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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.
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    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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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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Total cost of 49 trips: $42,621.52


Traveler: Jon Hixson (from the office of Jerry Moran)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: May 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $948.85
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Traveler: Jill Homan (from the office of Robert Ehrlich)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: FIELD STUDY
Date: May 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $929.85
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Traveler: Sean Donohue (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: ATTEND 9TH CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM-SERVE ON DISCUSSION PANELS RE: FOOD SAFETY & REGULATION
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $586.75
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Traveler: Danelle Farmer (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON PANEL REGARDING FOOD AND NUTRITION ISSUES.
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $584.75
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Traveler: Kevin Washington (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN GMA'S 9TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM PANEL
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $586.75
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Traveler: Sam Lancaster (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: FACT FINDING/PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $586.75
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Traveler: Dan Beattie (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: FOOD & NUTRITION ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $586.75
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Traveler: Timothy Johnson (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: HOMESTEAD RESORT, HOT SPRINGS VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $586.00
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Traveler: Mary Beth Carozza (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $586.75
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Traveler: Timothy Day (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $586.75
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Traveler: Heather Stansell (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FIELD STUDY
Date: May 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $780.08
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Traveler: Kurt Pfotenhaver (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM WITH CAPITOL HILL STAFFERS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.50
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Traveler: Stephen Haterius (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $821.00
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Traveler: Russell Middleton (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $659.50
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Traveler: Mildred Webber (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE ISSUES OF FOOD SAFETY AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.50
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Traveler: Rob Neal (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.50
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Traveler: Brent Del Monte (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination:
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM PANELIST
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.50
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Traveler: Brenda Pillors (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM-HOT SPRINGS VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.50
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Traveler: Henry Bonilla (from the office of Henry Bonilla)
Destination: GMA EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,032.13
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Traveler: Jennifer Dunn (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: SPEECH TO THEIR EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $980.26
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Traveler: Richard Boykin (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: GMA & FMI EDUCATIONAL FIELD STUDY-AGRICULTURE-NUTRITION
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $973.80
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Traveler: Alex Albert (from the office of Zell Miller)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON FOOD SAFETY LEGISLATION
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $650.00
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Traveler: Sean Donohue (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: BECKLEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM ON FOOD SAFETY AND FDA OVERSIGHT OF FOOD PRODUCERS
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,057.00
source

Traveler: Mildred Webber (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO HOT SPRINGS VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK AT MEETING ON ISSUES FACING GROCERY MANUFACTURERS PARTICULARLY TRADE, FOOD SAFETY, HEALTH AND NUTRITION & OBESITY
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $858.44
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Traveler: Kathryn Lehman (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: WASH DC TO HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK AT MEETING ON ISSUES FACING GROCERY MANUFACTURERS SUCH AS TRADE, FOOD SAFETY, HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $745.20
source

Traveler: Richard Boykin (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $815.20
source

Traveler: Brenda Pillors (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $745.20
source

Traveler: Timothy Peters (from the office of Robin Hayes)
Destination: ELEVENTH GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $778.46
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Traveler: Michael Sommers (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $990.46
source

Traveler: Steven Tilton (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: SESSION ON BROTEROSUN, LUNCH, SESSION OUTSIDE, DINNER, SESSION ON OTHER SUE
Purpose: DISCUSS ISSUED CRITICAL TO FUND INDUSTRY & CHACILE STAFF CONSUMER PRODUCT
Date: May 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $936.45
source

Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: SPEAKER, GMA EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,460.86
source

Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: GREENBRIER - WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: REMARKS AT THE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS CONFERENCE MEETING
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,538.83
source

Traveler: Rebecca Linder (from the office of Cass Ballenger)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FIELD STUDY RE: COFFEE RECEIVING: PROCESSING
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $789.72
source

Traveler: Edward Steiner (from the office of Sam Farr)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $789.72
source

Traveler: Michael Seyfert (from the office of Pat Roberts)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE WITH OTHER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON PANELS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY ISSUES INFECTING AGRICULTURE & THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $505.12
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Traveler: Mark Strand (from the office of James Talent)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE FOOD, BEVERAGE, AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS INDUSTRY, INCLUDING HEALTH AND NUTRITION, FOOD SECURITY AND SAFETY, FOOD LABELING, TRADE, BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.24
source

Traveler: Brian Pomper (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GMA'S CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $630.00
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Traveler: Sean Donohue (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: ATTEND A CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE FOOD AND CONSUMER PRODUCT INDUSTRY
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.24
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Traveler: Paul Kavinoky (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS VIRGINIA HOMESTEAD RESORT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM. LEARN ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO FOOD SAFETY
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
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Traveler: Paul Brathwaite (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Purpose: DISCUSSED HEALTH AND NUTRITION ISSUES, AND DISCUSSED BIO-TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER FOOD INDUSTRY MATTERS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.24
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Traveler: Brenda Pillors (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS VA
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.24
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Traveler: Erich Mische (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT THE GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.35
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Traveler: Sean Donohue (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: 13TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $909.00
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Traveler: Gordon Taylor (from the office of Chris John)
Destination: HOTSPRINGS, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $909.00
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Traveler: Tyson Redpath (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN GROCERY MANUFACTURERS OF AMERICA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM TO ACTIVELY DISCUSS FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ISSUES IMPACTING THE BRANDED FOOD INDUSTRY
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $909.00
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Traveler: Tim Berry (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $909.00
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Traveler: Tony Jackson (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination:
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $780.50
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Traveler: Brenda Pillors (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Purpose: GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $756.00
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Traveler: Jonathan Rhodes (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: DC TO CHICAGO, ILL
Purpose: OFFICIAL-TO VISIT AMERICA'S SECOND HARVEST HEADQUARTERS AND TOUR HUNGER SITES INCLUDING CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $384.83
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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.