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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

    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

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  • 08.27.15

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Office of

W.J. Tauzin


Total cost of 276 office trips: $441,908.83


Trips by W.J. Tauzin
Total cost of congressperson's 32 trips: $59,439.46

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TOUR PACIFIC BELL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER AS AN EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $481.50
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,264.76
source

Destination: NY, NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TOUR FACILITY-FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2000
Expense: $1,218.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: Citizens for a Sound Economy
Purpose: TAX REFORM DEBATE
Date: Jan 21, 2000
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Association of Local Television Stations
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,534.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Association of Television Program Executives
Purpose:
Date: Jan 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $640.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON & SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: NADA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,935.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $938.17
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Reed Elsevier Group plc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2000
Expense: $1,298.39
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,377.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Ziff Davis Company
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $900.19
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: May 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,662.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,149.28
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: CONFERENCE/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 18, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,890.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,327.15
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,261.00
source

Destination: MENLO PARK, CA
Sponsor: Fleishman-Hillard (Omnicom Group)
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $481.40
source

Destination: LA QUINTA, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $841.50
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: Greater Houston Partnership
Purpose: BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
Date: Apr 6, 2001
Expense: $43.80
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 3, 2001
Expense: $4,522.20
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ CEO & EXECUTIVES OF INSTINET RE. LEGISLATIVE ISSUES BEFORE ENERGY & COMMERCE COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $969.30
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: MEETINGS RE. NATL. OWNERSHIP CAP & PROGRAM ACCESS
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $681.20
source

Destination: WASH., DC-PEBBLE BEACH, CA-BATON ROUGE, LA
Sponsor: Shaw Group
Purpose: SPEAKER A SUMMIT MTG. OF KEY LEADERS IN REFINING, POWER, CHEMICAL & PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $4,867.00
source

Destination: SAN ANGELO, TX
Sponsor: Competitive Enterprise Institute
Purpose: FORUM ON WILDLIFE MGMT. & OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,295.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Dee Dot Timberlands
Purpose: BS. ROUNDTABLE RE: RETAIL FOOD INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,408.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS-DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,510.28
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: SPEAKER, GMA EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,460.86
source

Destination: DC-PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Florida Power & Light Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON RENEWABLE ENERGY, UTILITY OPERATIONS & DEREGULATION
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,034.12
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: SPEAKER, ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,743.42
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,234.69
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE RE. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: MARATHON, FL-NEW ORLEANS-DC
Sponsor: Shaw Group
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE SYMPOSIUM SPEAKER ON CLEAN WATER ACT & ENERGY
Date: Sep 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,520.25
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Jeremy Allen
Monica Azare
James Barnette
Jason Bentley
Ramsen Betfarhad
Andrew Black
Linda Bloss-Baum
Nydia Bonnin
Dan Brouillette
Dwight Cates
David Cavicke
Charles Clapton
Jaylyn Connaughton
Bill Cooper
Jonathan Cordone
Gerald Couri
Sean Cunningham
Brent Del Monte
Brent Delmonte
Amy Droskoski
Dana Dupre
Anne Elizabeth Esposito
Pete Filon
Dick Frandsen
Neil Fried
Michael Goo
Garret Graves
Bruce Gwinn
Amy Hall
Bruce Harris
Cheryl Jaeger
Alisha Jeansonne
Ken Johnson
Teddy Jones
Brendan Kelsay
Purvee Kempf
Nandan Kenkeremath
Rick Kessler
Hollyn Kidd
Erin Kuhls
Andy Levin
Dave Marventano
Brian Mccullough
Robert Meyers
Patrick Morrisey
David Murventano
Byron Patterson
Chad Porter
Gregg Rothschild
Amii Sachdev
Jennifer Safavian
David Schooler
Sue Sheridan
Robert Simison
Mimi Simoneaux
Joseph Stanko
Bridgett Taylor
Steven Tilton
Jessica Wallace
Howard Waltzman
John Wheat
James White
Kelly Zerzan



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