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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

    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

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

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WYNN, ALBERT, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $13,568.29

Average cost per trip - $1,507.59
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 387 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
Dates - May 3, 2002 - May 5, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - VA

Purpose - members and executives of wireless industry discuss matters affecting the wireless industry
Notes - spouse Gaines C. Wynn accompanied.

Travel Cost - $352.00
Lodging Cost - $817.20
Meal Cost - $317.29
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,486.49

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - 2nd annual tri-caucus retreat
Notes - with spouse Gaines Wynn

Travel Cost - $1,335.66
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $450.51
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,335.87

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaker at Annual Convention
Notes - Washington, DC - W Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $639.40
Lodging Cost - $1,554.00
Meal Cost - $1,030.00
Other Cost - $171.00
Total Cost - $3,394.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation
Dates - July 9, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Tri-Caucus Minority Health Summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Miami, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $556.20
Lodging Cost - $336.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $892.94

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CTIA - The Wireless Assn (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Assn)
Dates - June 11, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - 5th Annual Policy Retreat
Notes - Mitchellville, MD - Hot Springs, VA and return

Travel Cost - $1,294.00
Lodging Cost - $1,247.02
Meal Cost - $81.71
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,622.73

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Natl Chamber Foundation of the US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - January 31, 2005 - February 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Syracuse, NY

Purpose - Discuss innovative environmentally friendly business and economic development issues and to explore possible joint cooperative efforts
Notes - Washington - Syracuse - Washington

Travel Cost - $618.00
Lodging Cost - $101.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $796.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Investment Cos
Dates - October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speaker at NAIC Annual conference on legislative matters and the minority focused venture capital industry
Notes - MD - Aventura, FL - MD

Travel Cost - $239.10
Lodging Cost - $254.25
Meal Cost - $54.53
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $547.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - June 3, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Sunny Isles, FL

Purpose - Participation in the Inter-American Economic Council's IV Annual Business and Investment Roundtable timed to coincide with the XXXV Regular Session of the OAS
Notes - Washington, DC - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Sunny Isles, FL - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse Dates of Personal Expense: for spouse June 3rd to June 5th

Travel Cost - $412.12
Lodging Cost - $405.16
Meal Cost - $243.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,060.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CBC Institute
Dates - August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tunica, MS

Purpose - To share views on issues in healthcare and education of particular concern to African Americans
Notes - Washington, DC - Tunica, MS - Washington, DC Including spouse Transportation expenses at personal expense

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $177.00
Meal Cost - $254.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $431.00

Additional family members - Yes

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