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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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TAUZIN, WILBERT J II, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 32
Total cost of trips - $59,539.21

Average cost per trip - $1,860.60
Total number of days spent traveling - 83 days
Rank of representative - 95 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ziff-Davis Company (Comdex)
Dates - April 19, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $260.41
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $114.78
Total Cost - $900.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Automobile Dealers Association
Dates - February 2, 2000 - February 4, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,685.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,935.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - November 17, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,160.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $42.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,261.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - conference
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $734.12
Meal Cost - $315.16
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,149.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Citizens for a Sound Economy
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 21, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - tax reform debate
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ALTV
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - conference
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $2,894.00
Lodging Cost - $640.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,534.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Television Program Executives
Dates - January 25, 2000 - January 27, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $640.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $640.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - May 7, 2000 - May 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,477.00
Lodging Cost - $165.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $1,662.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bell South
Dates - June 18, 2000 - June 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - conference/keynote speaker
Notes - took son, Michael Tauzin

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $1,890.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - January 14, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - tour facility - fact-finding trip
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin; ''other" is for ground transportation for rep and wife

Travel Cost - $848.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost - $330.00
Total Cost - $1,218.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cahners Publishing
Dates - March 6, 2000 - March 6, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - took son, Michael Tauzin

Travel Cost - $810.00
Lodging Cost - $426.39
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $1,298.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Viacom Inc.
Dates - September 8, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $536.00
Lodging Cost - $1,131.40
Meal Cost - $388.00
Other Cost - $371.50
Total Cost - $2,426.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - March 30, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - conference
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $2,362.00
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $690.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,377.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - January 7, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost - $2,337.50
Lodging Cost - $927.26
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,264.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Telecom Association
Dates - February 19, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - leadership roundtable
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $638.17
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $938.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - SBC Telecommunications, Inc.
Dates - January 7, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Tour Pacific Bell network operations center as an educational fact-finding trip
Notes - took wife, Cecile Tauzin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $340.20
Meal Cost - $141.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $481.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Greater Houston Partnership
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 6, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Business Roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $28.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $43.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United States Telecom Association
Dates - February 25, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - conference
Notes - Spouse Cecile Tauzin accompanied. No travel costs are specified.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $841.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $841.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fleishman-Hillard Inc.
Dates - February 19, 2001 - February 20, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Menlo Park, CA

Purpose - technology conference
Notes - Spouse Cecile Tauzin accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $363.00
Meal Cost - $118.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $481.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entergy
Dates - June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - other costs are not specified

Travel Cost - $4,347.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $4,522.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Instinet LLC
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - meeting with CEO and executives of Instinet regarding legislative issues before the Energy and Commerce Committee
Notes - Spouse Cecile Tauzin accompanied

Travel Cost - $438.00
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost - $191.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $969.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Viacom Inc.
Dates - July 22, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - meetings regarding National Ownership cap and program access
Notes - Spouse Cecile Tauzin accompanied

Travel Cost - $307.53
Lodging Cost - $347.62
Meal Cost - $23.05
Other Cost - $3.00
Total Cost - $681.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Shaw Group
Dates - November 16, 2001 - November 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Speaker at a summit meeting of key leaders in refining, power, chemical and petroleum industry
Notes - Son John Tauzin accompanied, Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,202.00
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,867.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Dee Dot Timberlands
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - roundtable regarding retail food industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,300.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $48.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,408.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cable and Telecommunications Association
Dates - May 4, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - conference speaker
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,009.00
Lodging Cost - $1,030.80
Meal Cost - $146.48
Other Cost - $324.00
Total Cost - $2,510.28

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Power and Light
Dates - June 30, 2002 - July 2, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - fact-finding trip on renewable energy, utility operations and deregulation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,246.50
Lodging Cost - $587.62
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,034.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Competitive Enterprise Institute
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 6, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Angelo, TX

Purpose - forum on wildlife management and oil and gas production
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,920.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,295.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Grocery Manufactories of America
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speech at executive conference
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,379.44
Meal Cost - $69.77
Other Cost - $11.65
Total Cost - $1,460.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Roundtable regarding country of origin labeling
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Dates - March 27, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Conference speaker
Notes - Cecile Tauzin, spouse-other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $2,732.00
Lodging Cost - $644.19
Meal Cost - $558.50
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $4,234.69

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
Dates - March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaker, annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,168.21
Lodging Cost - $419.71
Meal Cost - $155.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,743.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Shaw Group
Dates - September 28, 2003 - September 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Marathon, FL

Purpose - Roundtable symposium speaker on Clean Water Act & Energy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,131.25
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,520.25

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