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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.

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  • 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*

Jesse Kerns


Total cost of 13 trips: $25,612.05


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: SEMINAR ON MEDICAL DEVICES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,249.99
source

Destination: MUMBAI, CHENNAI - NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: REVIEW CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, LEARN ABOUT USAID FUNDED HEALTH PROJECTS
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $5,783.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: REVIEW HEALTH PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,891.59
source

Destination: TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT LONG TERM CARE PHARMACY ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $740.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: University of Washington
Purpose: PRESENTATION ON FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM TO GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BRIEFINGS WITH UW FACULTY, TOUR OF MEDICAL SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL, MEETING AND TOUR WITH PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL
Date: May 21, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $538.20
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,663.19
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Gilead Sciences
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HIV AND HEP B DISEASE AND TREATMENT
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,321.05
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,330.00
source

Destination: LA
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION-A MINI-MEDICAL SCHOOL
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,064.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: TO STUDY LESS INVASIVE MEDICINE AND ADVANCES IN ENDOSURGICAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: DaVita Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT KIDNEY DISCUSS AND DIALYSIS, MEET EXPERTS IN THE FIELD, VISIT DIALYSIS FACILITIES
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO CA
Sponsor: Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ASCS, MEET W/SENIOR STAFF, BRIEFINGS ON PAYMENT POLICY AND OUTPATIENT SURGERY
Date: May 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,784.07
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Council on Health Care Economics and Policy
Purpose: ATTENT XII PRINCETON CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL HEALTHCARE POLICY, SUBJECT "HOW WILL STATES DAY FOR CARE"
Date: May 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $708.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jesse Kerns.


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