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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

Jay Inslee


Total cost of 48 office trips: $75,732.00


Trips by Jay Inslee
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $23,796.52

Destination: ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB
Purpose: TOUR OF WILDLIFE REFUGE
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $2,696.48
source

Destination: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
Sponsor: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON GLOBAL WARMING & US NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Sep 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $584.47
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: TO ATTEND MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $364.21
source

Destination: KAUSPELL, MONTANA
Sponsor: MONTANA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE CONVENTION
Date: Dec 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $747.15
source

Destination: ATTEND CONFERENCE 1/10-1/11, DEPART 1/12
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: TO ATTEND MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE POLICY
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $973.38
source

Destination: DC TO SAN DIEGO TO SEATTLE
Sponsor: North American Transplant Coordinators Organization
Purpose: KEYNOTE AT NATCO CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 14, 2003
Expense: $755.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,096.24
source

Destination: DC-NYC NYC-SEA
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING FINANCIAL SERVICES TRIP
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,520.17
source

Destination: PARIS-BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON TRADE RELATIONS WITH E.U.
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $11,836.42
source

Destination: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
Sponsor: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
Purpose: TO EXAMINE POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMS IN NICARAGUA
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,223.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jay Inslee

Scott Baker
Brian Bonlender
Jennifer Cromwell
Kennie Endelman
Johnny Isawon
Jeremy Johnston
Sharmila Kotelawala
Amanda Murphy
Sara O'connell
Brian Peters
Jeffrey Roberson
Johanna Shimomura
Nicholas Shipley
Jennifer Singer
Heidi Stirling
Matthew Taylor
Roelof Van Der Lugt
Roelof Vander Lugt



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