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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.
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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.
  • 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

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*

Linda Rich


Total cost of 9 trips: $6,099.04


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Bliley

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: MEET WITH INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS LEGISLATION REQUESTING TRANSPARENCY IN THE BOND MARKET
Date: Jan 27, 1999
Expense: $431.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK NY
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: SEMINAR REGARDING ISSUES RELATING TO MORTGAGE FINANCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $349.95
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,712.50
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFING BY INSTINET ON SEC'S MARKET ISSUES
Date: Jun 29, 2001
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SECURITIES REGULATION
Date: Jan 22, 2003
Expense: $550.19
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS FORUM
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT MUTUAL FUND LEGISLATION
Date: Sep 22, 2003
Expense: $548.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-NYC
Sponsor: PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT HR 2420 AND MUTUAL FUND LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS
Date: Jan 7, 2004
Expense: $576.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: University of Mississippi
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT HR 2420
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $442.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL ABOUT HR 2420 AND OTHER LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS
Date: Mar 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,137.70
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Linda Rich.


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