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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen


Total cost of 39 office trips: $141,479.07


Trips by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $63,502.25

Destination: MIAMI-JFK-TEL AVIV; TEL AVIV-SEOUL RETURN TRIP PAID FOR BY ANOTHER SPONSOR, THE U.S.-KOREAN EXCHANGE COUNCIL
Sponsor: THE JERUSALEM FUND OF AISH HATORAH AND THE IDT CORPORATION I REIMBURSED THE JERUSALEM FUND FOR THE COST OF MY TWO ACCOMPANYING CHILDREN
Purpose: TO STRENGTHEN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY. REP. ROS-LEHTINEN RECEIVED THE FRIEND OF ZION AWARD (AT CEREMONY) FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF JERUSALEM AND THE JERUSALEM FUND
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $13,183.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV-SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $27,960.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN TO KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA TO SINGAPORE AND SINGAPORE TO MIAMI, FL/USA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,602.00
source

Destination: FRANKFURT-AMENANH TEL-AVIV
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR IN JORDAN AND ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,635.25
source

Destination: DULLES, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: LIVE TAPING OF HBO'S REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
Date: Mar 18, 2005
Expense: $6,896.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Alex Cruz
Arthur Estopinan
Lucille Lewis
Julie Philp
Rodolfo Pina
Frederick Ratliff
Mariia Zimmerman



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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    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

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    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