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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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Robert Taub


Total cost of 18 trips: $28,514.30


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Burton

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL POSTAL FORUM ON HR22
Date: Mar 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $778.00
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Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Association of Letter Carriers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL CONVENTION ON POSTAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $781.47
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Mchugh

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $462.00
source

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NY
Sponsor: US Olympic Committee
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INSPECTION TRIP OF OLYMPIC SITE
Date: Feb 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $118.00
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Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL POST CORPORATION (IPC)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BY IPC ON POSTAL REFORM
Date: Jan 23, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,054.90
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR AND DISCUSSION ABOUT THE MAGAZINE INDUSTRY
Date: May 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $673.87
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: DISCUSS POSTAL REFORM WITH EXECUTIVES OF TIME, INC.
Date: Sep 5, 2003
Expense: $381.40
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $726.00
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE; CHESTER, UK; PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: TO STUDY ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND COMPETITION, INCLUDING THE POSTAL AND DELIVERY SECTOR
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,180.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL & JORDAN
Sponsor: Aish Hatorah Jerusalem Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND DEFENSE AEROSPACE HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION AND CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,725.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO ATTEND BIPARTISAN/BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $922.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: BELIZE
Sponsor: Wildlife Conservation Society
Purpose: TO EXAMINE INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: AMER. INTERNATIONAL GRP (AIG) & NY STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE)
Purpose: FORUM RE: FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY & NY STATE ECONOMY
Date: Oct 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $832.90
source

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NY
Sponsor: US Olympic Committee
Purpose: INSPECT AND EVALUATE THE AREA'S FEDERALLY SUPPORTED TOURISM SITES
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $90.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT REGARDING 2005 CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: STAMFORD, CT
Sponsor: Pitney Bowes Inc
Purpose: DISCUSS POSTAL REFORM LEGISLATION WITH PITNEY BOWES'S SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Date: Jun 20, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $801.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Taub.


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.