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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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BENNETT, ROBERT F, Republican Party
Utah

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $74,108.84

Average cost per trip - $4,117.16
Total number of days spent traveling - 73 days
Rank of representative - 63 (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 -

Travel Cost - $3,806.20
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,131.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conference Group, Ltd.
Dates - November 28, 2000 - November 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Address the Pricewaterhouse Coopers Property Casualty Executive Conference as member of Banking Committee and Chairman of the Financial Institutions Subcommittee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,214.00
Lodging Cost - $449.24
Meal Cost - $33.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,696.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Direct Marketing Association
Dates - March 4, 2001 - March 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - to address the Direct Marketing Association leaders forum regarding privacy, tax and other banking issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,791.78
Lodging Cost - $357.50
Meal Cost - $219.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,369.20

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,046.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,326.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - March 3, 2002 - March 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speak at AIPAC Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $191.50
Lodging Cost - $243.09
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $434.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,039.16
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,164.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - May 3, 2002 - May 3, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Tuscon, AZ

Purpose - To participate in a transatlantic Policy Network Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $355.50
Lodging Cost - $159.00
Meal Cost - $78.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $592.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $2,018.00
Lodging Cost - $1,921.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,179.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 13, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - TPN Spring meeting
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $3,367.88
Lodging Cost - $361.26
Meal Cost - $215.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,944.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Senior Leadership Retreat
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $123.00
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $739.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - JFK School of Government/The Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Actual reimbursement-transportation includes car and flight-lodging cost includes two nights-other costs include jacket $35-pedometer $21

Travel Cost - $598.50
Lodging Cost - $1,805.98
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $2,935.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Utah Automobile Dealers Assn
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,200.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,760.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 22, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,136.20
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,065.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,076.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN)
Dates - May 14, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Senator Bennett is the Chairman of this organization, so he attended, participated, and spoke as the keynote speaker
Notes - Including spouse They stayed in their home / Half of travel was for Mrs. Bennett Meal expenses: including Mrs. Bennett

Travel Cost - $2,406.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $254.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,660.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - Senator Bennett participated in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Including spouse (Half of all of expenses was for Mrs. Bennett)

Travel Cost - $4,348.80
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,798.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - November 28, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Paris, France - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - Senator Bennett is a Chairman of this organization, so he attended, participated, and spoke as the keynote speaker in a series of events
Notes - London - Paris - Brussels

Travel Cost - $5,996.00
Lodging Cost - $2,044.90
Meal Cost - $235.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,276.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - Senator Bennett participated in a conference on US/Russian/European relations
Notes - Including spouse Half of expense is for Mrs. Bennett

Travel Cost - $6,884.30
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,846.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)
Dates - October 30, 2005 - October 30, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Senator Bennett participated and spoke at their conference.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,970.00
Lodging Cost - $168.00
Meal Cost - $41.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,179.00

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