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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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    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.
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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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    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

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    "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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WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL, Republican Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $33,632.38

Average cost per trip - $3,363.24
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 192 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Bates Investment Company
Dates - July 8, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Klamath Falls, OR - Mitchell, OR - The Dalles, OR

Purpose - Observe and discuss BLM access issues across privately owned lands
Notes -

Travel Cost - $416.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Educational; speaker on legislative update panel
Notes - Spouse Mylene Walden accompanied. Other costs for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $746.50
Lodging Cost - $681.26
Meal Cost - $10.44
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $1,498.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Erickson Air-Crane Inc.
Dates - April 13, 2002 - April 13, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - federal transportation issue discussion-educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $150.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $150.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 27, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - to participate in an educational conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,808.00
Lodging Cost - $1,320.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,328.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - participate in congressional panel
Notes - Spouse Mylene Walden accompanied. 04/04/02 to 04/07/02 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $3,041.64
Lodging Cost - $249.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,291.25

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - D.R. Johnson Lumber Co.
Dates - April 2, 2002 - April 2, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Medford, OR

Purpose - discussion of federal forestry issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan Center for International Exchange
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 31, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan

Purpose - educational: interparliamentary exchange
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden accompanied

Travel Cost - $11,080.04
Lodging Cost - $1,990.14
Meal Cost - $1,353.84
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,424.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - October 2, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - official speaking engagement and congressional panel participation at National Association of Broadcasters Convention
Notes - other covers taxi/shuttle from train station to airport

Travel Cost - $2,099.00
Lodging Cost - $318.72
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $2,537.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 16, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - NAB conference; participate in congressional panel
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden - other costs were taxis - 04/16 through 04/18 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $1,343.44
Lodging Cost - $1,144.50
Meal Cost - $197.20
Other Cost - $17.00
Total Cost - $2,702.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - NAB conference; participate in Congressional panel
Notes - Reno, NV - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,075.60
Lodging Cost - $572.25
Meal Cost - $135.20
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $1,873.05

Additional family members - No

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