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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

Carolyn Mccarthy


Total cost of 28 office trips: $33,766.32


Trips by Carolyn Mccarthy
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $14,098.32

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $882.40
source

Destination: KEYNOTE AT CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINIANS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Purpose: KEYNOTE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $685.25
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,577.95
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Ceasefire Oregon
Purpose: SPEAK AT ORGANIZATION'S MEETING
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $783.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: INTERFAITH INITIATIVES AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Purpose: TALK TO INTERFAITH INITIATIVES AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
Sponsor: International Women's Democracy Center
Purpose:
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,403.08
source

Destination: NEW YORK LAGUARDIA TO NEW ORLEANS TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $546.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY TO MINEOLA, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO VIEW EXCHANGE AND DISCUSS ISSUES OF INTEREST
Date: Jan 29, 2004
Expense: $524.78
source

Destination: WASH. NATIONAL TO MIAMI TO LAGUARDIA, NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT-TO INCREASE DIALOGUE BETWEEN GOV'T LEADERS AND NASDAQ LISTED COMMUNITY
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,157.55
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,203.36
source

Destination: N.Y. (LAGUARDIA) TO CHICAGO, ILL. TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: TO REVIEW OPERATIONS OF THE SPONSORS AND TO DISCUSS OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES MATTERS
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,194.95
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Carolyn Mccarthy

Kim Beckwell
Christopher Chaffee
James Hart
Matthew Larkin
Mary Ellen Mendelsohn
Jim Messina
Joanne Rising
Christopher Rosello



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