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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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Trips by*

John Riley


Total cost of 11 trips: $11,679.85


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF AGENDA AND OTHER ISSUES FOR SECOND SESSION RELATED TO STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL DAIRY LEADERS CONFERENCE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING DAIRY PROVISIONS OF THE NEXT FARM BILL.
Date: Sep 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $290.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS A MEETING OF THE AACI AND NATIONAL CROP INSURANCE SERVICES
Date: Feb 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.40
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MO; MEMPHIS, TN; GREENVILLE, MS; NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,271.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY SEMINAR INCLUDING DISCUSSION OF ENERGY TRADING IN FUTURES MARKETS
Date: Jun 14, 2002
Expense: $408.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ALL INDUSTRY MEETING ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORED BY AACI
Date: Feb 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,020.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE; NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; OPTIONS CLEARING CORP.; AND FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,260.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: TO TOUR EXCHANGES AND DISCUSS DERIVATIVES REGULATORY POLICY
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: INDIAN WELLS, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: ATTEND AND ADDRESS THE 2004 CROP INSURANCE ALL-INDUSTRY ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $898.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BD OF TRADE; CHI MERC. EXCHANGE; NY BOARD OF TRADE; NY MERCANTILE EXCHANGE; OPTIONS CLEARING CORP, FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN
Purpose: ATTEND THE INTERNATION FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,016.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CROP INSURANCE INDUSTRY ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $978.45
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Riley.


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