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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

    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

    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

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Office of

Larry Craig


Total cost of 154 office trips: $188,340.53


Trips by Larry Craig
Total cost of congressperson's 25 trips: $47,022.22

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: ADDRESS AIPAC BOARD MEETING REGARDING AMERICAN ISRAEL ISSUES
Date: Jan 23, 2000
Expense: $1,213.50
source

Destination: WOODS HOLE, MA
Sponsor: Alliance for the Advancement of Climate Science
Purpose: VISIT WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE FOR BRIEFINGS ON CLIMATE SCIENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2000
Expense: $706.75
source

Destination: STUART ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Group International Inc
Purpose: MEETINGS AND BRIEFINGS WITH COMPANY OFFICIALS ON RESOURCE ISSUES
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $4,760.38
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: NATIONAL MILK PRODUCER FEDERATION
Purpose: MEET WITH NMPF BOARD AND ADDRESS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,136.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE AGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,779.98
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: BOARD MEMBERS ANNUAL MEETING PAYMENT MADE FOR BOARD MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL RIFFLE ASSOCIATION
Date: May 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,536.50
source

Destination: HAYDEN TO SUN VALLEY
Sponsor: Hayden Air Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION REGARDING IDAHO BUSINESS ISSUES
Date: Aug 21, 2001
Expense: $203.13
source

Destination: IDAHO TO SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Huntsman Foundation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT & GRAND BREAKING EVENT
Date: Aug 25, 2001
Expense: $375.00
source

Destination: OROFINO TO COUER D'ALENE
Sponsor: Wilson Construction LLC
Purpose: TO MEET WITH VETERANS AT THE KOOTENAI COUNTY CARTHOUSE
Date: Aug 29, 2001
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: COEUR D'ALINE, ID
Sponsor: Great West Gymfest
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE GREAT WEST GYM FEST
Date: Mar 2, 2002
Expense: $167.63
source

Destination: BOISE, ID TO COUER D'ALENE, ID
Sponsor: RILEY CREEK LUMBER COMPANY
Purpose: SPEAKING TO 150 OF THEIR MEMBERS
Date: Apr 2, 2002
Expense: $97.00
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NRA'S ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,636.26
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NRA'S ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,266.66
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Western Academic Alliance Symposium
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR CONVENTION
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,949.80
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,127.36
source

Destination: STUART ISLAND, CANADA
Sponsor: Washington Group International Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ENERGY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jul 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,560.25
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Center for the New West
Purpose: CENTER FOR THE NEW WEST ENERGY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $347.93
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Western Business Roundtable
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE WESTERN BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT THEIR SUMMIT
Date: Jan 5, 2005
Expense: $688.20
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TO EEI CEO CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2005
Expense: $181.40
source

Destination: CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Seniors Housing Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE AMERICAN SENIORS HOUSING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $606.84
source

Destination: FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: MANUEL CUNHA
Purpose: MEETING WITH SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY GROWERS-AGJOBS MEETING
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,605.00
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $770.06
source

Destination: INDIA (NEW DELHI & AGRA)
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose: ADOPTION SITE VISITS & MEETINGS WITH INDIAN MINISTERS
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $15,945.47
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Center for the New West
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE CENTER FOR THE NEW WEST ROUNDTABLE
Date: Apr 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $388.73
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: National Rifle Association
Purpose: NRA BOARD MEETINGS
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,672.39
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Larry Craig

Sarah Berk
Leann Bifford
Jason Bohrer
Jan Brackett
Michael Cannon
Calli Daly
Nigel De Caster
Georgia Dixon
Lauren Fuller
William Hart
Megan Healey
Brandon Heiner
Nathan Helm
James Jatras
Nils Johnson
Travis Jones
Lisa Kidder
Marc Kilmer
Toni Lawson
Brooke Loesby
John Martin
Michael Mathews
Gordon Matlock
Zola Mcmurray
Patrick Meuleman
Megan Mooney
Judith Myers
Scott Nystrom
George O'connor
Lincoln Oliphant
Lori Otto
Chelsey Penrod
John Peschke
Judy Prinkey
Brian Reardon



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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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.