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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.

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  • 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

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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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Trips by*

Roberto Rodriguez


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,286.79


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Kennedy

Destination: SACRAMENTO
Sponsor: California Department of Education
Purpose: PRESENT TO CA DOE ABOUT BILINGUAL ED
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $119.38
source

Destination: BROWARD COUNTY, FL
Sponsor: Broward County Public Schools
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT BEST PRACTICES IN BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS AND HELP ADMINISTRATORS PREPARE FOR ESEA IMPLEMENTATION
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $496.84
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: NCLR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $345.49
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: TO PRESENT ON'ACCOUNTABILITY: WHAT WILL IT MEAN' FROM NCLB
Date: Sep 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $397.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Intercultural Development Research Association
Purpose: PRESENTATION ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & FAMILY LITERACY TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
Date: Apr 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $644.56
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: SPEAK AT NCLR ANNUAL CONFERENCE: ADVOCACY STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING APPROPRIATE ASSESSMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS FOR ELL'S
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $747.86
source


Trips traveled under the office of Linda Sanchez

Destination: SAN FRAN
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 24, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,535.66
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Roberto Rodriguez.


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.