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American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

Teaching Teachers

Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

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  • 08.27.15

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CANNON, CHRISTOPHER B, Republican Party
Utah

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $6,078.69

Average cost per trip - $1,013.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 485 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Western Watch Foundation
Dates - June 28, 2002 - June 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - public lands conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,370.50
Lodging Cost - $172.22
Meal Cost - $141.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,683.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities
Dates - February 24, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Keynote speaker for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities' 2005 Annual Conference
Notes - SLC, UT - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $143.20
Lodging Cost - $137.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $280.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin American Studies Univ of California at Berkeley
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Morelia, Mexico

Purpose - US-Mexico Futures Forum meeting. The Futures Forum is an unique network of leading political and social actors, who think about the issues facing bother countries
Notes - Seattle, WA (was speaking at a conference) - Morelia, Mexico - Salt Lake City, UT

Travel Cost - $872.67
Lodging Cost - $662.80
Meal Cost - $309.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,844.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - PacifiCorp
Dates - August 23, 2004 - August 23, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Rock Springs, WY

Purpose - To visit and tour the Bridger Mine
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - Rock Springs, WY - Salt Lake City, UT

Travel Cost - $667.34
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $57.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $725.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the New West
Dates - April 3, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Participated in Roundtable & conference
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - San Diego, CA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $325.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Nutritional Foods Assn
Dates - July 16, 2004 - July 17, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Mr. Cannon gave the keynote address at NNFA's Annual Trade show on Saturday, July 17, 2004
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $220.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $220.00

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
teaching-teachers

Teaching Teachers

Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they're on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

Recent Posts

  • 08.27.15

    An American way of teaching

    In 1993, a group of researchers set out to do something that had never been done before. They would hire a videographer to travel across the United States and record a random sample of eighth-grade math classes. What they found revealed a lot about American teaching.
  • 08.27.15

    Rethinking teacher preparation

    In the United States, teaching isn't treated as a profession that requires extensive training like law or medicine. Teaching is seen as something you can figure out on your own, if you have a natural gift for it. But looking for gifted people won't work to fill the nation's classrooms with teachers who know what they're doing.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.
  • 08.27.15

    Thinking about math from someone else’s perspective

    "What you do when you’re teaching is you think about other people’s thinking. You don’t think about your own thinking; you think what other people think. That’s really hard." -Deborah Ball