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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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Delta Sigma Theta Inc. - $6,972.85 spent on 9 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
May 31, 2003 - May 31, 2003 (1 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - Deliver keynote address to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority regional conference.
Total Cost - $1,158.00

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
July 21, 2002 - July 22, 2002 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - speaker
Total Cost - $753.50

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
May 17, 2002 - May 19, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $945.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
January 25, 2002 - January 26, 2002 (2 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $908.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
July 11, 2003 - July 13, 2003 (3 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $760.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
August 22, 2003 - August 24, 2003 (3 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $758.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
February 21, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (2 days)
Indianapolis, IN
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $850.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
January 28, 2005 - January 29, 2005 (2 days)
Syracuse, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Rancocus Valley Alumni
Purpose - Guest speaker
Total Cost - $555.35

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
January 23, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Keynote Speaker; Annual Founders Day Ceremony
Total Cost - $285.00

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