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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.

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

Back to The Data

Trips by*

David Cavicke


Total cost of 22 trips: $26,317.92


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: WASHINGTON-PALO ALTO, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEAK TO DIRECTORS' COLLEGE
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $978.00
source

Destination: ASPEN
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,780.94
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: WhenU Inc
Purpose:
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $730.09
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO AND BRASILIAM BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil Information Center
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY DIALOGUE WITH BRAZIL CONGRESS ON TRADE AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,604.60
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR REG. LAW AND ECON.
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Association for Competitive Technology
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, EDUCATION: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $654.00
source

Destination: PLANO, TEXAS
Sponsor: WINSTEAD SECHREST & MINICK
Purpose: SPEAK ON PRIVACY PANEL FOR CHAIRMAN BARTON
Date: Apr 25, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $595.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: NETWORK ADVERTISING INITIATIVE
Purpose: SPEAK TO NAI
Date: May 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $623.31
source

Destination: STANFORD, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: FACULTY MEMBER, STANFORD DIRECTORS COLLEGE
Date: Jun 18, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $1,694.62
source


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Bliley

Destination: NY
Sponsor: PROSKAVA ROSE LLP
Purpose: SPEAK AT SECURITIES ROUND TABLE
Date: Jan 12, 2000
Expense: $312.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Conference Institute
Purpose: SPEECH ON ELECTRONIC TRADING
Date: Jan 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $210.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON MORTGAGE MARKETS
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE
Sponsor: Derivatives Net Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,080.00
source

Destination: TRUMBULL, CT
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON DECIMALS
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,891.35
source

Destination: PALM BEACH FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,621.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: AMERICAN CONF INS, NASDAQ
Purpose: SPEECH ON E-SIGN, FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $710.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination:
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Public Affairs Group
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,252.51
source

Destination: LANSDOWN VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: ATTEND PRIVACY CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION ON MARKET REGULATION
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Conference Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT-ACCOUNTING
Date: Sep 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $630.00
source

Destination: PALO ALTO
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SPEAK AT DIRECTORS COLLEGE
Date: May 31, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,520.00
source

Destination: SHEAPERDSTOWN, WV
Sponsor: STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Oct 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $340.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Cavicke.


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