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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

David Price


Total cost of 34 office trips: $140,309.73


Trips by David Price
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $117,496.76

Destination: MOROCCO, TUNISIA, KUWAIT, ABU DHABI, U.A.E.
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $10,304.10
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $7,293.78
source

Destination: UNION STATION - GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO NEW HAVEN
Sponsor: Association of Yale Alumni
Purpose: SPEAKER AT YALE POLITICAL SCIENCE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $308.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.18
source

Destination: HELSINKI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,804.60
source

Destination: NY-MIDDLE EAST-KUWAIT-LEBANON, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $10,827.92
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $16,909.16
source

Destination: D.C. - NEW ORLEANS - RALEIGH
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLITICAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,372.54
source

Destination: SYRIA - BEIRUT - TEL AVIV
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,826.75
source

Destination: HONOLULU-LANAI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $10,426.18
source

Destination: NEW YORK - MOSCOW
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,381.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH-DALLAS-PUERTO VALLARTA-HOUSTON-WASHINGTON, D
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,997.96
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: CONDUCT A FORUM AT THE MILLER CENTER
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $356.81
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,721.20
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: HISTORICAL MEMORY AND HEALING RETREAT FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,227.48
source

Destination: SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: 7TH CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.10
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $9,864.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Price

Doug Bend
Susan Carr
Susan Gossman
Asher Hildebrand
Susan Howard
Jodi Keyserling
Elizabeth Kirhland
Elizabeth Kirkland
Susan Mers
Eric Safp



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.