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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

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Trips by*

Anna Sagely


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,524.80


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Coble

Destination: RALEIGH, NC
Sponsor: Progress Energy
Purpose: TOUR COAL AND NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $587.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE CABLE INDUSTRY AND MEET WITH CABLE REPRESENTATIVE
Date: Jun 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,127.87
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: COPYRIGHT PROTECTION CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,897.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: ALCATEL,ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY,AT&T CABLE & WIRELESS, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS,MICROSOFT,MP3.COM,PEGASAS COMMUNICATION SAIC,VERISIGN,WINSTAR COMMUNICATIONS,XO COMMUNICATIONS
Purpose: 3RD ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $616.03
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE (NEI); YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT OFFICE
Purpose: TOUR YUCCA MOUNTAIN NUCLEAR WASTE FACILITY
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $884.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: DENDREON CORPORATION, TARGETED GENETICS, IMMUNEX
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,779.87
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO DISCUSS DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $751.50
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF UNIVERSAL SERVICE
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $649.23
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AND OBSERVE FIRSTHAND THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND DISCUSS THE LEGISLATIVE POLICIES THAT MAY IMPACT THIS MARKET.
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,944.80
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: THE UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AND BETTER UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES AFFECTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Sponsor: Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE COMPLETION OF THE I-73/74 CORRIDOR
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,305.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Anna Sagely.


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