About the show

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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Episodes

  • E056: Resilient Teaching with Josh Eyler

    October 21st, 2021  |  43 mins 16 secs
    higher education, teaching

    Learning to teach better with Josh Eyler as we discuss Resilient Teaching, or instruction that is resistant to disruption (especially during a global pandemic).

  • E055: Mental Health Check-In with Pat Ward

    October 14th, 2021  |  52 mins

    Learning to teach better by staying mentally fit and learning about mental health issues and topics with Pat Ward of Pat Ward Counseling.

  • E054: How to Better Share Good Teaching with Jen Wolfe and Crystal Kalinec-Craig

    October 7th, 2021  |  59 mins 22 secs

    Learning how to better share good teaching with friends and colleagues, Jen Wolfe and Crystal Kalinec-Craig.

  • E053: Unpacking The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle with Earl Bell

    September 30th, 2021  |  44 mins 17 secs

    Learning to teach better by discussing the featured book, The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle, with Earl Bell

  • E052: Another Podcast and Teaching Math at a Distance Book Club

    August 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Learning how to teach better by documenting mile markers on the road to better teaching. Also a replay of the culminating experience of the Teaching Math Teaching Podcast Teaching Math at a Distance: Grades K-12, A Practical Guide to Rich Remote Instruction Book Club with Theresa Wills.

  • The Transition Years: A Discussion with Dr. John Staley

    August 20th, 2021  |  36 mins 29 secs

    The Transition Years focuses on the complexity and importance of the transition years, the last two years of high school and the first two years of postsecondary education, on the mathematics experiences of students. Listen in as Joel Amidon and Dr. John Staley provide an overview of the transition years, key topics and issues to consider around the transition years, and to preview upcoming programming aimed to equip mathematics education leaders to be local change agents to improve the mathematics experiences and outcomes for all students.

  • E051: Thirst by Scott Harrison and Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom Book Club

    August 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Learning to teach better by examining the the featured book, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World by Scott Harrison. Also a replay of the culminating episode of the Teaching Math Teaching Podcast Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom: Creating and Sustaining Productive Learning Environments by Cathery Yeh, Mark Ellis, and Carolee Koehn Hurtado from December of 2020.

  • E050: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Bob Moses with Dr. Aris Winger

    August 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Learning to teach better by celebrating the life and legacy of Bob Moses, with Dr. Aris Winger, as we discuss his book, Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project.

  • E049: Ted Lasso, Bucks Championship, and High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, & Respond to Social Injustice Book Club

    July 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Learning to teach better by examining the TV show, Ted Lasso, and the Bucks NBA Championship. Also a replay of the culminating episode of the Teaching Math Teaching Podcast High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, & Respond to Social Injustice Book Club from July of 2020.

  • E048: The Secret of Teaching from the Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons and Rough Draft Math Book Club

    July 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Learning to teach better by examining the Secret of Basketball from The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy by Bill Simmons. Also a replay of the culminating episode of the Teaching Math Teaching Podcast Rough Draft Math Book Club from June of 2020.

  • E047: A Brief Discussion on Equity in Math Education with Dr. Natalie Hobson

    June 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Learning to teach better with Dr. Natalie Hobson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Sonoma State University, as we discuss publications and a presentation that we created on "Getting Started with Equity in Mathematics Education."

  • E046: Teaching Weeders to be Leaders with Jeff McManus

    June 10th, 2021  |  50 mins 53 secs

    Learning to teach better by discussing the featured book, Growing Weeders into Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Ground Level, with the author, University of Mississippi Director of Landscape Services, Jeff McManus.