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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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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.
  • 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

    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

Back to The Data

Office of

Greg Walden


Total cost of 44 office trips: $107,540.77


Trips by Greg Walden
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $33,632.38

Destination: KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON-MITCHELL, OREGON-THE DALLAS, OR
Sponsor: Bates Investment Company
Purpose: OBSERVE AND DISCUSS BLM ACCESS ISSUES ACROSS PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS
Date: Jul 8, 2000
Expense: $428.00
source

Destination: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS 2001 CONVENTION
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; SPEAKER ON LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PANEL
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,498.20
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN - KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $14,424.02
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON TO MEDFORD, OREGON
Sponsor: DR Johnson Lumber Company
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF FEDERAL FORESTRY ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2002
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,291.25
source

Destination: MEDFORD, OREGON TO PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Erickson Air-Crane Inc
Purpose: FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUE DISCUSSION - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 13, 2002
Expense: $150.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,328.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA, PA - PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: OFFICIAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND CONGRESSIONAL PANEL PARTICIPATION AT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS CONVENTION
Date: Oct 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,537.72
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR-LAS VEGAS, NV-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: NAB CONFERENCE; PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,702.14
source

Destination: RENO, NV - LAS VEGAS, NV - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: NAB CONFERENCE, PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,873.05
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Greg Walden

Matthew Byrne
Jeff Enger
Paul Griffin
Brian Hard
Valerie Henry
Brian Macdonald
Colby Marshall
Justen Rainey
Lindsay Slater
John Snider
Troy Tidwell



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