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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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    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.
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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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NEY, ROBERT W, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $50,295.36

Average cost per trip - $4,191.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 125 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Power Microwave Institute
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Baden-Baden, Germany

Purpose - U.S.-German roundtable for the 21st century
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,001.05
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $5,551.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Mortgage Brokers
Dates - June 24, 2000 - June 26, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - National Association of Mortgage Brokers annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $294.00
Lodging Cost - $318.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $612.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - 2000 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - no specific location - took children Bobby and Kayla Ney - "other" is $50 for ground transportation, $100 for "children"

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $5,400.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein - Germany

Purpose - U.S. - German Roundtable
Notes - Accompanied by child Bobby Ney

Travel Cost - $13,490.00
Lodging Cost - $498.00
Meal Cost - $550.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,538.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - April 18, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - To address a securities conference.
Notes - accompanied by spouse Liz Ney

Travel Cost - $4,127.29
Lodging Cost - $999.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,926.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Owens-Corning
Dates - January 25, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Toledo, OH

Purpose - constituent meeting
Notes - transportation cost includes staff travel

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados

Purpose - meet with U.S., and Antigua and Barbados government officials about tourism and financial services industries
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,033.35
Lodging Cost - $1,659.15
Meal Cost - $139.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,831.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Manufactured Housing Association
Dates - March 17, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Elkhart, IN

Purpose - 1. Onsite tour of manufactured housing facility 2. Review issues affecting manufactured housing industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,105.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $39.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,144.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FN Aviation
Dates - February 20, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Meetings regarding trade and international business matters
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,699.25
Lodging Cost - $733.00
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,707.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boich Companies
Dates - January 18, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Discussion of energy legislation for the 108th Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $254.00
Meal Cost - $131.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $385.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Assn
Dates - July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speech to the ABA's summer meeting
Notes - Pittsburgh, PA - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Pittsburgh, PA

Travel Cost - $689.20
Lodging Cost - $310.81
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,000.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Center for Public Policy
Dates - August 3, 2002 - August 9, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - London, England

Purpose - Speech to Scottish parliamentarian; attend Edinburgh Military tattoo; visit British Parliament
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,500.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,200.00

Additional family members - No

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