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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

    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

    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

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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
  • 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.

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Trips by*

Stephen Haterius


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,367.37


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF AGENDA AND OTHER ISSUES FOR SECOND SESSION RELATED TO STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ECONOMIC TRENDS AFFECTING FOOD INDUSTRY BUSINESSE THEIR SUPPLIERS & CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, BANKERS AND COMMUNITIES
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,056.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO DISCUSS TRADE OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Apr 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,299.69
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: American Corn Growers Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO ACGA AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FARMER ELECTED COMMITTEE AND PROVIDE UPDATE ON FUTURE LEGISLATION IMPACTING THEIR MEMBERS
Date: Feb 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $356.42
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $821.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: TO BECOME BETTER INFORMED ON THE ISSUES AFFECTING THE SWEETNER INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,245.94
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SHEY ASSOCIATES
Purpose: DISCUSS FARM BILL OPTIONS UNDER CONSIDERATION AND REFLECT ON FUTURE CHALLENGES FACING THE CROP INSURANCE INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,994.21
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination:
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: REMAIN CURRENT ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,309.11
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stephen Haterius.


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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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.