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.20
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Traveler: Julie Busbee (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL-DOTHAN, AL; RETURN: MOBILE, AL TO DCA
Purpose: FACT FINDING-AG TOUR (AGRICULTURE TOUR)
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
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Traveler: Dwayne Bolton (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: MONTGOMERY (AL), DOTHAN, COVINGTON CO., ANDALUSIA BALDWIN, ROBERTSDALE, GULF SHORES, MOBILE
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL FACT-FINDING TOUR IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
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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

    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.