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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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    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

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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CRAIG, LARRY E, Republican Party
Idaho

Total number of trips - 29
Total cost of trips - $46,661.50

Average cost per trip - $1,609.02
Total number of days spent traveling - 64 days
Rank of representative - 135 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Address AIDAC board meeting regarding American Israel issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,213.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,213.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for the Advancement of Climate Science
Dates - March 30, 2000 - March 30, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Woods Hole, MA

Purpose - Visit Woods Hale Oceanographic Institute for briefings on Climate Science
Notes -

Travel Cost - $706.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $706.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Milk Producers Federation, Arlington, VA
Dates - October 30, 2000 - October 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Meet with NMPF Board and address annual meeting
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,761.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,136.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Group International
Dates - August 25, 2000 - August 27, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - British Columbia, Canada

Purpose - Meetings and briefings with company officials on resource issues.
Notes - Wife accompanied. Stuart Island

Travel Cost - $3,940.38
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $420.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,760.38

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - May 19, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Board members annual meeting
Notes - Payment made for board member of the National Rifle Association

Travel Cost - $1,208.50
Lodging Cost - $278.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,536.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - May 4, 2001 - May 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak at the American Gas Assoc. Board of Directors meeting
Notes - Other expenses are not specified

Travel Cost - $931.00
Lodging Cost - $731.00
Meal Cost - $66.60
Other Cost - $50.88
Total Cost - $1,779.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Great West Gym Fest
Dates - March 2, 2002 - March 2, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Purpose - to speak at the opening ceremony for the Great West Gym Fest
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $167.63
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $167.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hayden Air, Inc.
Dates - August 21, 2001 - August 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Hayden, ID - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - to participate in a roundtable discussion regarding Idaho business issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $203.13
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $203.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - April 27, 2002 - April 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - To participate in the NRA's annual event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,364.50
Lodging Cost - $221.76
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,636.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Riley Creek Lumber
Dates - April 2, 2002 - April 2, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Purpose - speaking to 150 of their members
Notes - Boise, ID - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Travel Cost - $97.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $97.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Huntsman Foundation
Dates - August 25, 2001 - August 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - research assignment and ground-breaking event
Notes - Idaho Falls, ID - Salt Lake City

Travel Cost - $375.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $375.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wilson Construction LLC
Dates - August 29, 2001 - August 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Purpose - to meet with veterans at the Kootenai County Courthouse
Notes - Orofino - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - April 26, 2003 - April 28, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - To participate in the NRA's Annual Board Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,920.50
Lodging Cost - $483.76
Meal Cost - $862.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,266.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Western Academic Alliance Symposium
Dates - June 6, 2003 - June 8, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - to speak at their convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,732.00
Lodging Cost - $217.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,949.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Energy
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Keystone, CO

Purpose - Keystone Energy Board Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $550.40
Lodging Cost - $190.00
Meal Cost - $29.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $770.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Air Force Academy
Dates - July 23, 2004 - July 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - To participate in the Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $836.90
Lodging Cost - $59.85
Meal Cost - $50.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $947.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the New West
Dates - August 3, 2004 - August 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Center for the New West Energy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $210.17
Meal Cost - $137.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $347.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Manuel Cunha
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fresno, CA

Purpose - Meeting with San Joaquin Valley Growers - AgJobs Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,500.00
Lodging Cost - $65.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,605.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Western Business Roundtable
Dates - January 5, 2005 - January 5, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speak to the Western Business Roundtable at their Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $280.20
Lodging Cost - $308.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $688.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 6, 2005 - January 6, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speaking engagement to EEI CEO Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $181.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $181.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Seniors Housing Assn
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 10, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Carlsbad, CA

Purpose - Speak at the American Seniors Housing Association Annual Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $316.40
Lodging Cost - $290.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $606.84

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)
Dates - March 19, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Agra, India

Purpose - Adoption site visits & meetings with Indian Ministers
Notes - India (New Delhi & Agra)

Travel Cost - $13,991.47
Lodging Cost - $980.00
Meal Cost - $974.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,945.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NRA
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - NRA Board Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,230.00
Lodging Cost - $310.00
Meal Cost - $132.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,672.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the New West
Dates - April 3, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Participate in the Center for the New West Roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $270.73
Meal Cost - $118.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $388.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Assn
Dates - April 16, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - Annual Board Meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Pittsburgh, PA - Washington, DC This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Group
Dates - July 30, 2004 - August 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - British Columbia, Canada

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Boise, ID - Teakerne Arm, BC - Boise, ID This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sinclair Oil
Dates - September 12, 2005 - September 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - Sinclair Oil Petroleum Jobber Convention - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,438.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $32.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,470.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms
Dates - September 25, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement at the Gun Rights policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $414.29
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $16.87
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $631.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NRA
Dates - September 30, 2005 - October 4, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Anchorage, AK

Purpose - NRA board meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $812.30
Lodging Cost - $406.08
Meal Cost - $59.85
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,278.23

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