WSQX Radio | Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 10:00am
WSKG Radio | Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:00pm
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 theyâ€™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.
Produced by American RadioWorks, the national documentary unit of American Public Media.