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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 by*

Patricia Deloatche


Total cost of 14 trips: $16,609.99


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE FOR SENIOR HILL STAFF REGARDING RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING MEDICARE REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE COUNCIL ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HEALTH SYSTEM CHANGE'S 7TH ANNUAL PRINCETON CONFERENCE TOPIC ACCESS TO PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: May 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $511.58
source

Destination: PARIS AND SOUTHERN FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO EDUCATE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON THE BENEFITS AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,702.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MAJOR HEALTH ISSUES BEFORE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $187.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc
Purpose: TO SERVE ON A PANEL (FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS) TO DISCUSS THE DRUG PRICE COMPETITION AND PATENT TERM RESTORATION ACT OF 1984
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $560.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: IMMUNEX, TARGETED GENETICS AND FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER CENTER
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP IS TO MEET WITH BIOLOGICAL INDUSTRY LEADERS TO DISCUSS SPECIFIC LEGISLATION BEFORE CONGRESS THAT IMPACTS THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.89
source

Destination: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Sponsor: Brandeis University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE THAT WILL EXPLORE WAYS TO CONTAIN HEALTH CARE SPENDING
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $484.00
source

Destination: THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: WellPoint Health Networks
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP DESIGNED TO EDUCATE STAFF ON VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF HEALTH CARE NETWORKS ESPECIALLY PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE FOR BENEFICIARIES
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,194.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE FOR 2004
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $174.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST AND MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: American College Of Gastroenterology Inc
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP IS TO EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER AND SCREENING TESTS CURRENTLY COVERED BY THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,360.93
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: TO STUDY THE BIOTECH AND OTHER HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
Date: May 24, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,519.36
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY; WILLINGBORO, NH; FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO VISIT THE MEDCO FACILITIES IN WILLINGBORO AND FRANKLIN LAKES, NH
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.92
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 HEALTH POLICY MEETING FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $164.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF TRIP IS TO HAVE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT BIOTECH MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AND EDUCATE STAFF ON BENEFITS OF NEW, CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,749.31
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patricia Deloatche.


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