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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

    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

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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*

Amy Porter


Total cost of 16 trips: $16,517.84


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Royce

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Freddie Mac
Purpose: TO ATTEND A BANKING AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,494.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,166.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Freddie Mac
Purpose: TO ATTEND SENATE FINANCIAL SERVICES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Purpose: ATTEND INSURANCE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE NASDAQ MARKET.
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $875.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: TO EXAMINE U.S. COPYWRIGHT LAWS AND MUSIC RATING REQUIREMENTS
Date: Aug 13, 2001
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $744.04
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO TUCSON, AZ TO LOS ANGELES CA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION.
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,692.73
source

Destination: DC TO WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: MEETING W/ AMERICAN ACADEMY OF LACTIRINES & NY ST. INSER. CAUCUS.
Sponsor: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF LACTIRINES
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT TERRORISM INSURANCE 2ND OPTIONAL FEDERAL CHARTER
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: HOTSPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NYC, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TO STUDY MARKET STRUCTURE ISSUES
Date: Mar 29, 2004
Expense: $287.14
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Commission
Purpose: TO GAIN A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AND POLITICAL PROCESSES IN EUROPE AS A WHOLE AND THE NETHERLANDS IN SPECIFIC, ESPECIALLY AS THEY RELATE TO U.S. FOREIGN POLICY.
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,261.17
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AND OBSERVE THE OPERATIONS OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $918.56
source

Destination: KOME, CHAD
Sponsor: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Purpose: TO OBSERVE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT ON THE CHAD-CAMEROON PIPELINE ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Date: Jan 24, 2005
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE CONVENTION ABOUT FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $895.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Porter.


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.