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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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Trips by*

John Riley


Total cost of 11 trips: $11,679.85


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF AGENDA AND OTHER ISSUES FOR SECOND SESSION RELATED TO STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL DAIRY LEADERS CONFERENCE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING DAIRY PROVISIONS OF THE NEXT FARM BILL.
Date: Sep 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $290.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS A MEETING OF THE AACI AND NATIONAL CROP INSURANCE SERVICES
Date: Feb 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.40
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MO; MEMPHIS, TN; GREENVILLE, MS; NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,271.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY SEMINAR INCLUDING DISCUSSION OF ENERGY TRADING IN FUTURES MARKETS
Date: Jun 14, 2002
Expense: $408.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ALL INDUSTRY MEETING ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORED BY AACI
Date: Feb 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,020.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE; NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; OPTIONS CLEARING CORP.; AND FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,260.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: TO TOUR EXCHANGES AND DISCUSS DERIVATIVES REGULATORY POLICY
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: INDIAN WELLS, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: ATTEND AND ADDRESS THE 2004 CROP INSURANCE ALL-INDUSTRY ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $898.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BD OF TRADE; CHI MERC. EXCHANGE; NY BOARD OF TRADE; NY MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; OPTIONS CLEARING CORP, FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN
Purpose: ATTEND THE INTERNATION FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,016.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CROP INSURANCE INDUSTRY ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $978.45
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Riley.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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  • 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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and Vocational Ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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    Is School Funding Fair?

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