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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

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Trips by*

Kate Scheeler


Total cost of 9 trips: $7,212.85


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Schumer

Destination: New York City, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: briefing of Nasdaq's "supermontage" securities trading platform
Date: Jan 10, 2000
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: MEETING CANCELLED SUBSEQUENT TO TRAINED-MEETING WITH CHASE, CITIGRAPH OFFICIALS REGARDING MONEY LAUNDERING
Date: Feb 14, 2000
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: MEETING WITH OFFICIALS OF CHASE MANHATTAN, CITIGRAPH, JPMAYA REGARDING MONEY LAUNDERING
Date: Mar 13, 2000
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON SECURITIES ISSUES
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: GERMANY-BERLIN, DRESDEN, MEIBEN
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT STATE, LOCAL, FEDERAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TO EXAMINE INSTINET TRADING TECHNOLOGIES RELEVANT TO UNDERSTANDING THROUGH COMMUNICATION NETWORK
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSN. AT WHICH I WILL SPEAK ON A PANEL REGARDING THE LEGISLATIVE SECURITIES AGENDA OF THE BANKING COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $875.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING BY FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF ATLANTA FROM STRUCTURE AND PURPOSE OF FHLB, REGULATORY REFORM OF GSES, DEPOSIT INSURANCE REFORM
Date: Jun 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: UBS AG Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TRIP REGARDING FIRM'S BUSINESS PRACTICES; DERIVATIVES, MUNICIPAL SECURITIES, INSURANCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $797.85
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kate Scheeler.


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