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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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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*

Andrew Halataei


Total cost of 8 trips: $12,462.11


Trips traveled under the office of Randy Forbes

Destination: MEET WITH PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA, LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, AND PRIVATE SECTOR BUSINESS LEADERS
Sponsor: Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE, FINANCIAL PRIVARY, FISCAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND INTERNATION TAX COMPETITION ISSUES.
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,310.00
source

Destination: MUNICH TO BRUSSELS TO BERLIN
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING/CONFERENCE ON US - GERMAN RELATIONS
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,959.75
source

Destination: PORTLAND MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CABLE INDUSTRY, IT TELEPHONY (CABLE PHONE)
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.46
source

Destination: UNION STATION, DC TO STAMFORD CN. PITNEY BOWES INC. HEADQUARTERS
Sponsor: Pitney Bowes Inc
Purpose: TOUR PITNEY BOWES FACILITIES AND TO DISCUSS POSTAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES.
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $677.00
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TOUR DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, RACETRAK TAX DEPRECATION AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: MET WITH RECORDING INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES AND EMPLOYEES TO LEARN ABOUT THE INDUSTRY. ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON PIRACY, COPYRIGHT ISSUES, AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING THE INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $850.58
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, ALCATEL, AT&T, EARTHLINK, IDT INFINEON, MICROSOFT, SPRINT, VONAGE, WESTERN WIRELESS AND YAHOO! INC
Purpose: TECH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $828.68
source


Trips traveled under the office of Steve Largent

Destination: TAX SEMINAR
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TAX SEMINAR
Date: Oct 26, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,323.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Halataei.


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