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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

Sanford Bishop


Total cost of 24 office trips: $50,186.09


Trips by Sanford Bishop
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,562.05

Destination: BRIEFINGS 2ND TOURS W/ NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, UNITED NATIONS.
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, HUMPHY DUMPHY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,067.09
source

Destination: FACT FINDING TOUR
Sponsor: AT&T, MICROSOFT, AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $9,205.00
source

Destination: BRIEFINGS WITH FARMERS
Sponsor: Southern Peanut Farmers' Federation
Purpose: ATTEND PEANUT FARMERS CONFERENCES TO DISCUSS FARM BILL & AG ISSUES
Date: Jul 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,285.00
source

Destination: SPEAK, ATTEND BRIEFINGS (D.C. TO DESTIN, FL. TO ATLANTA)
Sponsor: Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,494.50
source

Destination: CHARLESTON
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: JOINT LISTENING SESSIONS OF CBC HEALTH-ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAIN TRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,374.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF CONCERN TO THE MUTUAL CAUCUS-TRI CAUCUS
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,851.46
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Morehouse College
Purpose: SERVED AS AN HONOREE AT THE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION. "CANDLE IN THE DARK GALA"
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $285.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sanford Bishop

Roxanne Burnham
Monty Carlton
Thomas Daniels
Beverly Gilyard
Daisy Hannah
Roger Manno
John Martin
Eric Mitchell
Lynden Peter



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

    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

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    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