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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

    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

Healthcare Institute of New Jersey


Total cost of 16 trips: $9,134.89


Traveler: Carolee Lowry (from the office of Marge Roukema)
Destination: STRYKER HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS, MAHWAH, MEDICAL ERRORS REDUCTION INITIATIVE AT VALLEY HOSPITAL, RIDGEWOOD, BRISTO-MYERS SQUIBB-HOPEWELL, NOVO NORDISK-MAINSBORO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $555.00
source

Traveler: Sandra Caron (from the office of Jon Corzine)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: TOUR OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Date: Dec 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $580.00
source

Traveler: Nancy Fox (from the office of Rodney Frelinghuysen)
Destination: NJ
Purpose: PHARMACEUTICAL FACILITIES
Date: Dec 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $403.45
source

Traveler: Joan Dermanoski (from the office of Frank Lobiondo)
Destination: NEWARK, NJ
Purpose: TO FURTHER INCREASE THE NJ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION'S KNOWLEDGE OF THEPHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF THESE INDUSTRIES
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $419.85
source

Traveler: Dana Richter (from the office of Frank Lobiondo)
Destination: MEDFORD, NJ - NEWARK, NJ - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TO FURTHER INCREASE THE NJ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION'S KNOWLEDGE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THESE INDUSTRIES
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $550.02
source

Traveler: Carlos Fenwick (from the office of Robert Andrews)
Destination: NEWARK CITY, NJ
Purpose: TO TAX VARIOUS PHARMACEUTICAL FACILITIES TO GAIN A PERSPECTIVE ON THE LATEST MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, AND THE GROWTH OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AMONG PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES IN NEW JERSEY
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $673.02
source

Traveler: Kathy Kulkarni (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: NEWARK, NJ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON NEW JERSEY'S PHARMACEUTICAL, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND DIAGNOSTIC INDUSTRIES
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $393.20
source

Traveler: Keith Roachford (from the office of Jon Corzine)
Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $451.68
source

Traveler: Brian Chernoff (from the office of Jon Corzine)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: HEALTHCARE INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,055.88
source

Traveler: Rebecca Mandell (from the office of Frank Lautenberg)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: VISIT WITH PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES LOCATED IN NEW JERSEY
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $538.68
source

Traveler: Dana Richter (from the office of Frank Lobiondo)
Destination: TRENTON, NJ-PRINCETON, NJ-NEWARK, NJ
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $641.38
source

Traveler: Matthew Dennis (from the office of Rush Holt)
Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: TOURS OF FACILITIES AND EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS REGARDING BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB. NOVO NORDISK, AND HOFFMAN LAROCHE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $624.61
source

Traveler: Jason Fahrer (from the office of Scott Garrett)
Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Purpose: INFORMATION AND TOURING OF THE INSTITUTES MEMBER CLIENTS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $467.38
source

Traveler: Erica Stocker (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Purpose: TOUR OF THREE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES IN NEW JERSEY, TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORK THEY DO, AND THEIR IMPORTANCE TO THE STATE AND ITS ECONOMY
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $656.98
source

Traveler: Charla Penn (from the office of William Pascrell)
Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $656.38
source

Traveler: Brooke Sharkey (from the office of Steven Rothman)
Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: TO TOUR NEW JERSEY HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY FACILITIES AND DISCUSS PRESSING TOPICS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS.
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $467.38
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