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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.

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

Futures Industry Association


Total cost of 19 trips: $36,515.65


Traveler: Greg Zerzan (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ATTEND FIA CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,500.00
source

Traveler: Greg Zerzan (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Traveler: John Anderson (from the office of Michael Crapo)
Destination: BOCA RATON
Purpose: INDUSTRY CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS FUTURES TRADING AND DERIVATIVES
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,679.20
source

Traveler: Andrew Morton (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FUTURES INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,692.00
source

Traveler: Jon Hixson (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION-EDUCATION
Date: Mar 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,313.00
source

Traveler: Bill Nelson (from the office of Bill Nelson)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $516.60
source

Traveler: David Johnson (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE WHERE ISSUES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION WERE DISCUSSED
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,213.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Morton (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY CONFERENCE TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES CURRENTLY FACING THE FUTURES INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,615.00
source

Traveler: Matthew O'mara (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: FT LAUDERDALE AND BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB
Purpose: ANNUAL FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,688.11
source

Traveler: Robert Getzoff (from the office of Rahm Emanuel)
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL FUTURES INDUSTRY ANNUAL CONFERENCE ATTEND PANEL DISCUSSIONS, SPEAKERS, EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,515.16
source

Traveler: Ryan Weston (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: BOCA RATON
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Traveler: Marsha Blackburn (from the office of Marsha Blackburn)
Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-BOCA RATON, CHARLES RETURNED TO NASHVILLE AND CONGRESSMAN RETURNED TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Purpose: KEYNOTE PANELIST FOR THE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,469.41
source

Traveler: Eric Juzenas (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: BOCA RATON
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOC. CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,925.00
source

Traveler: Ted Monoson (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: ANNUAL FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE DEALING WITH MANY ISSUES RELATED TO REAUTHORIZATION OF THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE ACT
Date: Mar 16, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,904.89
source

Traveler: Tyler Wegmeyer (from the office of Jerry Moran)
Destination: FLORIDA
Purpose: THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Date: Mar 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $980.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Kramp (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Purpose: TO ATTEND BREAK OUT SESSIONS CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,201.90
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BOCA, FLORIDA
Purpose: STAFFING CONGRESSMAN WHO SPOKE ON MEMBERS PANEL
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,978.07
source

Traveler: Christopher Ogilvie (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ATTEND FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INDUSTRY AND THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS WITH FUTURES. ASSIST MEMBER OF CONGRESS WITH PANEL DISCUSSION ON FUTURES AND CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,326.51
source

Traveler: Craig Rushing (from the office of Marilyn Musgrave)
Destination: BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: ACCOMPANY MEMBER ON SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,017.80
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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