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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 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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    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

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    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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Thad Bingel


Total cost of 8 trips: $8,895.77


Trips traveled under the office of Chris Cannon

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & CONFERENCES ON THE COMPETITIVE TELECOMM INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $892.30
source

Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE, FARMINGTON PA
Sponsor: MULTIPLE CORPORATE SPONSORS CONFERENCE COORDINATED BY DUTKO GROUP
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMM LEGISLATION IN 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $722.46
source


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Miller

Destination: NEW ORLEANS & TAFT, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: ENERGY RESTRUCTURING SEMINARS, NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SITE TOUR, ENTERGY HQ
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $933.85
source


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC, NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY COUNCIL (ITI) AND ITS MEMBER COMPANIES: EBAY AOL TIME WARNER, CISCO, IBM, APPLE COMPUTER, MICROSOFT
Purpose: BRIEFINGS AND SITE VISITS WITH ITIC AND HOST MEMBER COMPANIES IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INDUSTRIES
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,524.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: DUTKO GROUP COORDINATED THE CONFERENCE, SPONSORING ENTITIES WERE: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, AT&T, LUCENT, ACT, EIA, INFINEON, LEVEL(3), MICROSOFT, NCTA, SBCA, SPRINT, ONTU, YAHOO!
Purpose: "ATTENDED TECH POLICY 2004" CONFERENCE ON PRESENT AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOM ISSUES SERVED ON PANEL ON INTERNET TAXATION
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $856.95
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTENDED COMPTEL-ASCENT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE WITH SEVERAL SEMINARS/DISCUSSION SESSIONS ON TELECOM POLICY ISSUES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF COMPETITIVE NON-INCUMBENT COMPANIES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $727.50
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR OF AUSTIN AREA TECHNOLOGY COMPANY FACILITIES AND EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS ON TECHNOLOGY POLICY
Date: May 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,880.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTENDED LECTURES, DISCUSSION PANELS, AND PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS ON NEW CONSUMER TECHNOLOGIES AT THE 2005 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,358.71
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thad 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

    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.