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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.

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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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    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

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Frank Cavaliere


Total cost of 15 trips: $18,579.29


Trips traveled under the office of George Allen

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: VISIT CORPORATE CAMPUS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,389.58
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY AND YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Purpose: VISIT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AND INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS LAB
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $807.96
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: BROADBAND POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $629.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Public Affairs Group
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Aug 14, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,448.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TABLET PC LAUNCH
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,496.46
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ADDRESS CABLE PROGRAMMING ISSUES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FINANCE AND BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,835.12
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2003 LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VISIT CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES AS WELL AS EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON POLICY ISSUES FACING THE TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,158.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $653.68
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: RHOADS, WEBER, SHANDWICK
Purpose: HEADQUARTERS SITE & FACT FINDING VISIT
Date: Apr 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $825.01
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: SEMINAR ON TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University
Purpose: CYBER SECURITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TRIP
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $738.70
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: UNIVERSAL SERVICE/TELECOMMUNICATION STAFF TRIP
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $612.44
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VISIT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S HIGH-TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES, AS WELL AS EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON TECHNOLOGY RELATED POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: DEMONSTRATE AND DISCUSS BELLSOUTH'S INTERNET PROTOCOL ENABLED SERVICES, INCLUDING IP-TV
Date: Apr 18, 2005
Expense: $570.94
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Frank Cavaliere.


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