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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

    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.

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INSLEE, JAY R, Democratic Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $21,700.28

Average cost per trip - $2,411.14
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 286 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Yellowstone to Yukon Convservation Initiative
Dates - September 8, 2001 - September 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Glacier, MT

Purpose - To speak on global warming and U.S. National Energy Policy
Notes - Glacier National Park, MT

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $59.47
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $584.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Tour of wildlife refuge
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,240.07
Lodging Cost - $326.93
Meal Cost - $129.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,696.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - attend Monterey Congressional Forum on Trade
Notes -

Travel Cost - $203.50
Lodging Cost - $160.71
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $364.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - To attend Monterey Congressional forum on trade policy
Notes - Spouse Trudi Inslee accompanied.

Travel Cost - $555.38
Lodging Cost - $260.00
Meal Cost - $158.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $973.38

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - North American Transplant Coordinators Organization
Dates - March 14, 2003 - March 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Keynote guest speaker at North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO) conference
Notes - Travel all on 3/14/03

Travel Cost - $755.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montana Wilderness Association
Dates - December 7, 2002 - December 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kalispell, MT

Purpose - Keynote convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $660.50
Lodging Cost - $69.68
Meal Cost - $16.97
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $747.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Global Partnerships
Dates - January 8, 2005 - January 12, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Managua, Nicaragua

Purpose - To examine poverty alleviation programs in Nicaragua
Notes - Seattle, WA - Managua, Nicaragua - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $1,414.00
Lodging Cost - $341.00
Meal Cost - $139.00
Other Cost - $329.00
Total Cost - $2,223.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - November 28, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Paris, France

Purpose - Fact finding on trade relations with EU
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris - Brussels - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expenses: 11/29/ - 11/30

Travel Cost - $9,933.38
Lodging Cost - $1,257.48
Meal Cost - $645.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,836.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding, financial services trip
Notes - DC - NYC / NYC - SEA (Seattle)

Travel Cost - $730.38
Lodging Cost - $584.79
Meal Cost - $205.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,520.17

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

    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.