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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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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*

Christopher Rosello


Total cost of 8 trips: $6,626.49


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Mccarthy

Destination: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Americans For Gun Safety Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO GUN SHOW IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $374.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY-WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE VISIT AND BRIEFING
Sponsor: GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK AND BUILDING TRADES EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK.
Purpose: BRIEFING ABOUT LIABILITY EXPOSURE OF CONTRACTORS DOING RECOVERY AT WTC SITE AND SITE VISIT.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $384.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,082.14
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: HEALTHCARE AND MEDICINE REFORM
Date: May 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $497.72
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination:
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: BRIEFING ON PREDATORY LENDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bear Wagner Specialists LLC
Purpose: DISCUSS THE ROLE OF SPECIALISTS IN TRADING SECURITIES AND VIEW SPECIALISTS ON THE FLOOR OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $749.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: International Securities Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS ELECTRONIC TRADING, THE USE OF EQUITY AND INDEX OPTIONS, OPERATION OF A SECURITIES EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $875.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: DISCUSS IMPACT OF PROPOSED SEC REGULATION NMS
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $849.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christopher Rosello.


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