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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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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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REGULA, RALPH S, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $50,391.96

Average cost per trip - $4,581.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 50 days
Rank of representative - 123 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Martha Regula - other expenses were for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,426.00
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,951.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on US-Russia Relations
Notes - other expenses =ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,317.26
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,817.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education
Notes - spouse: Mary Regula

Travel Cost - $1,139.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $3,372.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - speak to American Gas Association - public affairs and marketing forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $699.90
Lodging Cost - $128.82
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $848.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - participate in education conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Regula - meal in lodging cost - other cost is ground transport

Travel Cost - $4,022.00
Lodging Cost - $1,710.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,832.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - other cost for rental car. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,091.50
Lodging Cost - $380.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $82.84
Total Cost - $1,684.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - education conference
Notes - spouse, Martha Regula, other-airline change itinerary penalty fee, ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,244.80
Lodging Cost - $4,240.00
Meal Cost - $3,240.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $9,024.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation
Dates - December 5, 2002 - December 5, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech at dedication of Safra Synagogue, NY, NY
Notes -

Travel Cost - $452.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $452.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - with spouse Mary - other covered ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,848.02
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $3,240.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $9,288.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on Education
Notes - Cleveland - Cancun, Mexico - Cleveland

Travel Cost - $1,755.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,475.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Broad Foundation
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - 2005 Strategic Advisory Retreat w/national Education leaders to discuss future investment
Notes - Washington Dulles - Los Angeles - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $923.02
Lodging Cost - $518.00
Meal Cost - $205.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,646.02

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