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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.
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Trips by*

Carter Mcdowell


Total cost of 19 trips: $26,040.40


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,825.00
source

Destination: FACT FINDING AT INSTINET; MTGS W/ INSTINET EXECS
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
source

Destination: DROVE FROM HOME IN VA, TO BOSTON (THROUGH NYC)
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR 2001
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL MTG
Date: Nov 3, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,030.02
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AND PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING AND FACT FINDING REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE USA PATRIOT ACT
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,018.22
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO MAKE PRESENTATION TO LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S WINTER MEETING AND FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,783.90
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY/PARK CITY
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT'S FIN SERV & TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,077.63
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND SPEECH AT ABA ANNUAL MEETING OF LEGISLATION LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,333.74
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Bank of America Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING DATA SECURITY, CHECK TRANCATION, PRIVACY DATA PROTECTION
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $915.82
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE INVESTMENT BANKING BUS, PARTICULARLY DISCUSSING HEDGE FUNDS, OPTIONS, RESEARCH AND MARKET MAKING
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $540.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS/WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: FACT FINDING AT ANNUAL MEETING AND PARTICIPATIONS IN SEVERAL EVENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,093.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING ABOUT REFORM EFFORTS
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Expense: $525.85
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: FACT GATHERING WITH BANKING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,289.37
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE AND FACT GATHERING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $945.83
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE AND FACT FINDING WITH STATE BANK COMMISSIONERS AND BANKS
Date: May 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,291.52
source

Destination: SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING SWISS AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, SUCH AS THE BIS.
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.79
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Consumer Data Industry Association Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING: FACT ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $591.90
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NORFOLK MARKETS
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING HEDGE FUNDS & MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITIES
Date: Jun 1, 2005
Expense: $436.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: DEVELOPMENTS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWS, REG., & PRACTICES
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $628.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Carter Mcdowell.


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