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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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  • 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

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Trips by*

John Buckley


Total cost of 16 trips: $17,367.55


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Rangel

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose:
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,350.00
source

Destination: W. PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Mar 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,425.00
source

Destination: SPRINGFIELD, MASS
Sponsor: Western New England College
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL TAX INSTITUTE
Date: Dec 8, 2000
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Financial Executives Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 9, 2001
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Law Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $980.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: MIDYEAR MEETING - PANEL
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF CPAS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $537.55
source

Destination: NAPLES FLA.
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL
Date: Mar 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: RHODE ISLAND
Sponsor: NY STATE BAR ASSN
Purpose: SUMMER MEETING OF TAX SECTION OF NY STATE BAR ASSN
Date: Jul 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,033.50
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,267.00
source

Destination: ALL DAY SEMINAR ON 12/6/03
Sponsor: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $817.50
source

Destination: ARM HARBOR
Sponsor: University of Michigan
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TAXATION OF FINANCING PRODUCT
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: GIFT PLANNING GROUP OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK & FINANCIAL PLANNING ASSN. OF NORTHEASTERN N.Y.
Purpose: PRESENTATION AT ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL
Date: May 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $419.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE HOUSING FINANCE AGENCIES
Purpose: SPEECH AND ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $295.00
source

Destination: TRIP TO BOSTON FOR CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,043.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Buckley.


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