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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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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Trips sponsored by

National Urban League


Total cost of 16 trips: $10,894.14


Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: CHICAGO-NY-DC
Purpose: SPEAKING-TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,094.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Milburn (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE
Purpose: TO CONDUCT A WORKSHOP ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $381.50
source

Traveler: Michael Williams (from the office of Denise Majette)
Destination: LEESBERG, VA
Purpose: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE RETREAT
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Michaeleen Crowell (from the office of Denise Majette)
Destination: LEESBERG, VA
Purpose: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE RETREAT
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Tracie Pough (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT 44050 WOODBRIDGE PARKWAY, LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE-INSTITUTE FOR OPPORTUNITY AND EQUALITY SR. STAFF RESEARCH ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.55
source

Traveler: Jesse Price (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES THAT CONCERN AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.55
source

Traveler: Joyce Brayboy (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES THAT CONCERN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Michelle Anderson-Lee (from the office of Chaka Fattah)
Destination: RAYBURN HOB, WASHINGTON, DC TO LANSDOWNE RESORT, LEESBURG, VA - RETURN TO FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Purpose: SENIOR STAFF RESEARCH ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Dana Hopings (from the office of Frank Ballance)
Destination: LANSDOWNE, VA
Purpose: RESEARCH ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.55
source

Traveler: Jane Oates (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Purpose: SPEAK AT NUL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 28, 2003
Expense: $827.15
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: PITTSBURG
Purpose: 2003 DLC NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Date: Jul 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,131.20
source

Traveler: Artur Davis (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: PITTSBURG, PA
Purpose: PANELIST PARTICIPANT AT THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE PLENARY SESSION 3: ENTITLED "THE BLACK FAMILY BUILDING ON ITS RESILIENCE"
Date: Jul 28, 2003
Expense: $1,375.00
source

Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: MILWAUKEE
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $846.45
source

Traveler: Joyce Postell (from the office of Kendrick Meek)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $449.00
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SEATTLE URBAN LEAGUE EVENT
Date: May 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,320.00
source

Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: PANELIST AT THEIR 2004 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $213.19
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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.