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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*

David Schaffer


Total cost of 9 trips: $10,392.87


Trips traveled under the office of Bud Shuster

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Helicopter Association International
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Air Transport Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN ATA CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,485.49
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PITTSBURG, PA
Sponsor: PITTSBURGH AIRPORT AUTHORITY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE AT THE PITTSBURG AIRPORT
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $884.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: AR
Sponsor: Airports Council International
Purpose: GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MEETING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $918.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Airports Council International
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE LEGAL AFFAIRS FORUM OF ACI
Date: Mar 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $369.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: Helicopter Association International
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE FORUM
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $470.00
source

Destination: KONA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AIRPORT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,185.00
source

Destination: TAMPA
Sponsor: Airports Council International
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ACI'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Sep 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $448.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: National Business Aviation Association Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NBAA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $683.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Schaffer.


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