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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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    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

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*

Darin Schroeder


Total cost of 5 trips: $9,952.40


Trips traveled under the office of Ron Kind

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DENVER, CO TO GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO TO PARACHUTE, CO TO MOAG, UT TO PRICE, UT TO HUNTINGTON, UT TO SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: INTERSTATE OIL AND GAS COMPACT COMMISSION (IOGCC), UTAH DNR, COLORADO OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF INCREASING DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF OIL AND NATURAL GAS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT COMPROMISING ENV. VALUES
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,060.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Domestic Petroleum Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION METHODS
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,273.21
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C TO PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, US PIRG, SIERRA CLUB, NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR TO SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MANASSAS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $715.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN NV LAS VEGAS, AV
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF DOE'S YUCCA MOUNTAIN FACILITY
Date: May 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,549.19
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO TAIPEI, ROC TO KAOHSIUNG, ROC TO TAIPEI, ROC TO HONG KONG, PROC TO TAIPEI, ROC TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: May 28, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $5,355.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Darin Schroeder.


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