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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

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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

    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*

Gregg Richard


Total cost of 13 trips: $16,255.17


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Crapo

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AMERICA'S COMMUNITY BANKERS PANEL ON REGULATORY & LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,422.69
source

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO TOUR THE COOPERATIVE TERRITORY ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS TO GAIN A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, THE TERRITORY AND CUSTOMERS THEY SERVE, AND THE FINANCIAL AND COMMODITY MARKETS THEY PARTICIPATE IN
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION'S LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LLAC) CONGRESSIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES/BANKING COMMITTEE STAFF PANEL
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,844.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,204.66
source

Destination: BOISE, IDAHO
Sponsor: Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE COMPASS BOARD MEETING ABOUT THE STATUS AND IMPACT OF THE TRANSPORTATION BILL, S. 1072
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $186.52
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Bankers' Association of Finance & Trade
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING ON "MOBILIZING FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT"
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $801.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Pat Toomey

Destination: TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT & NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO VISIT THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET FACILITIES
Date: Jan 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO WALL STREET ON SECURITIES ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: THE BOEING CO., MICROSOFT CORP., & WASHINGTON MUTUAL
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,978.83
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Nov 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,601.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MTN, NEVADA, THE PROPOSED SITE FOR THE NATION'S USED NUCLEAR FUEL REPOSITORY
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,089.50
source

Destination: HARRISBURG, PA
Sponsor: PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY BANKERS
Purpose: PARTICIPATING ON A LEGISLATIVE PANEL AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $261.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: CONFERENCE & TOUR OF CITI CARDS PROCESSING SITE.
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,399.86
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gregg Richard.


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