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The Amidon Planet podcast is all about learning how to teach better. Each episode, Joel Amidon, PhD, will explore ideas from books, interviews, other podcasts, etc. and apply those ideas to teaching better. The ultimate goal being to lead people to love others through teaching.

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The Amidon Planet podcast is all about learning how to teach better. Each episode, Joel Amidon, PhD, will explore ideas from books, interviews, other podcasts, etc. and apply those ideas to teaching better. The ultimate goal being to lead people to love others through teaching.

Language:

English


Episodes

E105: Let’em Teach! Small Group Teaching Toward Desired Practices with Jazmine Smith, Maddy Robbins, Evie Bledsoe, and Jamya Benson

1/25/2024
Learning to teach better with University of Mississippi preservice teachers, Jazmine Smith, Maddy Robbins, Evie Bledsoe, and Jamya Benson as we discuss our session, Let’em Teach! Small Group Teaching Toward Desired Practices, at the annual conference of the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Show notes for the episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode105

Duration:00:50:46

E104: Rob Harvilla Returns! Talking about his NEW book "60 Songs That Explain the '90s" and the lessons learned

1/11/2024
Learning to teach better with Rob Harvilla, The Ringer senior staff writer and music critic, as we discuss his new book, 60 Songs that Explain the 90’s, and the end run of the podcast, 60 Songs that Explain the 90’s. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode104/.

Duration:00:50:46

E103: Christmas Edition - Love is a Teacher with Megan Clark

12/21/2023
Learning to teach better with Megan Clark, Family Pastor at The Orchard in Oxford, MS, as we discuss the idea that 'Love is a Teacher' during this Christmas Edition of the podcast. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode103

Duration:00:54:57

E102: The Long Haul: An Autobiography by Myles Horton with Noah Amidon

12/7/2023
Learning to teach better with Noah Amidon, as we discuss one of my favorite books, The Long Haul: an Autobiography by Myles Horton. Myles Horton was the founder of the Highlander Folk School and one of the key players in fueling the Labor Movement and the Civil Rights movement with the goal of loving others by helping them help their communities. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode102

Duration:01:02:53

E101: Thankful for the Ericas - A Delightful Conversation about Friendship, Dance, and Teaching with Erica Halverson and Erica Litke

11/23/2023
Learning to teach better through a rolling conversation with Dr. Erica Halverson, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Dr. Erica Litke, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Delaware, as we discuss their friendship, their roles as teachers and teacher educators, and the influence of their participation in the National Dance Institute on their teaching. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode101

Duration:01:11:55

Celebrating Rob Harvilla's book, 60 Songs that Explain the 90's

11/16/2023
Learning to teach better by celebrating the release of Rob Harvilla's book, 60 Songs that Explain the 90's. Check out Rob's Book, 60 Songs that Explain the 90's Listen to Rob on E071 of Amidon Planet Listen to 60 Songs that Explain the 90's on Spotify

Duration:00:10:12

E100: Traveling the Road to Better Teaching with Kelsey Vosters

11/9/2023
Learning to teach better with Kelsey Vosters as she shares a story of her development as a teacher on the Road to Better Teaching podcast.

Duration:00:54:04

E099: John Mark Comer's The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry with Alex Crosby

10/26/2023
Learning to teach better with Alex Crosby, Discipleship Pastor at The Orchard in Oxford, MS, as we discuss John Mark Comer’s book, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. Show notes for this episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode99/

Duration:01:06:42

E098: Are We Preparing Agents of Change or Instruments of Inequity? Teaching Toward Antiracist Mathematics Teacher Education with Anne Marie Marshall and Rebecca Smith

10/12/2023
Learning to teach better by considering what it means to teach toward antiracist mathematics teacher education. In this episode, Joel is joined by Dr. Anne Marie Marshall and Dr. Rebecca Smith as they share a recent publication in Mathematics Teacher Educator, Are We Preparing Agents of Change or Instruments of Inequity? Teaching Toward Antiracist Mathematics Teacher Education, and the lessons learned in in starting the project, refining the module, refining the module, and FINALLY getting the paper published. Show notes for this episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode98/

Duration:01:17:03

E097: Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit with Gary Williams

9/28/2023
Learning to teach better with Dr. Gary Williams as we discuss Charles Duhigg's book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Show notes can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode97/

Duration:01:11:21

E096: The Path to Professor with Dorothy White

9/7/2023
Learning to teach better with Dr. Dorothy White, Professor of Mathematics Education, from the University of Georgia, as we discuss our respective paths to becoming full professors at our institutions of higher learning. This all in an effort to consider our roles and responsibilities in supporting others in learning how to teach better. Show notes for the episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode96/.

