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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*

Edward Burrier


Total cost of 7 trips: $17,052.34


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Royce

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: VISIT WALL STREET FINANCIAL ARMS, AND VISIT NASDAQ FACILITIES, AS WELL AS LEARN ABOUT SECURITIES MARKET ISSUES
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,041.60
source

Destination: PASADENA, CA-LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: EXPLORE ROLE OF PUBLIC POWER IN CA ELECTRICITY CRISIS
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,656.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: EXPLORE THE ENERGY FUTURES MARKET IN RESPECT TO CA ENERGY CRISIS
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $396.00
source

Destination: U.S.A TO SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH U.S. OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE, AMBASSADOR, ETC MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE SUIT ON FTA
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $3,777.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO YEREVAN, ARMENIA-INCLUDED DAY TRIP TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF USAID DOLLARS, DISCUSS POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,594.28
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO TBILISI, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: EVALUATION OF US-GEORGIA RELATIONSHIP, REGIONAL SECURITY, US ASSISTANCE TO GEORGIA, EVALUATION OF GEORGIA'S TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY, AND US INVESTMENT IN GEORGIA
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.44
source

Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Sponsor: World Wildlife Fund
Purpose: EXPLORE US SPONSORED CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN KENYA - PROJECTS SPONSORED BY WORLD WILDLIFE FUND AND USAID. EXPLORE REGIONAL SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS IN EAST AFRICA. STUDY EFFECTS OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT'S TRAVEL WARNING ON KENYA.
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Edward Burrier.


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