Amidon Planet Podcast E026: Reflecting on 10 years with Brian DeSalvo

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I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I’m going through or what’s going on in my life at that moment.


Many times when a song starts playing, I am often transported to a time and place where something significant happened in my life when that music was a part of my current soundtrack. It points me to an experience and something significant that happened in my life.

As a teacher of teachers, or teacher educator, I talk with my teaching candidates often about reflecting on their experiences and identifying “the music” that marks their development as a teacher. Then asking that they name what happened to them and why it was important to their development as a teacher.

During this time of global pandemic I have been blessed with time to consider the historical markers of my own development and during this last episode of the podcast I looked back at the last 10 years of my development with a former student and current high school mathematics teacher, Brian DeSalvo. In the episode we both think back to our time together and the ripples that it had in what we did and what we currently do in our teaching.


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