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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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    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.
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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.

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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GINGREY, PHILLIP J, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $32,331.06

Average cost per trip - $2,939.19
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 201 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - February 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Billie Gingrey and child Laura Neill Gingrey accompanied

Travel Cost - $525.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,751.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Dermatology
Dates - February 8, 2004 - February 8, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $335.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $335.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - South Atlantic Association of OBGYN
Dates - January 18, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $456.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $456.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - education mission
Notes - other for security - with spouse Billie

Travel Cost - $6,273.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $9,716.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Academy of Education Development, OXFAM, Save the Children
Dates - May 1, 2004 - May 1, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $98.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $98.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta
Dates - May 21, 2004 - May 21, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $229.10
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $229.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Intl Economic & Cooperation Assn (CIECA)
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-Finding & Education visit
Notes - ATL - Taiwan - Republic of China - DCA (Atlanta, GA - Taiwan- Republic of China - Washington, DC)

Travel Cost - $11,400.00
Lodging Cost - $2,200.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 13, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Little Rock, AR

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Atlanta - Little Rock - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $1,860.40
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,035.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Charles Boustany Jr for Congress
Dates - August 5, 2004 - August 6, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lake Charles, LA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Atlanta - Lake Charles - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $1,121.80
Lodging Cost - $75.22
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,197.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - GTMA (Georgia Textile Manufacturers Assn), Carpet & Consumer Products Manufacturers
Dates - May 8, 2005 - May 10, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Atlanta - Jacksonville, Amelia Island - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $542.00
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost - $290.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,482.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Power
Dates - October 16, 2005 - October 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Clayton, GA

Purpose - Tour and briefing of North Georgia River Facility
Notes - North Georgia Facility Clayton, GA

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $530.00

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