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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

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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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    "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*

Greg Hartley


Total cost of 14 trips: $36,117.20


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SOP HOUSE RETREAT/PLANNING SESSION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOC./ADVANCE AMERICA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $4,172.50
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONF. RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Hallmark Cards Inc
Purpose: STAFF CONGRESSMAN BLUNT
Date: May 7, 2001
Expense: $199.06
source

Destination: FORT WORTH, TX
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,902.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $11,243.00
source

Destination: PHILIPPINES
Sponsor: American Council of Young Political Leaders
Purpose:
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (14 days)
Expense: $3,153.20
source

Destination: DC - ARIZONA
Sponsor: International Mass Retail Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & MEETING
Date: Jan 21, 2002
Expense: $513.50
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBERS CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - TURKEY
Sponsor: AMERICAN TURKISH COUNCIL, PFIZER INC, PHILIP MORRIS CO.
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 25, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,650.00
source

Destination: VIENNA AUSTRIA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Date: Nov 16, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,330.94
source

Destination: DISCUSS ELC RELATED MATTERS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE.
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,136.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Hartley.


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