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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

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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*

Matthew Strawn


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,095.63


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Rogers

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS -- MET WITH EMPLOYEES AND MANAGEMENT
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ENERGY/COMMODITY TRADING PRACTICES
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,998.42
source

Destination: MEETINGS AT CHICAGO BO OF TRADE, CBOE, CHICAGO MERC, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATION ON COMMODITIES/FUTURES/OPTIONS MARKETS
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,252.33
source

Destination: MEETINGS AT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE ON 3-22-02
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT STOCK EXCHANGE PRACTICES; REGULATORY COMPLIANCE; AND MARKET DATA ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $888.27
source

Destination: BUSINESS & ECONOMIC SUMMITT; ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES IN 108TH CONGRESS
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FINANCIAL SERVICES & GENERAL BUSINESS ISSUES FOCUS, 108TH CONG.
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,365.06
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT, WHICH INCLUDED EDUCATIONAL PANELS ON OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND LEGISLATIVE ISSUES UPDATES
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: BERLIN-HEIDELBERG-STUGGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, WAR ON TERRORISM, GLOBAL ECONOMICS AND DOMESTIC POLICIES IN EU
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,855.99
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $563.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Vivendi Universal
Purpose: STAFFED CONG. ROGERS DURING HIS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT WITH EMPLOYEES OF UMG
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $712.56
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Matthew Strawn.


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