Joel Amidon, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Mississippi, host of the Amidon Planet Podcast, co-host of the Teaching Math Teaching Podcast, and former high school mathematics teacher. Joel's work is focused on leading people to love others through teaching.
E101: Thankful for the Ericas - A Delightful Conversation about Friendship, Dance, and Teaching with Erica Halverson and Erica Litke
November 23rd, 2023 | 1 hr 11 mins
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.
November 16th, 2023 | 10 mins 12 secs
music, music critic, the 90's
Learning to teach better by celebrating the release of Rob Harvilla's book, 60 Songs that Explain the 90's.
November 9th, 2023 | 54 mins 4 secs
professional development, teacher education
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.
October 26th, 2023 | 1 hr 6 mins
discipleship, mindfulness, present, sabbath, simplicity, slowing, solitude
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.
E098: Are We Preparing Agents of Change or Instruments of Inequity? Teaching Toward Antiracist Mathematics Teacher Education with Anne Marie Marshall and Rebecca Smith
October 12th, 2023 | 1 hr 17 mins
antiracist, antiracist teacher education, antiracist teaching, teacher education
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 creating the piece, refining the piece, and FINALLY getting it published.
September 28th, 2023 | 1 hr 11 mins
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.
September 7th, 2023 | 1 hr 9 mins
academia, academy, math, math education, mathematics
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.
July 6th, 2023 | 1 hr 3 mins
counsel, counseling, youth
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.
E094: Best Practice Teaching from Best Practice Speaking - Lessons From Speech & Debate with Noah Amidon
June 22nd, 2023 | 54 mins 53 secs
debate, forensics, ncfl, nsda, speech, speech and debate
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.
E093: NCSM’s Learning with Leaders - We Are ALL Math People with Katey Arrington and Brian Buckhalter
May 25th, 2023 | 34 mins 55 secs
leadership, mathematics education, mathematics education leadership, ncsm, ncsm leadership in mathematics education
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. 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.
May 11th, 2023 | 1 hr 15 mins
adventure, bicycle, jazz, music, musician, story, storyteller
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.
April 27th, 2023 | 49 mins 24 secs
behavior, behavior management, mathematics, mathematics education, off-task behavior
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.