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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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CSX Inc - $55,969.52 spent on 30 trips
46.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
53.4% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
September 2, 2000 - September 5, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Participate in Congressional Panel
Total Cost - $2,432.74

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 26, 2001 - May 29, 2001 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Participated in congressional panel - CSX Challenge, business and congressional panel annual meeting.
Total Cost - $3,158.95

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - remarks, congressional panel for the CSX challenge (annual meeting)
Total Cost - $3,294.40

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 23, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Remarks on Congressional panel for CSX board members at CSX Corporation Board meeting
Total Cost - $1,689.80

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 28, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,615.70

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
September 2, 2000 - September 4, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speak at conference
Total Cost - $1,066.36

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
May 25, 2002 - May 27, 2002 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - participate in panel discussion
Total Cost - $405.80

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
May 27, 2001 - May 28, 2001 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - participate in CSX business challenge
Total Cost - $617.60

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
May 29, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - participate in CSX Challenge Panel Discussion
Total Cost - $1,040.30

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
September 2, 2000 - September 4, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To participate in a panel on The Fall Legislative Agenda
Total Cost - $912.66

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - CSX business panel - congressional retreat
Total Cost - $323.65

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,615.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 23, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To address the CSX Challenge Conference
Total Cost - $2,284.37

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
May 29, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To address the CSX Challenge Conference
Total Cost - $2,645.58

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
September 2, 2000 - September 5, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To participate in Congressional Panel Discussion titled, "Fall Legislative Agenda and how it affects the November elections."
Total Cost - $1,244.44

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - May 29, 2001 (4 days)
Lewisburg, WV
Purpose - participated as a member of congressional panel for a discussion of critical public policy issues
Total Cost - $2,523.09

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Panel Discussion
Total Cost - $1,077.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 23, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - gave speech to panel "what are the legislative priorities for the balance of the year and the likelihood of accomplishing these priorities"
Total Cost - $2,284.37

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
May 29, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - to participate in panel discussion regarding the priorities of the 108th Congress
Total Cost - $3,625.36

COCHRAN, THAD - Republican Party
October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Co-sponsor(s): BP, Business Government Relations Council
Purpose - To address Business-Government Relations Council annual meeting
Total Cost - $974.00

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
September 2, 2000 - September 4, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - to address CSX's annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,660.44

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
May 27, 2001 - May 28, 2001 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To address CSX's annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,647.00

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
May 24, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $723.54

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
May 29, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,010.47

ALLEN, GEORGE - Republican Party
May 25, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaking engagement as part of
Total Cost - $1,247.00

NELSON, BILL - Democratic Party
May 28, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Congressional panel participant
Total Cost - $3,072.47

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
May 27, 2005 - May 31, 2005 (5 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Seminar with congressional leaders, covering a wide range of legislative issues, including tax reform, transportation and energy policy
Total Cost - $1,869.22

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
May 27, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speech - CSX Business Challenge Session
Total Cost - $1,342.94

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
May 28, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Participation in panel discussions
Total Cost - $2,080.57

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
May 27, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To participate in congressional panel discussions on the rail industry and proposed legislative activity
Total Cost - $2,484.70

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