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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  • 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.

  • 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 29th, 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 22nd, 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 15th, 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.

  • E062: EJ Edney and "Better ways of thinking, being and doing" in Higher Education using the IMPACT Framework

    December 8th, 2021  |  44 mins 36 secs
    diversity, equity, every learner everywhere, higher education, inclusion

    Learning to teach better with Dr. Norris "EJ" Edney III, Director of the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement at the University of Mississippi, as we discuss the Improving Departmental Equity Using the IMPACT Framework workbook from Every Learner Everywhere.

  • E061: How to Love Your Neighbor with Burhanettin Keskin

    December 1st, 2021  |  56 mins 16 secs
    autoethnography, diversity, inclusion, love, neighbor

    Learning to teach better with Dr. Burhanettin Keskin, Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Mississippi, as we discuss his article, When “Even” Is Uneven: “Inclusion” as Exclusion, in the Journal of Autoethnography and how to love your neighbor.

  • The Transition Years: Supporting the Work

    November 25th, 2021  |  51 mins 26 secs
    amte, assm, cbms, dana center, launch years, ncsm, transition years

    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, Dr. John Staley, and mathematics education leaders share and interact around how their respective organizations are supporting the work around the transition years that has been coordinated by the Launch Years Initiative/Launch Years Mathematics Organizations Leadership Network.

  • E060: Kristi Livingston, Powerful Teaching, and the Enneagram

    November 17th, 2021  |  42 mins 9 secs
    enneagram, powerful teaching

    Learning to teach better with teacher educator, Kristi Livingston, as we discuss the books, Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning by Patrice Bain and Pooja K. Agarwal and The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile.

  • E059: Daniel Myrick, Reclaimed Project, and The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

    November 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    jocko, leadership, reclaimed, reclaimed project

    Learning to teach better with Daniel Myrick of the Reclaimed Project, and teacher from Quitman County (MS) School District, as we discuss the book, The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

  • E058: Tween Talk with Meghan Anderson

    November 3rd, 2021  |  43 mins 3 secs
    counseling, counselor, tweens

    Learning to teach better by engaging in some Tween Talk with Meghan Anderson. Meghan has seen the needs and challenges of tweens, kids ages 8-12 because they are in an “in-between” phase of life, through her counseling practice and shares some lessons on how we can better serve tweens through our teaching. We end with some Ted Lasso talk...of course!

  • E057: How the Arts Can Save Education with Erica Halverson

    October 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    arts, arts education, book, erica halverson

    Learning to teach better with Dr. Erica Halverson, Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisonsin-Madison, as we discuss her new book, How the Arts Can Save Education: Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Instruction.