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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

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Trips by*

Kelly Bingel


Total cost of 17 trips: $26,521.27


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SENATE STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2002
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $341.10
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Integrated Waste Services Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING TOUR OF WASTE-TO-ENERGY FACILITIES AND SEMINAR ON INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS TO MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,725.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: TECH POLICY LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL REGARDING SENATE ENERGY BILL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,550.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SPRING ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,814.74
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA AND SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR OF HIGH TECH FACILITY AND SEMINARS ON HIGH TECH ISSUES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Mar 7, 2003
Expense: $120.00
source

Destination: DAKOTA CITY, NE
Sponsor: Tyson Foods Inc
Purpose: TOUR OF MEAT PROCESSINGS FACILITY AND DISCUSSION OF IMPLEMENTATION OF 2002 FARM BILL
Date: Jun 6, 2003
Expense: $710.41
source

Destination: WHITEFISH, MT
Sponsor: Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,559.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT-PARTICIPATE IN POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON HOMELAND SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY, BUDGET AND TAXES
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE, INFINEON, LEVEL(3) COMM, LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, MICROSOFT, NCTA, SATELLITE BROADCASTING & COMM ASS, SPRINT, VONTU, YAHOO
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $802.15
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $665.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA POLICY RETREAT
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, PRUDHOE BAY, NUIQSIT, PALMER, KOTZEBUE, CORDOVA AND SEWARD, ALASKA
Sponsor: ARCTIC SLOPE TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, MATANUSKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION, OTZ TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, CONDOVA TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, TELALASKA, INC.
Purpose: STUDY OF THE CHALLENGES OF PROVIDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $6,765.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: DISCUSSION AND OBSERVATION OF LESS-INVASIVE MEDICINE, ENDOSURGICAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS IN PUERTO RICO, WITH A PARTICULAR FACTS ON MEDICARE DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE PAYMENTS
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,388.80
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING ISSUES RETREAT
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,726.11
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kelly Bingel.


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