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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Tom Sell


Total cost of 11 trips: $7,152.78


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: AMARILLO, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS CATTLEFEEDERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT CATTLE FEEDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $583.00
source

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $285.00
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Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE RETREAT/STAFF
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM.
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,396.45
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose:
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $673.78
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Forum on Agriculture Resources and Management
Purpose: ATTEND 1-DAY FORUM ON ISSUES IMPORTANT TO FLORIDA AGRICULTURE.
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $373.34
source

Destination: DEARBORN, MI
Sponsor: Council of State Governments
Purpose: SPEAK TO AG. POLICY TASK FORCE
Date: Dec 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $700.59
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: STAFF REPUBLICAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $628.00
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: NATIONAL FARMERS UNION
Purpose: SPEAK AT NFU CONVENTION
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $820.40
source

Destination: MARCO ISLAND, FLA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEAK TO PORK ACTION GROUP.
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $412.61
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: GALVESTON, TX
Sponsor: Groundwater Management Districts Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND MEETINGS AND ADDRESS THE GROUP ON RELEVANT ITEMS IN THE 2002 FORM BILL
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $739.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Tom Sell.


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.