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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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  • 08.27.15

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  • 08.27.15

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MANZULLO, DONALD A, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $11,164.02

Average cost per trip - $1,860.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 14 days
Rank of representative - 416 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Union Pacific
Dates - November 30, 2000 - November 30, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Marion, AR

Purpose - To examine intermodal facilities similar to those proposed in the 16th congressional district. Trip included local government officials
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - invited speaker at Futures Industry Assn. Annual conference
Notes - spouse Freda Manzullo accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,777.63
Lodging Cost - $793.46
Meal Cost - $444.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,015.09

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - April 9, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - visit 3 stock exchanges, open NASDAQ, duties per financial services committee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $437.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $857.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Assn Of Neurological Surgeons
Dates - April 20, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Toronto, Canada

Purpose - invited to speak at conference
Notes - meals included in lodging expense

Travel Cost - $367.85
Lodging Cost - $405.68
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $773.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Accompanied by wife and three children. Meals included in lodging costs

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 14, 2003 - March 16, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Panel participant/presenter at Futures Industry Association conference
Notes - Spouse Freda Manzullo accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,824.70
Lodging Cost - $723.80
Meal Cost - $715.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,264.40

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