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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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    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.
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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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  • 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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New York Caribbean News - $40,541.93 spent on 27 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Participate in conference with corporate executives, ministers of government etc to explore business and trade opportunities between the US and countries in the Caribbean region.
Total Cost - $1,350.00

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Bahamas - St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Purpose - Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,350.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Participant in annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,100.00

LEE, SHEILA JACKSON - Democratic Party
November 8, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - 8th Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - CBC Caribbean Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,340.30

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Grenada
Purpose - Multi National Bus. Conf.
Total Cost - $2,460.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - business conference
Total Cost - $1,968.33

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Grenada
Purpose - Business conference
Total Cost - $1,658.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Business conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Fact-finding; participation on panel
Total Cost - $1,350.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - Caribbean business conference
Total Cost - $757.80

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,350.00

NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - to participate in the 8th annual Caribbean multi-national business conference
Total Cost - $1,518.50

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - Business conference
Total Cost - $1,160.00

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Grenada
Purpose - Meetings between Caribbean governments and Congressional Black Caucus
Total Cost - $1,100.00

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
November 27, 2003 - December 1, 2003 (5 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Total Cost - $1,050.00

RANGEL, CHARLES B - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - participation in the 8th annual Caribbean multi-network business conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
November 8, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (5 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - Speaker and congressional participant at the Carib News Fifth Annual Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,340.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - principal participant at New York Carib News eight annual multinational business conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - attend 8th annual Caribbean Multinational Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,100.00

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - 9th annual Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,315.00

RANGEL, CHARLES B - Democratic Party
November 3, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (5 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Participation in the Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,005.00

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Conference on Business, Travel and Social Issues
Total Cost - $2,010.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (6 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Keynote Speaker, Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,005.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Bring together African American and Caribbean American business / civic leaders with Members of Congress
Total Cost - $1,005.00

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
November 10, 2005 - November 13, 2005 (4 days)
St Thomas, VI
Purpose - Served on panels discussing business and government relations with various business, government, and non profit entities of the Caribbean region
Total Cost - $4,049.00

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