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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

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    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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Alfred Garesche


Total cost of 20 trips: $25,333.67


Trips traveled under the office of Elizabeth Dole

Destination: San Diego, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: Educational
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,572.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Bank of America Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $914.82
source

Destination: ASHEVILLE, NC
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: SPOKE AT A CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,115.93
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: SPEAKING AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,118.07
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFDAYS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $708.64
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: WINTER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,310.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING AT A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,715.72
source


Trips traveled under the office of Sue Kelly

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: EDUCATION OF MORTGAGE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,766.20
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FORUM
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,290.26
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION AND J.P. MORGAN CHASE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $718.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $957.98
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,141.65
source

Destination: TRUMBULL, CT - NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,045.86
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: FACT FINDING / ISSUES BRIEFING
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,191.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Life Insurance Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING
Date: Apr 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $346.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION ON TERRORISM INSURANCE
Date: May 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,036.09
source

Destination: THE LAKES, NV
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,709.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Alfred Garesche.


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