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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

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    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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    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

Back to The Data

Office of

Phil Gingrey


Total cost of 28 office trips: $62,699.83


Trips by Phil Gingrey
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $31,801.06

Destination: WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003
Expense: $1,751.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $9,716.84
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 18, 2004
Expense: $456.70
source

Destination: DCA
Sponsor: American Academy of Dermatology Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 8, 2004
Expense: $335.00
source

Destination: DCA
Sponsor: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 1, 2004
Expense: $98.00
source

Destination: DCA - ATL
Sponsor: Delta Air Lines Inc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $229.10
source

Destination: LAKE CHARLES
Sponsor: Charles Boustany for Congress
Purpose:
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,197.02
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose:
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,035.40
source

Destination: ATL - TAIWAN - REPUBLIC OF CHINA - DCA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATION VISIT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $14,500.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA-JACKSONVILLE, AMELIA ISLAND-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: GTMA: ASSOCIATION OF GA'S TEXTILE, CARPET AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,482.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Phil Gingrey

Todd Coons
Robert Herriott
Mitch Hunter
Jonathan Osborne
David Oxner
Brian Robinson
Joshua Waller



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