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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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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

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Peggy Peterson


Total cost of 12 trips: $16,055.50


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: REVIEW STATUS OF DECIMAL STOCK PRICING
Date: Mar 24, 2000
Expense: $441.35
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: OPENING OF CAPITAL MARKETS 9/17
Date: Sep 17, 2001
Expense: $398.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: DISCUSS FINANCIAL SERVICES/SECURITIES ISSUES AND COMMITTEE AGENDA
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,544.83
source

Destination: LAGUARDIA
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: REVIEW CAPITAL MARKET STRUCTURE DISCUSS ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $754.28
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS MARKET STRUCTURE ISSUES ATTEND SARBANES - OXLEY AWARD DINNER
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Expense: $611.71
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: SECURITIES REGULATORY ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,351.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CHAIRMAN FOR SPEECH
Date: Feb 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,056.42
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE
Purpose: SPEAK TO CONFERENCE ON MUTUAL FUND ISSUES
Date: Apr 22, 2004
Expense: $291.00
source

Destination: ZURICH
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: MEET WITH SWISS GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY OFFICIALS ON INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,461.79
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 2004 NATIONAL LISTENING TOUR
Date: Aug 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,705.36
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CATASTROPHIC BOND CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,173.23
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE REGULATORY CONFERENCE-SPEAK AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jun 22, 2005
Expense: $266.53
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Peggy Peterson.


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