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teaching-teachers

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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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Office of

Jon Kyl


Total cost of 76 office trips: $182,962.99


Trips by Jon Kyl
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $41,030.50

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: TO GIVE KEYNOTE LUNCHEON ADDRESS AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 26, 2000
Expense: $236.00
source

Destination: KALISPEL, MONTANA
Sponsor: America West Airlines Inc
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE AMERICA WEST BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S RETREAT
Date: Aug 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,774.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE 4TH ANNUAL TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION AND DINNER
Date: May 6, 2001
Expense: $1,155.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Donors Forum on International Affairs
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE DONORS' FORUM MEETING
Date: May 14, 2001
Expense: $417.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $710.00
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,720.50
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON COUNTER TERRORISM
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,124.00
source

Destination: MUNICH AND BERLIN GERMANY
Sponsor: HANNS SEIDEL FOUNDATION AND ASPEN INSTITUTE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCES FOR HANNS SEIDEL FOUNDATION AND ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Jul 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $17,800.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Oct 6, 2002
Expense: $2,075.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION AND AEI
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AEI WORLD FORUM PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,697.00
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,112.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
Purpose: MODERATOR IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS FOR THE 2004 AEI WORLD FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,210.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jon Kyl

Katie Altshuler
Brenda Burman
Christine Clark
Daniel Fata
Walter Fischer
Jonathan Gans
Mark Gaspers
Paul Georgia
Tim Glazewski
Katherine Gumerson
Jeff Kuhnreich
John Luddy
Elizabeth Maier
Diane Major
Christine Morden
John Rood
Jason Thomas
Danielle Turnipseed
Mark Warren
Lawrence Willcox
Lisa Wolski



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