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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

Steve Chabot


Total cost of 21 office trips: $77,155.96


Trips by Steve Chabot
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $31,228.96

Destination: CATS RETREAT, BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 19TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Mar 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,192.50
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Destination: TAIWAN AND JAPAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN INTL. INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON ASIAN-PACIFIC SECURITY AND MEET WITH TAIWANESE OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT, VP, PREMIER SPEAKER AND LEGISLATORS, AND TO MEET WITH JAPANESE MINISTERS, AND LEGISLATORS
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $8,539.00
source

Destination: Pakistan-LaHore,Kotli Nunan, Islamabad, Muzzafarrabad; India-Bombay, ahmedabad, New Delhi;Taiwan-Taipei
Sponsor: Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign USA, Chinese International Economic Cooperative Association
Purpose: To meet with and build relationships with local officials and NGO's, particularly on human rights issues. Taiwan-Speak to Asia Pacific Security Interparlimentary forum, meet with President, Vice President, and Prime Minister
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $6,959.92
source

Destination: DC, NY, Cincinnati, OH
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: Meetings with United Nations officials
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $336.50
source

Destination: Chicago, Tel Aviv,
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $12,584.50
source

Destination: DC - BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Chabot for Congress
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Chabot

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Mike Smullen



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