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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.

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*

Warren Tryon


Total cost of 31 trips: $47,426.88


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STUDY COMPETITION IN TELECOMMUNICATION MARKET PLACE
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,479.11
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Food Marketing Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ELECTRONICS PAYMENTS
Date: Feb 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $762.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: MORTGAGE INSURANCE DISCUSSION CONFERENCE ON HOUSING ISSUES
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,185.33
source

Destination: ELLE, NEVADA, MARENOI, ARIZONA, PROVO, UTAH
Sponsor: TOLD INSTITUTE AND NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION
Purpose:
Date: May 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,020.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY-INSTINCT BRIEFING
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFING ON SECURITIES ISSUES AND ECNS
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $667.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOM ISSUES BRIEFING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,052.78
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: CONVENTION FOR ACB ON BANKING ISSUES
Date: Nov 3, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,247.00
source

Destination: TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose:
Date: Feb 1, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,320.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: ISSUES BRIEFING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,508.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TELECOM
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $690.00
source

Destination: THE LAKE, NEVADA
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: TOUR OF CREDIT CARD CENTER AND BRIEFING ON CREDIT CARDS
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,480.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: CREDIT
Purpose: MORTGAGE BACK SECURITIES BRIEFINGS
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $664.85
source

Destination: RICHMOND VIRGINIA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: UNIVERSAL SERVICES FORUM AND DISCUSSION
Date: Jul 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $615.64
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO SEE NEW DEPLOYMENT OF CABLE TELEPHONY AND PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSION OF VOICE OVER CABLE
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.52
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: BRIEFING ON COMPANY ISSUES AND PRODUCT
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,569.51
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: VISIT HEADQUARTERS FOR SECURITIES ISSUES AND BRIEFINGS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON REAL ESTATE ISSUES
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,693.14
source

Destination: MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON SECURITIES ISSUES
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: DC TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: TOUR CLEAR CHANNEL FACILITIES AND BRIEFINGS ON TELECOMMUNICATION ISSUES
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,395.16
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO ZURICH AND BERN SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND TO MEET SWITS GOV'T OFFICIALS.
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $5,461.79
source

Destination: DC
Sponsor: SEATTLE HOME LOAN BANK & COUNCIL OF LOANS HOME LOAN BANKS
Purpose: HOME LOAN BANK CONFERENCE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $954.75
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: REAL ESTATE SERVICES PROVIDERS COUNCIL
Purpose: SPEECH ON REAL ESTATE ISSUES AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
Date: Oct 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.72
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: VISIT THE PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $650.24
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON UPCOMING ISSUES IN 108TH CONGRESS INCLUDING, HOUSING AND TRADE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,841.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SARASOTA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE ON BROADBAND AND TELEPHONE W/ VOICE OVER IP ISSUES
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,463.31
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: ATTEND A GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CONFERENCE ON PAUL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL ISSUES
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,756.58
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American International Automobile Dealers Association
Purpose: AUTO SHOW CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK CITY
Date: Mar 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $680.00
source

Destination: DC DULLES TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS-POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,713.65
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA TO FT. LAUDERDALE, FL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAKER ON FINANCIAL SERVICES ISSUES AT THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN FLORIDA
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,183.73
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: BROADCASTERS CONFERENCE AND SPEAKER AT GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE PANEL
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.92
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: INSURANCE CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR A LIFE INSURABLE ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,316.97
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Warren Tryon.


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