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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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    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.
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DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR., Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $119,229.93

Average cost per trip - $9,171.53
Total number of days spent traveling - 137 days
Rank of representative - 25 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - Participation in Conference on US-China relations
Notes - Accompanied by wife Libby Doggett

Travel Cost - $3,497.68
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,497.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 17, 2000 - September 3, 2000 (18 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland - Prague, Czech Republic - Kiev, Ukraine

Purpose - participation in a conference on US-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by wife Libby Doggett

Travel Cost - $4,485.80
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,810.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 25, 2001 - June 5, 2001 (12 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the convergence of US National Security and the Global Environment
Notes - Spouse Dr. Elizabeth Doggett accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $5,311.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,791.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Spouse Dr. Elizabeth Doggett accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $4,717.80
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $8,217.80

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 Libby Doggett

Travel Cost - $13,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in a conference on Islam
Notes - spouse Libby Doggett

Travel Cost - $2,746.35
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,871.35

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Dates - May 27, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Sitka, AK - Juneau, AK

Purpose - Tongass National Forest fact-finding trip
Notes - spouse Dr. Elizabeth Doggett

Travel Cost - $1,929.84
Lodging Cost - $1,268.00
Meal Cost - $1,020.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,217.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 8, 2003 - August 24, 2003 (17 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - Attending conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Spouse Libby Doggett accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,809.80
Lodging Cost - $1,325.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,734.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - January 12, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Singapore - Thailand - Cambodia

Purpose - Meeting with Singaporean governmental business and academic leaders
Notes - Spouse Libby Doggett accompanied

Travel Cost - $14,692.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,592.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 22, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - wife Elizabeth Doggett accompanied - other cost was ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,107.60
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,550.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 17, 2005 - February 23, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - France

Purpose - Participation in U.S.-French Congressional Roundtable
Notes - US - France - US Personal Expense 3 days

Travel Cost - $6,642.52
Lodging Cost - $502.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,494.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 24, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (12 days)
Location(s) - Shanghai, China - Beijing, China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes - Austin, TX - Shanghai, China - Beijing, China - Washington, DC Dates of Personal Expense: 2 Including spouse

Travel Cost - $14,514.04
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,846.04

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 27, 2005 - June 7, 2005 (12 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington - Istanbul / Istanbul - Washington Including spouse Dates of personal expense: 5

Travel Cost - $4,354.70
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,804.70

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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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.