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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*

Bryan Corbett


Total cost of 9 trips: $9,410.79


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Shelby

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO THE NASDAQ OPERATIONAL HDQTRS, AND MARKET SITE TO LEARN ABOUT NASDAQ'S MARKET STRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS
Date: May 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $869.68
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY/NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO OBSERVE THE OPERATION OF THE NYSE IN PREPARATION IN HEARINGS ON MARKET STRUCTURE
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $851.72
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: TO MEET WITH NASD EXECUTIVES AND TO LEARN ABOUT NASD SELFMAKING & ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVES
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILL.
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE STRUCTURE AND OPERATION OF THE OIC AND CHICAGO BOARD OF OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $991.92
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Archipelago Holdings
Purpose: TO OBSERVE ARCHIPELAGO'S OPERATIONS AND TO LEARN ABOUT MARKET STRUCTURE ISSUES IN PREPARATION FOR PLANNING COMMITTEE HEARINGS
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,298.52
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BANKS STRUCTURE AND THE REGULATORY ISSUES CONTRUCTING THE BANKS AS THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS CREATIONS A NEW REBULATOR
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,494.75
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE OPERATIONS OF THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET AND TO UNDERSTAND THE PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES INVOLVING NASDAQ
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,062.44
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO OBSERVE THE OPERATION OF THE NYSE AND TO DISCUSS THE PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES CONTRACTING THE NYSE
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $849.76
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: BRIEFING OF WACHOVIA HEADQUARTERS TO OBSERVE SANK OPERATIONS AND TO DISCUSS BANKING AND SECURITIES POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $960.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bryan Corbett.


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