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Ben Talsma

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January 27, 2021 Rituals of Renewal: Bringing Rhythm to Your Classroom

The days, finally, are getting longer. The sun sets a little later and rises a bit earlier, and each day reaches a little…

January 13, 2021 The Root of Service: Building Community with Your Students

We’ve all got immunity on our minds these days. With the long-awaited, much-anticipated rollout of the COVID vaccine,…

December 30, 2020 Big Rocks First: Hope for a Happier New Year

After the year you’ve had, you might want to scale down your New Year’s resolutions You…

December 28, 2020 Our Top 5 Blogs of 2020

This has been a wild, unbelievable year. If you’re like me, you’re probably ready to put it all behind you. We’ve endured fires, murder hornets,…

December 9, 2020 Start with Why: Finding Purpose in Project-based Learning

Why? It’s the biggest of the big questions. Bigger than what and who. Bigger than how or where. Why?

December 2, 2020 The Market and the Mission: Teaching with Purpose

Before the pandemic, I would pay $5.25 for a coffee; I would sit by the window to watch the people pass and to…

November 18, 2020 Got Grit?: Helping Students Develop a Growth Mindset

Like a lot of teenagers, Anna Sarol enjoyed school — but she was looking forward to graduation. On your first day as a…

November 4, 2020 The Great Divide: Modeling Virtue in the Classroom

I am writing this at 5:41 a.m. It is Tuesday, November 3rd, which means that between you and me, Reader, there has been…