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American RadioWorks |
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

John Shadegg


Total cost of 57 office trips: $50,587.02


Trips by John Shadegg
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $10,959.00

Destination: LAKE POWELL-PAGE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: SUNRISE AIR LINES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 23, 2000
Expense: $245.00
source

Destination: NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, CORONADO, CA
Sponsor: National Water Resources Association (NWRA)
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $375.03
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION PURPOSES
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $555.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION PURPOSES
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,663.22
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $571.92
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.40
source

Destination: SAN
Sponsor: Cerner Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,134.00
source

Destination: ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Sponsor: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $770.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source

Destination: DCA TO FT. MYERS, FL FT MYERS, FL TO PHX
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,411.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX - LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,038.89
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Shadegg

Jennifer Bastian
Lisa Bos
Neil Bradley
Elise Finley
Kimberly Herb
Christopher Hutchison
Stephen Madden
Sheila Moloney
Kristin Nelthorpe
Sean Noble
John Pappas
Douglas Stoss
Paul Teller
Lance Wenger



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

    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