Duration:01:09:16

E095: Counseling Youth with Rick Balkin, Amanda Winburn, Erika Schmit, and Samantha Marie Mendoza

7/6/2023
Learning to teach better with Rick Balkin, Amanda Winburn, Erika Schmit, and Samantha Marie Mendoza as we discuss their book, Counseling Youth: Systemic Issues and Interventions. Show notes for the episode csn be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode95/.

Duration:01:03:22

E094: Best Practice Teaching from Best Practice Speaking - Lessons From Speech & Debate with Noah Amidon

6/22/2023
Learning to teach better with national debate runner-up and Amidon Planet resident, Noah Amidon, as we discuss lessons learned for better teaching from 3 years of practice, competition, and judging in the world of speech and debate, all culminating with the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand National Tournament and the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament. Show notes for the episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode94/.

Duration:00:54:53

E093: NCSM’s Learning with Leaders - We Are ALL Math People with Katey Arrington and Brian Buckhalter

5/25/2023
Learning to teach better with Katey Arrington, NCSM President-Elect, and Brian Buckhalter, NCSM Awards Chairman, as we replay an episode of the NCSM Learning with Leaders podcast where I, Joel Amidon, was the guest and talked about "Teaching Mathematics as Agape". This episode is part of the We’re ALL Math People series, where co-hosts Brian and Katey talk to leaders in mathematics education about their inspiration, perceptions, and insights about instructional decisions that make mathematics welcoming and engaging to a broad audience. Head to amidonplanet.com/episode93 for the show notes.

Duration:00:34:55

E092: Tales from a Bicycle Seat with George Maurer

5/11/2023
Learning to teach better with performer, composer, multimedia artist, adventure bicyclist, and storyteller, George Maurer, as he shares lessons learned from his experiences on the piano bench, on the bicycle seat, and teaching kids about embracing the unknown through his Tales from the Bicycle Seat virtual and in-person presentations. Show notes for the episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode92/.

Duration:01:15:39

E091: Rethinking Off-Task Activity and Humanizing the Math Classroom with Jennifer Osuna

4/27/2023
Learning to teach better with Dr. Jennifer Osuna, Associate Professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, as we discuss her article, Exploring the Role of Off-Task Activity on Students’ Collaborative Dynamics, from the Journal of Educational Psychology. Show notes for the episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode91/.

Duration:00:49:24

E090: Teaching, Technology, & Hope with Andy Weir

4/13/2023
Learning to teach better with Andy Weir, the New York Times best-selling author of The Martian, Project Hail Mary, and Artemis. Show notes for the episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode90/

Duration:01:03:55

E089: Talking to my Mentor (Joe Dye) about Talking to Strangers (Malcom Gladwell's Book)

3/16/2023
Learning to teach better with Joe Dye as we discuss Malcolm Gladwell's book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know. Show notes for the episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode89

Duration:00:59:23

E088: Robert Iger’s Ride of a Lifetime with Gary Williams

3/2/2023
Learning to teach better with Dr. Gary Williams as we discuss Robert Iger's book, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company. Show notes can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode88/

Duration:01:10:20

E087: If You Really Want To Help with Kurt Kandler

2/16/2023
Learning to teach better with Kurt Kandler, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The 410 Bridge, which is a Christ-centered, community-initiated development organization. In the episode, we discuss Kurt's new book, If You Really Want To Help: Redefining the War on Poverty. For this episode's show notes head to amidonplanet.com/episode87

Duration:01:00:43