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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

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  • 08.19.14

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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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Trips sponsored by

Sallie Mae Inc


Total cost of 15 trips: $15,204.68


Traveler: Mary Ellen Ardouny (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: PANAMA CITY, FL
Purpose: TOUR OF SALLIE MAE STUDENT LOAN PROCESSING FACILITY
Date: Feb 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $833.80
source

Traveler: Charles Barone (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: WILKESBARRE, PENNSYLVANIA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT STUDENT LOAN SERVICING
Date: Jun 16, 2000
Expense: $869.03
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Traveler: George Miller (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: WILKESBARRE, PENNSYLVANIA
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT STUDENT LOAN SERVICING
Date: Jun 16, 2000
Expense: $869.03
source

Traveler: Todd Harper (from the office of Paul Kanjorski)
Destination: WILKES BARRE
Purpose: SUBSTANTIVE PARTICIPATION AT EVENT AT SALLIE MAE PROCESSING FACILITY IN WILKES-BARRE
Date: Nov 28, 2000
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Traveler: Robert Cochran (from the office of Howard Mckeon)
Destination: LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Purpose: SPEECH TO FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORS
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO ROCHESTER NY TO LAGUARDIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO ROCHESTER TO LAGUARDIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Traveler: Kris Balderston (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ROCHESTER NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIPS
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $940.50
source

Traveler: Dale Kildee (from the office of Dale Kildee)
Destination: ARRIVED EVENING OF 1/12/03, SPEECH TO CONFERENCE 1/13/2003
Purpose: SPEECH BEFORE CONFERENCE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID DIRECTORS
Date: Jan 12, 2003
Expense: $540.25
source

Traveler: Robert Cochran (from the office of Howard Mckeon)
Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER ON HIGHER ED ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $612.00
source

Traveler: James Kvaal (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: PALM BEACH FL
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $580.00
source

Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Purpose: REMARKS TO THE SM BOARD AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,445.40
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose:
Date: Feb 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: John Lawrence (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: MIAMI
Purpose: TO ADDRESS A MEETING OF HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCING REPRESENTATIVES.
Date: Feb 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,453.13
source

Traveler: Paula Nowakowski (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: SAN DIEGO
Purpose: SPEAKER AT FORUM ON FINANCIAL AID
Date: Feb 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,533.54
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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.