Episode Archive

108 episodes of Amidon Planet since the first episode, which aired on February 7th, 2019.

  • E078: Parenting through Powerful Moments, 10 year-old Trips, and ‘Play the Man’ by Mark Batterson with Eric George

    September 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    adulthood, childhood, parenting

    Learning to teach better with Eric George, Pastor at the Orchard Oxford, as we discuss designing experiences to help our kids move from childhood to adulthood. The book, Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created you to be, by Mark Batterson, is discussed as a featured resource.

  • E077: Lessons from the Road to Better Teaching

    September 14th, 2022  |  38 mins 13 secs
    professional development, teacher education

    Learning to teach better with Ann Monroe as we reflect on a season of sharing stories of teacher development on the Road to Better Teaching podcast and introducing the Amidon Planet Mailbag.

  • E076: A Math Celebration - Fostering Relationships Between Students and Math Through Assessment

    August 10th, 2022  |  38 mins 23 secs
    assessment, asset-based perspective, math, math education, mathematics, test, testing

    Learning to teach better by reimagining the math test as a way to foster a relationship with mathematics. In this episode, Joel shares a recent publication, , and the lessons learned in creating the piece, refining the piece, and FINALLY getting it published.

  • E075: Summer Reading with Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham

    June 22nd, 2022  |  46 mins 59 secs
    beach reading, novels, reading, summer reading

    Learning to teach better with Dr. Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham, Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Mississippi in the Department of Teacher Education, as we discuss our favorite summer novels and what can be learned about teaching as we engage in summer reading.

  • E074: How to Make PowerPoints that Don't Confuse, Bore, or Distract Your Audience with David Williamson Shaffer

    June 8th, 2022  |  55 mins 15 secs
    communication, design, powerpoint, presentation, presenting, slides, visual communication

    Learning to teach better with Dr. David Williamson Shaffer, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Psychology, as we discuss the three principles (and share some examples) that sum up his course, Psychology of Education Communications, or How to Make PowerPoints that Don't Suck.

  • 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 4th, 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 13th, 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 23rd, 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 9th, 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.