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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.

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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*

Joshua Saltzman


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,821.09


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Royce

Destination: 17TH CONNECTICUT; 18TH-NYC
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO MARKET FACILITIES & MARKET SITE.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: DAY TOUR OF NYSE AND MEETING WITH OFFICIALS
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO TOUR THE NYSE AND DISCUSS ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO CAPITAL MARKETS
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $877.15
source

Destination: MET WITH AMERICAN ACAD. OF ACTUARIES AND NY STATE INSURANCE COMM.
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT TERRORISM INSURANCE, OPTIONAL FEDERAL CHARTER, & C.
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Sessions

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OTHER ISSUES FACING THE HEALTH CARE FIELD
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,254.21
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON COMMUNITY BANKING ISSUES, GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ENTERPRISES AN OTHER LEGISLATION AFFECTING COMMUNITY BANKS
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,410.21
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES MARKET STRUCTURE AND OTHER REGULATORY ISSUES FACING SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $803.56
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INSTINET GROUP STAFF REGARDING POLICY INITIATIVES RELATED TO SECURITIES TRADING IN AN ELECTRONIC MARKETPLACE AND TO VIEW HOW THESE TRADES ARE EXECUTED
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $785.54
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: TO STUDY POLICY AND TRADE ISSUES RELATED TO THE CARIBBEAN REGION AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THIS REGION AND THE UNITED STATES
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Joshua Saltzman.


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