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Ben Talsma

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July 1, 2020 The Pointless Pachyderms of Pedagogy

I’m a sucker for puns that are, like wet paper towels, incredibly terrible. The title…

June 5, 2020 Now More Than Ever

I love math because it is plainly and objectively true, and the plain truth is beautiful. I love science and social studies and…

May 20, 2020 PBL is Not Dead

Maria was flying high. She’d finished professional development workshops that inspired her to dive into project-based learning. She’d carefully planned and taught a…

May 6, 2020 Out from Under the Snow

During the White Witch’s reign in Narnia, it was always winter, but never Christmas. Working from…

April 22, 2020 Live Lightly and Deeply

The great machinery of the world pulls us in. Trillions of dollars convince us to consume. The highways rush us past…

April 8, 2020 The Birds and the Bees and COVID-19

Lately, I’ve been watching the birds. As the coronavirus wreaks havoc with society, I’ve had more time to observe. Sometimes I…

March 25, 2020 Be the Ocean

You and I can do nothing to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  That’s precisely our task — to do nothing.…