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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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    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.

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.

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Trips sponsored by

American Gas Association


Total cost of 33 trips: $37,247.38


Traveler: Cathy Vanway (from the office of Thomas Bliley)
Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
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Traveler: Suzanne Te Beau (from the office of Bud Shuster)
Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AGA'S PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM 2000
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
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Traveler: James Beirne (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: TUCSON, TEXAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE IN LEGISLATION ON ENERGY AND ELECTRICITY AFFECTING USE OF NATURAL GAS
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,440.84
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Traveler: Michele Nellenbach (from the office of Nancy Johnson)
Destination: LEAVE UNION STATION VIA AMTRAK TO NYC
Purpose: DISCUSSION ON NATURAL GAS & VISIT FUEL EFFICIENCY FACILITIES
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $558.00
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Traveler: Dan Beattie (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS OF ENERGY FINANCIAL ISSUES
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $625.00
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Traveler: Joe Mckelvey (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: FACT FINDING-UNDERSTANDING NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY & COMMODITIES EXCHANGE
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
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Traveler: Michael Henry (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $640.00
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Traveler: Karen Campbell (from the office of Brad Carson)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: PIPELINE SAFETY INFORMATION
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $853.50
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Traveler: Debra Gebhardt (from the office of Thomas Petri)
Destination: PHOENIX (TEMPE & MESA), ARIZONA
Purpose: TOUR PIPELINE FACILITIES, DEMONSTRATIONS, BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $804.38
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Traveler: Suzanne Te Beau (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: TEMPE, AZ
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN NATURAL GAS PIPELINE FORUM
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $769.00
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Traveler: David Heymsfeld (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NATURAL GAS UTILITIES & TRANSMISSION COMPANIES PIPELINE SAFETY OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $718.00
source

Traveler: Ashley Musselman (from the office of William Lipinski)
Destination: TEMPE AND MESA, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL GAS ACTIVITIES AND PIPELINE SAFETY OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $853.50
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Sural (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: ARIZONA
Purpose: PIPELINE SAFETY SEMINAR
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $818.50
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Traveler: Amy Wolfrum (from the office of Robert Borski)
Destination: CITY OF MESA - DC
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL GAS AND PIPELINE SAFETY
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.26
source

Traveler: Michael Collins (from the office of Michael Collins)
Destination:
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO CEO'S & V.P.'S RE: W & M. ISSUES, ENERGY TAX ETC
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,897.00
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Traveler: Lori Rowley (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM MARCO ISLAND, FL
Purpose: SPEAKER AT "LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR 107TH CONGRESS" SESSION
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $907.50
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Traveler: Larry Craig (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: ORLANDO FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE AGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,779.98
source

Traveler: Michael Collins (from the office of Michael Collins)
Destination:
Purpose:
Date: Oct 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,275.34
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Traveler: Charles Barnett (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION'S 2002 PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,330.00
source

Traveler: Kelly Bingel (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Purpose: SPEAKING ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL REGARDING SENATE ENERGY BILL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,550.00
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Traveler: Bill Cooper (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,176.35
source

Traveler: Ralph Regula (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Purpose: SPEAK TO AGA PUBLIC AFFAIRS & MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $848.72
source

Traveler: Daniel Val Kish (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: TO SPEAK & BE A PANELIST AT AGA CONVENTION
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,544.50
source

Traveler: Steve Pearce (from the office of Steve Pearce)
Destination: SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS-AUSTIN, TX-HOBBS, NM
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH TO PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 24, 2003
Expense: $624.34
source

Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $788.33
source

Traveler: Randy Cunningham (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination: SIOUX FALLS, SD
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL ENERGY SEMINAR
Date: Sep 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,030.50
source

Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: SANTA FE, NM
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PANELIST
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,123.19
source

Traveler: Bill Cooper (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination:
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON ENERGY PANELS
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,599.88
source

Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $565.90
source

Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Purpose: SPEECH ON THE LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $571.38
source

Traveler: J Jonathan Jones (from the office of Thomas Carper)
Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Purpose: GAVE A SPEECH AS A GUEST LECTURER
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $843.71
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Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Purpose: ATTEND FORUM AND PANELIST
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $934.14
source

Traveler: Brian Kennedy (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AS PART OF AGA'S CAPITOL ROUNDTABLE DURING THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $872.64
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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.