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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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Trips by*

Erich Mische


Total cost of 13 trips: $25,431.66


Trips traveled under the office of Norm Coleman

Destination: LINCOLNSHIRE, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Lake County Illinois Republican Federation
Purpose: TO STAFF THE SENATOR AT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 25, 2003
Expense: $321.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Lincoln Club of Northern California
Purpose: TO STAFF THE SENATOR FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 26, 2003
Expense: $715.00
source

Destination: STEVEN'S POINT, WI
Sponsor: Republican Party of Wisconsin
Purpose: TO STAFF THE SENATOR AT A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 9, 2003
Expense: $806.50
source

Destination: ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, PRUDHOE BAY
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AND NATIONAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING/ENERGY AND WILDERNESS ISSUE
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,815.79
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ABA 2003 ANNUAL MEETING ON ENTERTAINMENT SPORTS LAW IN THE NEW ECONOMY
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: CARLSON GROUP/AMERICAN HOTEL AND LODGING ASSOCIATION
Purpose: STAFF SENATOR FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT-FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 11, 2003
Expense: $838.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND STAFFING OF SENATOR FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,042.22
source

Destination: LA QUINTA, CALIFORNIA (PALM SPRINGS AREA)
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL RECORDING MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT IRMA CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,312.33
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT THE GMA CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.35
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Republican Jewish Committee
Purpose: TO BE BRIEFED ON DEVELOPMENTS IN PEACE PROCESS; ISRAELI COUNTER TERRORISM EFFORTS
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $7,175.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING; CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOC. ANNUAL TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,705.93
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRADE POLICY RETREAT
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,556.15
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: STAFFING THE SENATOR AT THE ANNUAL AIPAC ATLANTA EVENT, WHERE THE SENATOR WILL BE SPEAKING
Date: May 2, 2005
Expense: $615.39
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Erich Mische.


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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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.