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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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  • 08.27.15

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  • 08.27.15

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Back to The Data

Office of

Robin Hayes


Total cost of 40 office trips: $73,945.77


Trips by Robin Hayes
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $20,648.03

Destination: CORNING WILMINGTON PLANT IN WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 5, 2000
Expense: $848.50
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PLANNING SESSION
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPOKE TO FRESHMEN CONGRESSMEN
Date: Dec 14, 2000
Expense: $381.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: PHEASANT HUNT
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: FUNDRAISING FOR CSF
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $591.23
source

Destination: SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PRAYER & REFLECTION
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,729.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C TO THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,707.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV/ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $10,137.68
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR SAFARI CLUB INTL. CONVENTION
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.00
source

Destination: HAWK'S KAY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: AS A CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S CAUCUS, MY PRESENCE WAS REQUIRED AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,992.44
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robin Hayes

Jon Causey
Andrew Duke
Neil Mahoney
Andy Munn
Timothy Peters
Thomas Sevier
Jennifer Thompson
Jana Weir



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