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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

    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*

Donald Auerbach


Total cost of 15 trips: $17,103.79


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Maloney

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE FIRST HAND IN A LEARNING CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,936.17
source

Destination: NYC, DC
Sponsor: NASDAQ/SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOC.
Purpose:
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,011.60
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Destination: NY CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: REVIEW NASDAQ MARKET TRADING SYSTEMS FIRSTHAND
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO OBSERVE FIRSTHAND THE OPERATIONS OF THE NYSE
Date: Mar 22, 2002
Expense: $950.97
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: POLICY SESSIONS WITH ACTUARIES AND NEW YORK STATE INSURANCE COMM.
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: OBSERVE FIRSTHAND THE LAUNCH OF TABLET PC
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,431.83
source

Destination: LAKES, NW
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: OBSERVE AN OPERATING CREDIT CARD PROCESSING PLANT
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: OBSERVE OPTIONS TRADING AT THE PACIFIC STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,282.41
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: TOUR BOSTON AFFORDABLE HOUSING SITE AND DISCUSS HOME LOAN ISSUES
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,179.22
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TOUR ECN FACILITIES AND GAIN HANDS ON EXPERIENCE ABOUT SECURITIES TRADING
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $711.42
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Purpose: REVIEW FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK FIRSTHAND AND REVIEW BANK POLICIES
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: MEET FIRSTHAND WITH SECURITIES REGULATORY
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,343.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: LEARN NYSE OPERATIONS FIRSTHAND
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $875.68
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON SECONDARY MARKET ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2004
Expense: $181.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Donald Auerbach.


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