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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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American Association of Airport Executives - $297,802.83 spent on 45 trips
24.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
75.9% spent on Republican Party

CALLAHAN, HERBERT L - Republican Party
January 6, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (7 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - participant in 2002 aviation issues conference
Total Cost - $8,798.28

DEFAZIO, PETER A - Democratic Party
January 6, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (6 days)
Maui, HI
Purpose - Aviation Issues conference, discussion with industry
Total Cost - $4,257.00

DEFAZIO, PETER A - Democratic Party
January 6, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (5 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - discussion of current aviation issues
Total Cost - $6,319.32

DELAY, THOMAS DALE - Republican Party
January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - speak at national conference on transportation security issues in Kona
Total Cost - $5,967.28

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
February 18, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (6 days)
Kauai, HI
Purpose - legislative conference/panel discussion
Total Cost - $4,330.00

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
January 10, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (7 days)
HI
Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Total Cost - $8,286.70

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
January 7, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (6 days)
Maui, HI
Purpose - Participation in aviation panels.
Total Cost - $5,630.00

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
January 5, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (7 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - legislative conference/participation in panel discussion
Total Cost - $7,213.68

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Kamuala, HI
Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Total Cost - $685.75

EMERSON, JO ANN H - Republican Party
January 7, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (7 days)
Koloa, HI
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $13,531.60

HAYWORTH, JD - Republican Party
January 10, 2003 - January 11, 2003 (2 days)
Kamuala, HI
Purpose - Attended the annual Aviation Issues Conference, participated in panel discussions pertaining to the health of the aviation industry.
Total Cost - $828.32

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
February 21, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (7 days)
HI
Purpose - 2000 Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $1,385.00

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
January 7, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (5 days)
Honolulu, HI
Purpose - panel member at conference
Total Cost - $4,928.00

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
April 20, 2000 - April 24, 2000 (5 days)
HI
Purpose - Discuss airport issue - AIR21; appropriations
Total Cost - $4,200.00

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
January 7, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (5 days)
Maui, HI
Purpose - Participate on panel and attend panels on airplane industry and airport facilities, issues
Total Cost - $4,819.00

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
January 6, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (6 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - aviation issues conference
Total Cost - $15,149.00

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
February 20, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (6 days)
Kauai, HI
Purpose - Participate in aviation issues conference
Total Cost - $4,725.00

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
January 7, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (8 days)
Maui, HI
Purpose - participate in 2001 aviation issues conference
Total Cost - $6,415.00

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
January 6, 2002 - January 13, 2002 (8 days)
Palm Springs, CA - Kona, HI
Purpose - aviation issues conference
Total Cost - $15,998.50

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
January 10, 2003 - January 11, 2003 (2 days)
Kamuala, HI
Purpose - attended the annual aviation Issues Conference, participated in panel discussions pertaining to the health of the aviation industry.
Total Cost - $828.32

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
August 2, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (4 days)
San Diego, CA - San Francisco, CA
Purpose - legislative conference covering aviation security and transportation issues.
Total Cost - $1,635.84

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
January 9, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (8 days)
Lihue, HI - San Diego, CA
Purpose - participate in 2004 Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $9,634.00

SABO, MARTIN OLAV - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (8 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - aviation issues conference
Total Cost - $7,808.00

SABO, MARTIN OLAV - Democratic Party
January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Kailua, HI - Kona, HI
Purpose - 2003 Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $647.08

TIAHRT, TODD W - Republican Party
January 10, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (8 days)
Kauai, HI
Purpose - aviation industry conference
Total Cost - $14,102.00

TIAHRT, TODD W - Republican Party
February 18, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (8 days)
HI
Purpose - aviation issues conference
Total Cost - $5,375.00

TIAHRT, TODD W - Republican Party
January 7, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (7 days)
HI
Purpose - Aviation Issues conference
Total Cost - $6,025.00

TIAHRT, TODD W - Republican Party
January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - aviation issues conference
Total Cost - $15,702.84

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
January 6, 2001 - January 8, 2001 (3 days)
Maui, HI
Purpose - To participate in the 2001 Aviation Issues conference
Total Cost - $5,311.96

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
January 11, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (5 days)
Kauai, HI
Purpose - Aviation issues conference in Hawaii. Panel discussions and debates
Total Cost - $4,657.86

MURRAY, PATTY - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (6 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - Speaking engagement at AAAE conference. Seattle, WA - Kona, HI
Total Cost -

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
January 8, 2005 - January 13, 2005 (6 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - Participating in Panel Discussions and Meetings
Total Cost - $7,590.00

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
August 1, 2004 - August 5, 2004 (5 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Legislative conference covering aviation security and transportation issues
Total Cost - $2,946.66

DELAY, THOMAS DALE - Republican Party
January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - 19th Annual Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $9,811.22

SABO, MARTIN OLAV - Democratic Party
January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - 2005 Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $3,943.80

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
January 8, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (8 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - Participated in 2005 Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $12,636.00

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - Participate on a panel; meet with FAA
Total Cost - $6,227.00

ISTOOK, ERNEST J JR - Republican Party
January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - Attend and participate in the AAAE Conference
Total Cost - $12,239.02

OLVER, JOHN W - Democratic Party
January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - 2005 Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $5,881.00

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
January 10, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (5 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - To address conference
Total Cost - $6,028.74

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
January 8, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (4 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - Participate in Annual Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $1,523.11

OLVER, JOHN W - Democratic Party
January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Kona, HI
Purpose - 2005 Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $6,329.00

ISTOOK, ERNEST J JR - Republican Party
January 11, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (6 days)
Lihue, HI - Kauai, HI
Purpose - Attend 2004 Aviation Issues conference
Total Cost - $12,850.75

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
July 5, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (6 days)
Dublin, Ireland
Purpose -
Total Cost - $12,383.20

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
July 30, 2005 - August 1, 2005 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Participation in Aviation Security Conference
Total Cost - $2,218.00

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