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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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LINDER, JOHN, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $91,197.74

Average cost per trip - $5,364.57
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 43 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - March 30, 2000 - March 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.50
Lodging Cost - $246.26
Meal Cost - $60.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $861.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - January 30, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $745.00
Lodging Cost - $285.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,030.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 15, 2002 - November 23, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Vienna, Austria

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - spouse Lynne Linder accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,234.66
Lodging Cost - $1,435.00
Meal Cost - $1,622.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,292.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.20
Lodging Cost - $2,100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,654.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Small Business Assn
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sarasota, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $576.80
Lodging Cost - $375.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $951.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - To examine issues relevant to the Committee's responsibilities, and in the process, improve the working environment and working relationship among its members
Notes - DC - Queenstown, MD - DC Aspen Wye River Conference Centers

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Frankfurt, Budapest Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,970.33
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $989.71
Other Cost - $48.67
Total Cost - $9,217.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 23, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - West Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $806.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,681.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel - Jordan

Purpose - To strengthen international understanding while practicing strategic partnerships & joint ventures. Defense Aerospace Homeland Security Mission of Peace
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,200.00
Lodging Cost - $4,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $8,450.00
Total Cost - $19,650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Farm Bureau
Dates - December 6, 2003 - December 6, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jackson, MS

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Jackson, MS - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $655.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $655.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Farm Bureau
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Traverse City, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Traverse City, MI - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $674.00
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $853.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Iowa Farm Bureau
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Des Moines, IA

Purpose - Speaking engagement..
Notes - Atlanta - Des Moines, IA

Travel Cost - $715.00
Lodging Cost - $194.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $909.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Atlanta, GA - London, England - Atlanta, GA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,614.08
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost - $696.66
Total Cost - $18,785.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Farm Bureau
Dates - June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - San Antonio, TX - Atlanta Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,518.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $2,023.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Spirit Fund
Dates - June 12, 2003 - June 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Portland, OR - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $1,178.40
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,367.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tax Leadership Council
Dates - April 11, 2005 - April 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - To speak to the executive board and their supports about the prospects for the tax reform in the 109th Congress
Notes - ATL - Houston - IAD [Amended to change sponsor name, and reduce cost] (Atlanta - Houston - Atlanta )

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - July 25, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Denver, CO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $10,863.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,863.00

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