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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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Office of

Michael Oxley


Total cost of 293 office trips: $492,111.80


Trips by Michael Oxley
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $94,306.83

Destination: HYANNIS, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,246.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: BOARD MEETING TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE FUTURE SIGHTS & TOPICS FOR RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Date: Nov 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT/EUROPEAN COUNTERPARTS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY, E-COMMERCE, HEALTHCARE AND OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $9,900.00
source

Destination: PERSHIRE-EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $9,732.57
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MEETING IN DAVOS
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $9,464.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC MEETING WITH EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $15,174.81
source

Destination: LONDON - SCOTLAND - DULLES; WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE; INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,436.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,595.00
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2004 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $8,382.06
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $11,769.17
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NETWORK
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SPEECH AND MEETING WITH SHAREHOLDER ADVOCATES
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,606.79
source

Destination: EDINBURG SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC MEETING/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,500.43
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Oxley

Peter Barrett
Dirk Bartlett
Sidney Blackmer
Dale Brown
Madeline Burns
Peter Burnt
John Butler
Cindy Chetti
James Clinger
James Conzelman
Justin Daly
Sapna Delacourt
Jared Dilley
Thomas Duncan
Dina Ellis
David Eppstein
Peter Erdman
Tucker Foote
Bob Foster
Alfred Garesche
Sam Geduldig
Kyle Gilster
Robert Gordon
Terry Haines
Hugh Halpern
Brant Imperatore
Kristen Jaconi
Tallman Johnson
Timothy Johnson
Clinton Jones
Paul Kangas
Karen Lynch
Kevin Macmillan
James Maday
Barbara Matthews
Tom Mccrocklin
Carter Mcdowell
Brookly Mclaughlin
Thomas Montgomery
Sarah Morgan
David Oxner
Peggy Peterson
Joe Pinner
Brendan Reilly
Linda Rich
Christopher Rosello
Aquiles Suarez
Charles Symington
Charles Sywington
Frank Tillotson
Glenn Westrich
W Scott Wilber
Greg Zerzan



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