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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

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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Princeton Univ - $10,325.81 spent on 19 trips
74.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
25.5% spent on Republican Party

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
February 21, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,552.22

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
January 26, 2001 - January 27, 2001 (2 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Board of Trustees Meeting. Washington, DC- Trenton, NJ
Total Cost -

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
April 21, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (1 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Board of Trustees lunch. Washington, DC - Trenton, NJ
Total Cost -

FRIST, WILLIAM H - Republican Party
June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Retiring Trustees dinner. Washington, DC - Trenton, NJ
Total Cost -

COLE, TOM - Republican Party
December 2, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participate in polarization conference
Total Cost - $1,079.83

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
January 22, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $492.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $447.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
May 27, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (6 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost -

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
September 10, 2004 - September 10, 2004 (1 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $157.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 11, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Participation in Princeton Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost -

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - Trustee meeting
Total Cost -

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
May 29, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (3 days)
Trenton, NJ
Purpose - Trustee meeting
Total Cost -

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
May 28, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $1,742.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
September 19, 2002 - September 21, 2002 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $554.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 7, 2002 - November 9, 2002 (3 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $580.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
January 24, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $309.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
June 19, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (4 days)
Williamsburg, VA
Purpose - To participate in conference on Constitutional Principles in American History
Total Cost - $2,560.76

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $366.00

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
April 14, 2005 - April 15, 2005 (2 days)
Princeton, NJ
Purpose - To participate in a Board of Trustees meeting
Total Cost - $486.00

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