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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.

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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

    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*

Andrew Shore


Total cost of 11 trips: $12,729.66


Trips traveled under the office of Philip Crane

Destination:
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,139.00
source

Destination: PANEL DISCUSSIONS EACH DAY
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $842.22
source


Trips traveled under the office of Deborah Pryce

Destination: ST. MICHELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,792.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: DISCUSSION WITH HSE. REPUBLICAN LDRSHIP REGARDING UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR YEAR
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $407.94
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: "CONGRESS OF TOMORROW 2004" BICAMERAL REPUBLICAN RETREAT TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL REPUBLICAN CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL REPUBLICAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,862.50
source

Destination: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR-GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA-ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENT LEADERS, US EMPOSSING, LOCAL BUSINESS TO DISCUSS THE CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Shore.


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