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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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.
E066: Love as Praxis with Jeremiah Sims
February 23rd, 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.