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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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    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

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  • 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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NORTHUP, ANNE M, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $19,225.33

Average cost per trip - $2,136.15
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 312 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Home Builders
Dates - February 10, 2001 - February 10, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speech at annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $994.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,009.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Distributors International
Dates - March 3, 2001 - March 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak to the annual business conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,696.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,716.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Dates - January 12, 2002 - January 17, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Beijing, China

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - other expenses include translation, trips, trip preparation

Travel Cost - $4,825.94
Lodging Cost - $136.56
Meal Cost - $251.29
Other Cost - $182.44
Total Cost - $5,396.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United States Olympic Committee
Dates - February 25, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Lake Placid, NY

Purpose - Site review
Notes - Took husband R. Wood and son Mark

Travel Cost - $1,275.00
Lodging Cost - $680.00
Meal Cost - $165.00
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $2,150.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Women's National Republican Club
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Award presentation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $995.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,180.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - July 11, 2003 - July 13, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - Traveled with Clinton C. Blair

Travel Cost - $710.00
Lodging Cost - $278.00
Meal Cost - $192.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,180.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Louisville Medical Center Development Corporation
Dates - October 30, 2003 - October 31, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Winston-Salem, NC

Purpose - Visit the Piedmont Triad Research Park to learn best practices that can be replicated in establishing Louisville's Life Science Research Park
Notes - Went with Sherri Craig - her expenses don't seem to be included. Other expenses are for notebooks.

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $70.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $890.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Realtors
Dates - February 21, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - car service

Travel Cost - $521.45
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $566.05
Total Cost - $1,087.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard New Members Program Kennedy School
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - To speak at Newly Elected Members Program and to speak at a Women's Political Program Official..
Notes - Louisville, KY - Boston, MA - Ft Myers, FL

Travel Cost - $316.80
Lodging Cost - $219.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $615.80

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