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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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    "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

Corning Inc


Total cost of 16 trips: $19,429.04


Traveler: Richard Burr (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: WILMINGTON, NC
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 5, 2000
Expense: $828.50
source

Traveler: Robin Hayes (from the office of Robin Hayes)
Destination: CORNING WILMINGTON PLANT IN WILMINGTON, NC
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 5, 2000
Expense: $848.50
source

Traveler: Sherwood Boehlert (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: CORNING, NY
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS, PLANT TOURS, BRIEFINGS ON LEGISLATION
Date: May 30, 2001
Expense: $553.33
source

Traveler: Timothy Clancy (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: CORNING, NEW YORK
Purpose: PLANT TOUR, FACT FINDING MISSION & BRIEFING RE LEGISLATIVE
Date: May 30, 2001
Expense: $1,680.00
source

Traveler: Dean D'amore (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: CORNING, NY
Purpose: PLANT TOURS, FACT-FINDING MISSION, AND BRIEFINGS REGARDING LEGISLATION
Date: May 30, 2001
Expense: $573.33
source

Traveler: Don Nickles (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: GEORGIA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE AUGUSTA PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,646.56
source

Traveler: Harold Rogers (from the office of Harold Rogers)
Destination: AUGUSTA, GA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,066.00
source

Traveler: Amory Houghton (from the office of Amory Houghton)
Destination: AUGUSTA, GA
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,597.06
source

Traveler: Richard Burr (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: WINSTON-SALEM, NC TO AUGUSTA, GA
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,469.00
source

Traveler: Lindsey Graham (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
Purpose: CORNING PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $841.00
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY TO NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Jun 22, 2002
Expense: $388.50
source

Traveler: Karen Keogh (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY TO WESTCHESTER, NY
Purpose: TRAVEL IN CONNECTION WITH MY DUTIES AS A SENATE EMPLOYEE TO ACCOMPANY AND STAFF SENATOR WHILE ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS IN ROCHESTER, NY
Date: Jun 22, 2002
Expense: $388.50
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: CORNING, NY
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,366.00
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: CORNING, NY
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,366.00
source

Traveler: Philippe Reines (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO VISIT THE CORNING PLANT IN CORNING, NY
Date: Jan 3, 2005
Expense: $408.38
source

Traveler: Andrew Shapiro (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO VISIT THE CORNING PLANT IN CORNING, NY
Date: Jan 3, 2005
Expense: $408.38
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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