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Ben Talsma

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October 21, 2020 A Light in the Darkness

I attended a concert recently, although the performers didn’t know it. They were collegiate musicians practicing outdoors beneath a tent; I overheard the…

October 7, 2020 On Newness and Normalcy: Creating Structure for Your Students

Normal. These days, “normal” feels nostalgic — a reminder that the world wasn’t always apocalyptically strange. We long for the way…

September 23, 2020 Two of a Kind

The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made me think of Dennis the Menace. There are, famously, two…

September 9, 2020 Open the Right Door

Amidst the current spate of trapped birds, a woodpecker flew…

August 28, 2020 Today's Inch of a Miracle

Three years ago, my daughter pretended that the world was made of hexagons.  This was not a whimsical flight of the…

August 19, 2020 A New Season

The back-to-school season is always filled with uncertainty, but this year is different. As schools around the country scramble to adapt…

July 29, 2020 Reflections from a Teacher

This fall, when we send our children back to school, the kindergartner who loved to hug everyone will become a first grader who loves to…

July 15, 2020 Empowering Students to Power Your Classroom

Everybody’s different. We say it and, on some level, we understand it. But in a world of limited time and scant…