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teaching-teachers

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Office of

Carolyn Maloney


Total cost of 46 office trips: $107,341.33


Trips by Carolyn Maloney
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $26,999.58

Destination: ATTEND CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Sponsor: INTER-AMERICAN PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Purpose: ATTEND PARLIAMENTARY FORUM IN OTTAWA, ONTARIO (CANADA)
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $974.92
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: RETREAT/DISCUSSION/PLANNING
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,629.30
source

Destination: DOHA
Sponsor: CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE & QATAR FOUNDATION
Purpose: REP. MALONEY ATTENDED THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF WEILL-CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE-QATAR (CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE IS IN HER DISTRICT). SHE ALSO PARTICIPATED IN A MEETING WITH THE QATARI FOREIGN MINISTER ATTENDED RAND-Q CONFERENCE, AND MET WITH QF EDUCATION CITY
Date: Oct 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $12,665.50
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Destination: LOS ANGELES (LAX)
Sponsor: American Hellenic Council of California
Purpose: MRS. MALONEY HONORED AS CO-CHAIR OF HELLENIC CAUCUS BY AHC AT THEIR ANNUAL DINNER DANCE ON MARCH 5, 2005
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $841.86
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Congressional staff traveling under the office of Carolyn Maloney

Donald Auerbach
Robin Bachman
Benjamin Chevat
Eleni Constantine
Philip Craft
Orly Isaacson
Jennifer Keaton
Joe Mckelvey
Edward Mills
Gail Ravnitzky
Katherine Segal



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