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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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  • 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

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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BUNNING, JIM, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $4,270.80

Average cost per trip - $427.08
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 514 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Pepperdine University
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,159.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,479.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kentucky Bankers Association
Dates - September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,426.45
Lodging Cost - $365.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,791.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Induction into Ted William Hall of Fame
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Citrus Hills, FL

Purpose - Related to Major League Baseball Career
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure Form so actual costs not listed. Costs are for roundtrip airfare from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, tickets, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - August 4, 2000 - August 6, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Related to Major League Baseball Career
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, so actual costs not listed. Cost is for round-trip airfare for self and spouse, tickets, meals and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 25, 2002 - July 27, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose -
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, tickets, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Philadelphia Phillies
Dates - April 3, 2003 - April 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Visit Opening Day Ceremonies with spouse
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Other
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Philadelphia Phillies
Dates - September 27, 2003 - September 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Visit Closing Veterans Stadium Day with spouse.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so only total cost given. Cost is for roundtrip air travel from Cincinnati, OH for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 28, 2004 - July 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Cooperstown, NY - Washington, DC Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture Restoration Weekend
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Kentucky - West Palm Beach, FL - Kentucky Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report

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

Additional family members - Yes

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