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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.

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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Trips sponsored by

Carib News Corporation


Total cost of 33 trips: $45,887.93


Traveler: Maxine Waters (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA - MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - BALTIMORE, MD
Purpose: SPEAKER AND CONGRESSIONAL PARTICIPANT AT THE CARIB NEWS FIFTH ANNUAL MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,340.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination:
Purpose: CBC CARIBBEAN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,340.30
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: NEWARK TO MONTEGO BAY (ROUNDTRIP)
Purpose: BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,160.00
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Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Purpose: CARIBBEAN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $757.80
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: CLEVE-NY-MONTEGO BAY-NY-DC
Purpose: BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,968.33
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: GRENADA
Purpose: MULTI NATIONAL BUS. CONF.
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,460.00
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: MEETINGS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BLOCK COUNCIL
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: GRENADA
Purpose: BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,658.00
source

Traveler: Albert Wynn (from the office of Albert Wynn)
Destination: SAN JUAN, ST. MAARTEN
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CARIB NEWS MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONF
Date: Nov 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,970.00
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC, BAHAMAS, ST. CROIX
Purpose: CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Traveler: Carolyn Kilpatrick (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING; PARTICIPATION ON PANEL
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Traveler: Charles Rangel (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NASSAU, BAHAMAS - NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CORPORATE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: George Dalley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC/NASSAU, BAHAMMAS/CLEVELAND OH
Purpose: BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Maxine Waters (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: PRINCIPAL PARTICIPANT AT NEW YORK CARIB NEWS 8TH ANNUAL MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Corrine Brown (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: WASHINGTON-MIAMI-NASSAU
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

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: EWR-NAS-EWR
Purpose: FREE TRADE AREA OF THE AMERICAS (FTAA)
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Traveler: Melvin Watt (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NASSAU, BAHAMAS-CHARLOTTE, NC
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,100.00
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,100.00
source

Traveler: Eleanor Holmes Norton (from the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton)
Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT TO NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,518.50
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: MIAMI, FL - NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
Purpose: 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Charles Rangel (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: James Capel (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY TO ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: Kendrick Meek (from the office of Kendrick Meek)
Destination: ST KITTS
Purpose: 9TH ANNUAL MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source

Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO TO ST. KITTS FROM ST. KITTS TO MIAMI, FL
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS. TRAVEL AND SOCIAL ISSUES.
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,010.00
source

Traveler: Jamila Thompson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN THE CARIB NEWS CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: DALLAS, ST. KITTS, BAHAMAS
Purpose: BRING TOGETHER AFRICAN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN AMERICAN BUSINESS/CIVIC LEADERS WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: Cleveland - St Kitts - Nevis - Cleveland
Purpose: Keynote Speaker, Caribbean Multi- National Business Coference
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON - MIAMI - ST. KITTS - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: 9TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,305.00
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: NEWARK - SAN JUAN -ST. KITT - SAN JUAN - NEWARK
Purpose: TO ENCOURAGE BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN SMALL TO MID-SIZED MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS OWNERS PROVIDING WORLDWIDE BUSINESS & NETWORK OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPANTS.
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: George Dalley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO ST. KITTS
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW YORK CARIB NEWS CARIBBEANE MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
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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.

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