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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

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    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.
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Office of

Howard Coble


Total cost of 80 office trips: $161,355.07


Trips by Howard Coble
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $56,688.51

Destination: CASABLANCA, RABAT, MARRAKECH MOROCCO AND LAAYOUNE, WESTERN SAHARA
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ALONG WITH OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL US-MOROCCO ISSUES.
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,754.09
source

Destination: GREENSBORO, NC TO WILMINGTON, NC TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE N.C. BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $735.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: TO ATTEND ACPA ANNUAL MEETING AND DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY.
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,334.66
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Purpose: TO DELIVER CLOSING REMARKS AT FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, "MANAGINGIP ASSETS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM"
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,988.25
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,058.50
source

Destination: BOLTON LANDING, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Copyright Society of America
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF COPYRIGHT GROUP TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVEISSUES INVOLVING COPYRIGHT
Date: Jun 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH,SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN SCOTLAND
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $7,037.33
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ACPA
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,676.41
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: American Intellectual Property Law Association
Purpose: SPEECH TO COLLOQUIUM ON PATENT PENDENCY REDUCTION
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,514.54
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SOCIETY
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE IIPS BOARD MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $847.11
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND; DOHA, QATAR; LISBON, PORTUGAL
Sponsor: ISLAMIC INSTITUTE AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: TO ATTEND QATARI-AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $9,325.04
source

Destination: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH TO BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.96
source

Destination: COLOGNE, GERMANY AND LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE AND CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO LIECHTENSTEIN
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,720.00
source

Destination: COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND - LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM IN IRELAND. ALSO ATTENDED RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. SEPARATE REPORT FIELD ON THAT TRIP
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,322.72
source

Destination: COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND - LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO ATTEND RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. ALSO ATTENDED INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM IN IRELAND. SEPARATE REPORT FILED ON THAT TRIP
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,339.40
source

Destination: ST. PAUL, MN
Sponsor: Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing (3M) Co
Purpose: TO TOUR 3M'S FACILITY TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMPANY'S ROLE IN TRANSPORTATION AND HOMELAND SECURITY FIELDS AND TO OBSERVE IN OPERATION EQUIPMENT THAT 3M MANUFACTURERS IN THESE AREAS.
Date: Dec 12, 2003
Expense: $907.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Howard Coble

Sarah Birch
Robbie Boone
Missy Branson
Amanda Hamilton
Chris Katopis
Nancy Mazza
Ed Mcdonald
Blaine Merritt
Andrew Moretl
Anna Sagely
Jane Scott



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