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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 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 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

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    "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
  • 08.27.15

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Adam Tsao


Total cost of 11 trips: $24,126.18


Trips traveled under the office of Bud Shuster

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND FL
Sponsor: Airports Council International
Purpose: PARTICIPATE - WINTER MEETINGS
Date: Jan 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $737.00
source

Destination: KAUAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON AAAE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,585.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL AVIATION
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,940.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 4TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,057.74
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY SEMINAR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $922.00
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE; BRUSSELS, BELGIUM; PARIS, FRANCE.
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: AVIATION AND TRADE-RELATED FACT-FINDING TRIP.
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $5,379.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: Air Transport Association of America
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WINTER CMTE MEETINGS
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: LIHUA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL AAAE AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,878.94
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Business Aviation Association Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL NRAA CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW - SPEAKER
Date: Oct 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,650.70
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,916.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Adam Tsao.


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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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.