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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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    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.
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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

JP Morgan Chase & Co


Total cost of 7 trips: $6,121.73


Traveler: Greg Zerzan (from the office of Larry Combest)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: VIEW OTC DERIVATIVES OPERATIONS
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $825.00
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Traveler: C Scott Canady (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO MEET W/ BANK STAFF TO DISCUSS SUBPRIME LENDING & VIEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS
Date: May 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $682.00
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Traveler: Paul Begey (from the office of Albert Wynn)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY-LA GUARDIA AIRPORT
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: May 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $682.00
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Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: FRIDAY 5/4 SUBRIME LENDING CONFERENCE (ALL DAY)
Purpose: SUBPRIME LENDING CONFERENCE
Date: May 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $333.00
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Traveler: Erika Jeffers (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-TEMPE, ARIZONA
Purpose: STAFF SEMINAR ON ID THEFT AND SITE VISIT OF ANTI-FRAUD/ID THEFT UNIT AT CHASE
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.62
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Traveler: Karen Lynch (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: DC - TEMPE, AZ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,242.26
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Traveler: James Mccormick (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY
Purpose: SPEAKER AT J.P. MORGAN WINTER CONFERENCE. PRESENTED ON A PANEL ENTITLED "EMERGING ASIAN CURRENCY DYNAMICS."
Date: Feb 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,324.85
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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