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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Thomas Daschle


Total cost of 40 office trips: $64,107.86


Trips by Thomas Daschle
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $10,365.53

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Mar 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,043.50
source

Destination: TO & FROM CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 11, 2001
Expense: $2,067.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,839.00
source

Destination: SIOUX FALLS TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Aug 15, 2003
Expense: $229.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,113.28
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Nov 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $565.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $758.06
source

Destination: MANHATTAN, KS
Sponsor: KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SENATOR DASCHLE DELIVERED THE LANDON LECTURE ON MAY 10
Date: May 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Daschle

Josh Ackil
Jonathan Adelstein
Joan Huffer
Evan Johesman
Mark Lippert
Jeffrey Mitchell
Sheila Murphy
Eric Olsen
Eric Olson
Mark Patterson
Daniel Pfeiffer
Sean Richardson
Joe Trahern
Peter Umhofer
Zabrae Valentine
Brad Van Dam



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