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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.
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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Huma Abedin


Total cost of 29 trips: $49,870.97


Trips traveled under the office of Hillary Clinton

Destination: WHITE OAK, JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR TO RETREAT
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,227.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR TO SPEECH
Date: Aug 8, 2001
Expense: $2,081.00
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY, BINGHAMTON, NY TO DULLES
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: OFFICIAL TRAVEL WITH SENATOR CLINTON
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,031.25
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO ROCHESTER TO LAGUARDIA
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Feb 21, 2002
Expense: $1,117.50
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose:
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,875.76
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,022.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Carpenters Union
Purpose: ASSISTING SENATOR DURING SPEECH TO CONVENTION
Date: Oct 5, 2002
Expense: $2,722.50
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SENATOR TO OFFICIAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 11, 2002
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: PENN YAN, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: New York Wine & Grape Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRAVEL
Date: Oct 15, 2002
Expense: $1,061.50
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: ASSIST SENATOR DURING MSNBC TV APPEARANCE
Date: Nov 20, 2002
Expense: $216.50
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Betty Ford Center
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $325.00
source

Destination: WELLESLEY, MA
Sponsor: Wellesley College
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2003
Expense: $1,168.75
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: Tata Consultency Services
Purpose: COMPANY VISIT
Date: Mar 10, 2003
Expense: $778.50
source

Destination: SOUTHINGTON, CT
Sponsor: Connecticut Democratic Party
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: CORNING, NY
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Expense: $1,366.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-BINGHAMPTON, NY-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 30, 2004
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY
Sponsor: NEW JOBS NEW YORK
Purpose: CONFERENCE AND SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2004
Expense: $1,654.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 28, 2004
Expense: $204.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: infoUSA.com Inc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,083.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA TO ALBANY, NY TO TELERBORO, NJ
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Tufts University
Purpose: LECTURE
Date: Nov 10, 2004
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS AND DINNER FOR WJC PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
Date: Nov 12, 2004
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK AR
Sponsor: William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Purpose: OPENING OF PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
Date: Nov 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,636.00
source

Destination: BINGHAMTON
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: German Media Prize
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $11,120.00
source

Destination: PAKISTAN-NEW DELHI INDIA-WHITE PLAINS, NY
Sponsor: INDIA TODAY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,093.00
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY TO BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: NEW JOBS NEW YORK
Purpose: CONFERENCE AND SPEECH
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $437.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Agnes Scott College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $272.00
source

Destination: WHITE PLAINS, NY-BOSTON
Sponsor: Feinberg Foundation
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Expense: $468.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Huma Abedin.


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