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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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HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN), Republican Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $20,648.19

Average cost per trip - $2,064.82
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 297 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University Institute of Politics
Dates - December 14, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Spoke to freshmen congressmen
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $276.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost - $84.50
Total Cost - $381.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Agriculture Committee Planning Session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $20.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - January 5, 2000 - January 5, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Wilmington, NC

Purpose - Education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $838.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $848.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - October 12, 2001 - October 14, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Prayer and reflection at spiritual retreat.
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied. Meals included in lodging. Transport includes $49.98 car rental.

Travel Cost - $1,429.18
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,729.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Pheasant hunt. Fundraising for CSF.
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $285.72
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost - $195.00
Total Cost - $591.23

Additional family members - No


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 Barbara Hayes accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied. Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $6,694.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $10,137.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Barbara Hayes accompanied.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost - $644.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,707.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement for Safari Club International Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,467.00
Lodging Cost - $257.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,774.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 21, 2004 - March 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hawk's Kay, FL

Purpose - as a co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's caucus, my presence was required at their annual meeting
Notes - spouse - Barbara Hayes

Travel Cost - $1,057.20
Lodging Cost - $685.74
Meal Cost - $249.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,992.44

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