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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

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    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*

David Torian


Total cost of 9 trips: $14,454.15


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Mcnulty

Destination: PALO ALTO: SAN FRANCISCO CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose:
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,453.90
source

Destination: ONE NIGHT IN SF, THREE NIGHTS IN PALO ALTO, TURING HI-TECH CO
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: MEETINGS: DISCUSSIONS W/ TAX DIRECTORS: CFOS OF HIGH TECH CO
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,096.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: MEET W/ HOSPITAL & MEDIC EDUCATION OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS AND WITNESS MEDIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $572.28
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: MEET & DISCUSS US TRADE LAWS W/ WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Destination: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: MEET AND WORK W/OTHER CHIEFS OF STAFF ON TOPICS IN A BIPARTISAN BASIS
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: SF
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: MEETINGS OF SENIOR COUNCIL STAFF AND CEOS AND CFOS OF SILICON VALLEY INDUSTRIES TO DISCUSS TAX AND TRADE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,469.45
source

Destination: NYC TO TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM TO TEL AVIV TO NYC
Sponsor: JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL AND UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO ISRAEL FOR CHIEFS OF STAFF, NEW YORK CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Date: Jan 3, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,488.00
source

Destination: MANHATTAN, LGA
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE (NYSE)
Purpose: FOR NEW YORK STATE CHIEFS OF STAFF TO ATTEND BRIEFINGS REGARDING PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF NEW YORK'S ECONOMY
Date: Oct 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $802.90
source

Destination: SF
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE SENIOR STAFF TO THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRY AND TO DISCUSS VARIOUS TAX & TRADE ISSUES RELEVANT TO ISSUES
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,198.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Torian.


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