Mike Arnold – Episode 21

Planning Period Podcast
Planning Period Podcast
Mike Arnold - Episode 21

Hello, and welcome to episode 21 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host Brad Shreffler.

This week on the podcast, I talk to Mike Arnold. Mike reached out to me on twitter in response to a tweet I posted saying I was looking for guests, and especially college professors and math teachers, because he hit both. Mike is a math tutor, in fact runs his own tutoring business, Arnold Tutoring, and has recently started a professorship in Ontario.

Mike and I talk about the problems with math and how it should be taught and ways we need to rethink math education, how hard work should be rewarded much like final product, the importance of keeping the tone at the top, and how we should make students not stress too much about exams.

There are some weird audio issues in Mike’s recording. Not sure what caused it, but I’m looking into it. There are a few spots in here where I lost some of what he said, so if it’s a little choppy occasionally, I’m sorry. I think it is still understandable completely though, so still worth the listen.

Also, don’t forget that there is one week left to enter my T-Shirt giveaway. Just go to BradShreffler.com/feedback and leave an iTunes review or FlipGrid comment about the show and you’ll be entered to win. Winner will be announced at the end of the show next week.

So, sit back and enjoy episode 21, my interview with Mike Arnold.


Thanks again to Mike for talking with me, and putting up with all my math insults. Numbers stink.

If, like me, you struggle with math, or want another resource to make available to your students, checkout Arnold Tutoring’s ATNow app. You can get more details at atnowapp.com, or reach out to Mike on twitter @atnowapp.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler. I love to hear from you. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show.

Until next week, remember that you don’t need permission from anyone to start anything.


Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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