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Ben Talsma

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April 27, 2022 The Importance of Brainshapers

If you remember anything from this blog post, I’ve changed your brain. It’s amazing, really, how an unfathomable organ inside your…

April 13, 2022 The Problem of Boredom Deficit Disorder

I was playing chess with a stranger while waiting in the supermarket checkout line the other day. They were on their…

March 23, 2022 The Power of Productive Play

Important Note: First, check out Games, Games, Games — three ingenious games to liven up your classroom with deep, rich learning. Then, read about…

March 21, 2022 Making Time by Taking Time: The Importance of Teacher Rest

Some years ago, I had the opportunity to create a freelance project for a very prestigious organization. It was literally a dream come true for…

March 14, 2022 Support Education by Connecting and Collaborating

I’m writing this from Austin, Texas, where I’m attending the SXSW EDU conference — and it is AWESOME. Every session I’ve attended has…

February 2, 2022 STEM-ing from the Past

Are you ready to have your mind blown? Going back across generations, your ancestors and your ancestor’s ancestors form an unbroken…

January 5, 2022 Ice Cream for Dinner and Encouraging Play

Should you ever eat ice cream for dinner at school? I never used to think so; I’m still not sure I do.…

December 15, 2021 'Twas the Night Before Teaching

In the weeks before Christmas, I felt like each day, My students' attention Slipped farther away. Attention was wandering; Minds…