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Author: Joel Amidon

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Amidon Planet is all about learning how to teach better. Each episode, Joel Amidon, PhD, will explore ideas from books, interviews, movies, 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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Learning to teach better with Marc Watkins, Academic Innovation Fellow, Lecturer of Writing and Rhetoric, and Director of the AI Summer Institute for Teachers of Writing at the University of Mississippi as we discuss AI in Education. Show notes can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode111
Learning to teach better with Dr. Cliff Thompson, friend, mentor, and long time educator, as we discuss his career in education and our common read, From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur C. Brooks. And the first edition of the Album of the Episode, featuring Every Picture Tells a Story by Rod Stewart. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode110/
Learning to teach better with Jeramy Wallace, Professor of English at College of San Mateo, as we discuss his new book, The People's Stories: Critical Storytelling for Social Justice. AND reveal a new segment for future episodes, Album of the Episode. Show notes for the episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode109/
Learning to teach better with Dr. Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn as we discuss her new book, Exclusion and the Chinese American Story, part of the Race to Truth Series. Show notes for the episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode108
Learning to teach better with Dr. JJ Peterson, Head of StoryBrand, host of the Marketing Made Simple podcast, and co-author of Marketing Made Simple book, as we discuss the power of storytelling to clarify our message and invite others into a story that makes their lives better. Dr. Peterson shares the seven elements of the StoryBrand framework and we discuss how to leverage the power of story with those we teach. Show notes for this episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode107/
Learning to teach better with Dr. Rick Balkin, Professor of Leadership & Counselor Education at the University of Mississippi, as we discuss his experience visiting Rwanda, viewing genocide memorials, dancing in reconciliation villages, and considering the power of forgiveness. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode106
Learning to teach better with University of Mississippi preservice teachers, Jazmine Smith, Maddy Robbins, Evie Bledsoe, and Jamya Benson as we discuss our session, Let’em Teach! Small Group Teaching Toward Desired Practices, at the annual conference of the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Show notes for the episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode105
Learning to teach better with Rob Harvilla, The Ringer senior staff writer and music critic, as we discuss his new book, 60 Songs that Explain the 90’s, and the end run of the podcast, 60 Songs that Explain the 90’s. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode104/.
Learning to teach better with Megan Clark, Family Pastor at The Orchard in Oxford, MS, as we discuss the idea that 'Love is a Teacher' during this Christmas Edition of the podcast. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode103
Learning to teach better with Noah Amidon, as we discuss one of my favorite books, The Long Haul: an Autobiography by Myles Horton. Myles Horton was the founder of the Highlander Folk School and one of the key players in fueling the Labor Movement and the Civil Rights movement with the goal of loving others by helping them help their communities. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode102
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. Show notes for this episode can be found at amidonplanet.com/episode101
Learning to teach better by celebrating the release of Rob Harvilla's book, 60 Songs that Explain the 90's. Check out Rob's Book, 60 Songs that Explain the 90's Listen to Rob on E071 of Amidon Planet Listen to 60 Songs that Explain the 90's on Spotify
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.
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. Show notes for this episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode99/
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 in starting the project, refining the module, refining the module, and FINALLY getting the paper published. Show notes for this episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode98/
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. Show notes can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode97/
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. Show notes for the episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode96/.
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. Show notes for the episode csn be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode95/.
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. Show notes for the episode can be found at https://amidonplanet.com/episode94/.
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 and talked about "Teaching Mathematics as Agape". 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. Head to amidonplanet.com/episode93 for the show notes.
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