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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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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

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CRENSHAW, ANDER M, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $110,838.26

Average cost per trip - $10,076.21
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 28 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 30, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia - Singapore

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Katharine Crenshaw accompanied

Travel Cost - $5,038.00
Lodging Cost - $1,612.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - August 26, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Katharine Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $27,000.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $27,640.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Katharine Crenshaw accompanied

Travel Cost - $702.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,242.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Kitty Crenshaw accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - to participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - spouse Katharine Crenshaw -- other includes ground transportation

Travel Cost - $11,624.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $16,424.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $5,146.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $8,396.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 18, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $5,767.80
Lodging Cost - $1,568.00
Meal Cost - $3,040.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $10,425.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 8, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To gather with government and business leaders to discuss public policy issues that affect relations between the US and the host country
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $8,757.26
Lodging Cost - $974.09
Meal Cost - $962.90
Other Cost - $323.63
Total Cost - $11,017.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 4, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - London, England

Purpose - To tour energy facilities and ministries in Italy
Notes - Spouse Katharine (Kitty) Crenshaw accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,963.00
Lodging Cost - $2,264.90
Meal Cost - $4,404.26
Other Cost - $1,261.00
Total Cost - $10,893.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Katharine Crenshaw, spouse-lodging expense combined-other expenses ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,333.72
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,776.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Jacksonville, FL - Istanbul, Turkey Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,220.70
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,870.70

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