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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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    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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  • 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*

Robert Stien


Total cost of 19 trips: $32,295.91


Trips traveled under the office of Lee Terry

Destination:
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Oct 24, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $945.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TOURISM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $243.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO GAIN INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEWEST WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND HOW
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,849.02
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND CURRENT VIEWS AND SITUATIONS REGARDING BROADBAND
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,661.92
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION & RELATED ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE CURRENT STATE OF TELECOM
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE MARKETPLACE POST TRIENNICAL REVIEW
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT TRENDS OF THE INDUSTRY IN AN EFFORT TO BE MORE INFORMED OF HOW CURRENT AND POTENTIAL LAWS AFFECT AND WILL AFFECT THE ROLL-OUT OF HDTV
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,261.98
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: ALASKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION-MATANUSKA TELEPHONE ASSOC., TELALASKA INC., ARTIC SLOPE TELEPHONE ASSOC., OTZ TELEPHONE CO-OP, NUSHAGAK CO-OP, AND CORDOVA TELEPHONE CO-OP
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND WHAT CAN BE DONE TRHROUGH TELECOMMUNICAITONS TO PROVIDE AN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION IN RURAL AMERICA, AND TO UNDERSTNAD THE NEEDS WITH REGARDS TO USF, OF SMALL RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,515.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO EXPLORE THE DRAMITC CHANGES IN THE WAY AMERICANS COMMUNICATE TODAY BY FEATURING A FULL DISPLAY OF THE CAPABILITIES IN VOICE, DATA, AND VIDEO
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,197.73
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FOR A SERIES OF IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES TO ADDRESS CABLE OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING ISSUES
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,587.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: IN ORDER TO GET A HANDS ON EXPERIENCE WITH KEY TECHNOLOGIES EFFECTING OUR DISTRICT AND DAILY WORK
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL THAT DISCUSSED CURRENT LEGISLATION REGARDING THE ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $654.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CABLE CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,434.13
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO LEARN AND DISCUSS ISSUES DEALING WITH THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY. ALSO, UNDERSTANDING HOW AMENDMENTS TO THE TELECOMM ACT WILL EFFECT THE DTV TRANSITION, USE AND SERVICES OFFERED BY IP
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,027.55
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,194.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRIES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,120.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Stien.


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