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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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NEUGEBAUER, RANDY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $23,124.06

Average cost per trip - $2,890.51
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 272 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Home Builders
Dates - September 18, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Dana Neugebauer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,033.00
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,683.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other expenses are for security costs. Spouse Dana Neugebauer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,771.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $930.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $9,213.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Fact-finding, educational mission to Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a member of the House Agriculture Committee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,570.27
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,941.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse Dana Neugebauer accompanied.- other expenses audiovisual and incidentals for both

Travel Cost - $11.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $534.36
Other Cost - $78.26
Total Cost - $923.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 2, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Discuss/review national issues and legislative ideas
Notes - DC - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $151.20
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,224.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NYSE, Goldman Sachs, Securities Industry Assn
Dates - April 28, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Official fact finding and educational visit to meet with officials from the financial services industry
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Lubbock, TX (district) Including spouse ** Goldman Sachs (bev only), Securities Industry Assn (meal)

Travel Cost - $1,965.96
Lodging Cost - $359.89
Meal Cost - $207.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,533.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CropLife America
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Review/discuss agricultural & environmental issues impacting the crop protection industry
Notes - Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $765.80
Lodging Cost - $597.00
Meal Cost - $565.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,928.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Trade Delegation
Dates - September 9, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding trip to explore agricultural sales to Cuba
Notes - Washington, DC - Miami, FL - Havana, Cuba - Miami, FL - Washington, DC [individual trade delegation members and their associations (each paying $199.05) are on file at the Clerk's Office.

Travel Cost - $2,213.00
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost - $55.50
Other Cost - $152.00
Total Cost - $2,675.50

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