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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.

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  • 08.27.15

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    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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Office of

Corrine Brown


Total cost of 29 office trips: $74,284.42


Trips by Corrine Brown
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $65,128.00

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: DISCUSS AVIATION SAFETY ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,242.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $5,014.02
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Sponsor: MILES LAW SCHOOL
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE ANNUAL LAW DAY BANQUET
Date: May 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $447.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: N.Y. STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, AND HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE NEW YORK EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,991.24
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE WHICH WILL PROVIDE OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF RAILROADS & EXAMINE CURREN TRANSPORTATION AND POLICY ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,817.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AIRLINES/AT&T/MICROSOFT
Purpose: ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION AND TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $9,734.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FOCUS ON HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN BE UTILIZED TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND TO EMPOWER CONSTITUEN
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,994.10
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS ISSUES RELATING TO TRADE WITH THE CARIBBEAN AND AFRICA
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,391.30
source

Destination: REAGAN NATIONAL-MIAMI
Sponsor: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
Purpose: ADDRESS CONFERENCES AT THE MEETING AND TRAINING CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,201.19
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $7,146.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: MIAMI - FREEPORT
Sponsor: Jacksonville Airport Authority
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A TRADE MISSION TO DEVELOP BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,383.66
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-AMSTERDAM-LONDON-MIAMI-JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Jacksonville Airport Authority
Purpose: TOUR THE AIRPORT BAGGAGE HOLD SECURITY SYSTEM
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,203.18
source

Destination: ALEXANDRIA, VA TO LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO DISCUSS COMMON INTERESTS BETWEEN THE MEMBERS OF THE CBC, CHC & CAC
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,196.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - PITTSBURG - CLEVELAND
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ESTABLISH PRIORITIES FOR A PROACTIVE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA TO EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOME OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Jun 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,747.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO-FT. LAUDERDALE-JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE EXAMINING THE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES BY RAILROAD INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,989.71
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE-DALLAS-LOS ANGELES-MONTEREY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,731.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-MIAMI-NASSAU
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE W/ CORPORATE EXECUTIVES, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT, ETC. TO EXPLORE BUSINESS AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN THE U.S AND COUNTRIES IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: GAINESVILLE, CHARLOTTE, SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF RAILROADS AND TO EXAMINE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,429.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK-WEST PALM BEACH-FT. LAUDERDALE-JACKSON
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE EXAMINING THE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES BY RAILROAD INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,917.40
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF THE RAILROADS AND TO EXAMINE CURRENT TRANSPORTATION POLICY ISSUES
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,601.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Corrine Brown

Gretchen Hitchner
Roshan Hodge
Nicholas Martinelli
Yvonne Reed
Monica Sheffield
Elias Simmons
David Simon
Adrian Wright



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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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.