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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

    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

    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

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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

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc


Total cost of 11 trips: $5,825.50


Traveler: Robert Stien (from the office of Lee Terry)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TOURISM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $243.50
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Traveler: Frank Murkowski (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW CRUISE
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
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Traveler: Corrine Brown (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
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Traveler: Monica Sheffield (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
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Traveler: Elias Simmons (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Traveler: Nicholas Martinelli (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NY
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Traveler: David Simon (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: OVERVIEW TOUR (MEETINGS, DEMONSTRATIONS)
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Traveler: Katherine Hicks (from the office of Wayne Gilchrest)
Destination:
Purpose: REVIEW OF ADA ACCOMMODATIONS ON ROYAL CARIBBEAN SHIP
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $974.00
source

Traveler: Jason Steinbaum (from the office of Eliot Engel)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: OVERSIGHT AT CRUISE INDUSTRY INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL DISPOSAL ADA COMPLIANCE, SECURITY, AND OTHER ISSUES.
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $487.00
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Traveler: Ari Strauss (from the office of Tim Holden)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, PIER 88
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW & OVERSIGHT OF CRUISE LINES
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
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Traveler: Charles Royal (from the office of Jim Demint)
Destination: EMBARK SATURDAY THE 10TH, SHIP OVERVIEW AND BRIEFINGS SUNDAY, DISEMBARK MONDAY THE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING CRUISE-PROVIDING FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE OF VARIOUS AREAS AND SERVICES OF THE PASSENGER CRUISE LINE INDUSTRY THAT ARE REGULATED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $574.00
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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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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.