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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  • E073: IDEAL Fellows as Love in Action with Jeremiah Sims

    May 19th, 2022  |  54 mins 39 secs
    antiracism, community college, diversity, equity, impact framework, inclusion, leadership, policy

    Learning to teach better with Dr. Jeremiah Sims, of Rooted in Love, as we discuss his work with Initiative for Diversity, Equity, Antiracism and Leadership (IDEAL) Fellows and how they are equipped to identify and research campus policies that are disproportionately negatively impacting marginalized student groups using the IMPACT Framework.

  • E072: The Model Minority Myth with Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn 

    May 12th, 2022  |  46 mins 14 secs
    access, antiracist, asian americans, inclusion, solidarity

    Learning to teach better with educator, speaker and professional learning facilitator, Dr. Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn, as we discuss her article from Learning for Justice, "What is the Model Minority Myth?"

  • E071: Rob Harvilla and 60 Songs that Explain the 90's

    May 5th, 2022  |  54 mins 5 secs
    music, rob harvilla, songs, the 90's

    Learning to teach better with Rob Harvilla, The Ringer senior staff writer and music critic, as we discuss his podcast, 60 Songs that Explain the 90's. We dive into how he structures the podcast, how it has evolved over 60 episodes, and whether or not he considers himself a teacher of the 90's.

  • E070: Easter Edition - Lessons from a Feast with Joey Bates

    April 14th, 2022  |  41 mins 1 sec
    easter, facilitating, gospel, jesus, mark, teaching

    Learning to teach better by examining the story of "Jesus feeds 5000" from Mark 6:30-44, with Joey Bates, Next Generation Pastor from The Orchard Oxford in Oxford, MS.

  • E069: Lessons from Teaching, Writing, and Leading in Math Education with Johnny Lott

    March 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    curriculum, mathematics, mathematics education, mathematics teaching, nctm, writing

    Learning to teach better with Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Montana, Johnny Lott, as he discusses lessons learned through his vast amount of experience teaching, writing, and leading.

  • E068: Matthew Mifflin Helps Extract More Lessons on Good Teaching from the Broken Record Podcast with Robert Plant and Rick Rubin

    March 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 12 secs
    blues, good teaching, music, rick rubin, robert plant

    Learning to teach better by presenting to Matthew Mifflin ( Phrygian Frog Music Professionals (BMI) and Phrygian Frog Records, Artist and Songwriter) lessons on good teaching extracted from an episode of the Broken Record Podcast featuring Robert Plant and Rick Rubin.

  • E067: Teaching with Puzzles with Jeffrey Wanko

    March 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    engagement, logical thinking, puzzles, student engagement

    Learning to teach better with Dr. Jeffrey Wanko, mathematics teacher educator and puzzle creator, as we explore puzzles and how to use them with students to develop logical thinking, creativity, risk taking, and agency.

  • E066: Love as Praxis with Jeremiah Sims

    February 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    antiracist, love, praxis

    Learning to teach better with Dr. Jeremiah Sims, of Rooted in Love, as we discuss 'love as praxis' through his work with the IMPACT Equity Evaluation, antiracist growth mindset, and IDEAL Fellows.

  • Welcome to Amidon Planet!

    January 26th, 2022  |  2 mins 33 secs

    An overview of past episodes of the Amidon Planet Podcast, a review of the purpose of the Amidon Planet Podcast, and a preview of what is to come!

  • E065: Sharing Golden Nuggets and Wrapping Up 2021 with Kayla Luke

    December 30th, 2021  |  59 mins 28 secs
    2021, new year, reflecting

    Learning to teach better by reflecting on 2021 with Kayla Luke and discussing my journal article from the Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 journal, "Sharing the Golden Nuggets".

  • E064: Christmas Edition with Joey Bates

    December 23rd, 2021  |  39 mins 20 secs
    called, calling, christmas, gospel

    Learning to teach better with Joey Bates as we reflect on his recent Christmas message from the Thrill of Hope sermon series at The Orchard Oxford.

  • E063: Nancy Bartelt, the Enneagram, and Improving our Skill at Self Care

    December 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 24 mins
    enneagram, mental health, nancy bartelt, self care

    Learning to teach better with Nancy Bartelt as we discuss the enneagram, self care, and recognizing when and how to do the work of self care. Nancy shares her own lessons on self care that are available in a downloadable workbook.