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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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    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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    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

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Julie Carr


Total cost of 10 trips: $16,564.56


Trips traveled under the office of William Delahunt

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON HEALTHCARE
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $850.32
source


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Pitts

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOC. FOR COMPETITIVE TECH., AT&T, CABLE & WIRELESS, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT, MP3.COM, PEGASUS, SAIC, VERISIGN, WINSTAR, XO COMMUNICATIONS
Purpose: TO PROVIDE STAFF W/ UNDERSTANDING OF THE HISTORY, OPERATIONS & POLICY QUESTIONS SURROUNDING INTERN
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $616.03
source

Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: EDUCATION ON TECHPOLICY FACING 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) AND GENEVA (SWITZERLAND)
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $4,609.29
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO FULLY UNDERSTAND ISSUES FACING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,517.26
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: TO GAIN A BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CABLE INDUSTRY & THEIR REGULATORY BURDEE
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $772.18
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOC, NATIONAL ASSOC. OF MANUFACTURER & CALIFORNIA MANUFACTURERS & TELECOM ASSOC.
Purpose: OVERALL IMPACT OF ECONOMICS ON TELECOM INDUSTRY INLIGHT OF CURRENT LAWS & REGS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,340.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND OR
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: INVESTIGATING POLICIES IMPACTING THE CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $864.20
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO MEDICAL DEVICES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,050.82
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Julie Carr.


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