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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

    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

Citigroup


Total cost of 22 trips: $29,793.06


Traveler: David Frank (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: CITIGROUP BUILDING NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: MEETING OF/PRESENTATION TO ERISA PENSION LAWYERS GROUP
Date: Jan 6, 2000
Expense: $230.00
source

Traveler: G William Hoagland (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAK AT A BREAKFAST ON THE 11TH AND MEETING W/ ROBERT RUBIN
Date: Dec 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $551.32
source

Traveler: Thomas Kahn (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: NY
Purpose: DELIVER REMARKS TO BUSINESS GROUP
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $662.82
source

Traveler: Brant Imperatore (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,408.47
source

Traveler: John Anderson (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV AND THE LAKES, NV
Purpose: EDUCATION VISIT TO CITIGROUP'S CITICARDS FACILITY, INCLUDING BRIEFINGS & MEETINGS WITH BANK OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,426.81
source

Traveler: Leslie Woolley (from the office of Zell Miller)
Destination: THE LAKES, NEVADA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,155.50
source

Traveler: Anthony Zaffirini (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: TOUR AT CITIGROUP CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL - CREDIT PRACTICE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,394.50
source

Traveler: Warren Tryon (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: THE LAKE, NEVADA
Purpose: TOUR OF CREDIT CARD CENTER AND BRIEFING ON CREDIT CARDS
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,480.00
source

Traveler: Lawrence Seyfriez (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination:
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.50
source

Traveler: Annie Toro (from the office of Luis Gutierrez)
Destination: THE LAKES, NEVADA
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,524.50
source

Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Traveler: Donald Auerbach (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: LAKES, NW
Purpose: OBSERVE AN OPERATING CREDIT CARD PROCESSING PLANT
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Traveler: Erika Jeffers (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: TOUR OF CITI CARD'S PROCESSING SITE
Purpose: SEMINAR DISCUSSIONS ON CREDIT CARD PRACTICES AND TOUR OF PROCESSING SITE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.50
source

Traveler: Karen Lynch (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Traveler: Alfred Garesche (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: THE LAKES, NV
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,709.50
source

Traveler: Tom Mccrocklin (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: CONFERENCE & TOUR OF CREDIT PROCESSING OPERATION
Purpose: CITI CARDS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Macmillan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: CONFERENCE AND TOUR OF PROCESSING FACILITIES
Purpose: CITI CARDS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Traveler: Greg Mesack (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Traveler: Gregg Richard (from the office of Pat Toomey)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: CONFERENCE & TOUR OF CITI CARDS PROCESSING SITE.
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,399.86
source

Traveler: Shelley Moore Capito (from the office of Shelley Moore Capito)
Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $498.78
source

Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Purpose: REMARKS/KEYNOTE AT SMITH-BARNEY CHAIRMEN'S COUNCIL
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,151.00
source



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