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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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Office of

Linda Sanchez


Total cost of 24 office trips: $71,270.81


Trips by Linda Sanchez
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $54,403.64

Destination: INCOGNITO ADDRESS
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood
Purpose:
Date: Mar 28, 2003
Expense: $1,543.00
source

Destination: DALLAS FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Sponsor: Hispanic Women's Network of Texas
Purpose: KEYNOTE BREAKFAST SPEAKER
Date: Jul 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,114.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,809.05
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.07
source

Destination: LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA-RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT 2003
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.05
source

Destination: DELHI, AGRA, HYPERBAD AND MUMBAI (ALL IN THE COUNTRY OF INDIA)
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO INDIA FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 2, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $18,800.30
source

Destination: HAVANA
Sponsor: Willaim C Velasquez Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,300.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON-PHOENIX-LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: National Council of La Raza
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $737.04
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA-SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: TO MONITOR THE STATUS OF THE SOTO MURDER INVESTIGATION
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.02
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY - NEWARK, NJ - SINGAPORE - SRI LANKA - LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES AND THE COMMUNICATIONS CONSORTIUM MEDIA CENTER
Purpose: SURVEY SINGAPORE'S INTERNATIONAL DISASTER-RELIEF EFFORTS TO TSUNAMI-HIT COUNTRIES, PORT SECURITY, AND SURVEY TSUNAMI DEVASTATION AND RELIEF EFFORTS IN SRI LANKA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $8,678.06
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HOUSTON, TX-LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: TEXAS WOMEN LAWYERS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,185.94
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA-HOUSTON, TX-MORELIA, MEXICO-HOUSTON, TX-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE THIRD ANNUAL UNITED STATES - MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,633.34
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: AMER LEG FDN, COAL TO PROM. MIN, HLTH, SEIU, AETNA, AHIP, UNITED, WELLPOINT, BCBS
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,507.38
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Alliance for Justice
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN AN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CONVENTION PANEL
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,225.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Linda Sanchez

Betsy Arnold
Willard Carte
Malcolm Grace
William Grady
Virginia Mosqueda
Roberto Rodriguez



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