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Celebrate Independence

The cycle of a family at Baan Dek is a wonderful thing. In many respects, it feels like watching a caterpillar become a butterfly and spread its beautiful wings. From the moment we meet a prospective family, to the instant their child graduates from our school, we feel that sense of adventure, of participation, as […]

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Spotlight Felicia Zulhendri

It’s extremely rare in life to meet individuals as passionate about their chosen profession, as Felicia is about Montessori. When you meet them, you know it right away. It’s infectious. Their attitude and outlook on life is inspirational. You know they’re destined to do great things, and you somehow want to be a part of […]

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The Life of Beauty

There’s something almost indescribable about how the inquisitiveness of children, and their persistent ability to explore their world, completely overwhelms our senses. Whenever we observe a Montessori classroom in action, and truly let ourselves become absorbed in the environment and the interactions, we are entirely seduced by its humanity. A prospective Montessori teacher, who is […]

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Watch and Wait

On May 6, 1952, Maria Montessori passed away in the village of Noordwick aan Zee, on the North Sea, in the west of the Netherlands. As with those who were brave enough to live, great stories are told of how they met their end. In Rita Kramer’s biography, Montessori’s last moments are recounted thus: “Maria […]

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Montessori and Helen Keller

Bobby George and Charlotte Wood enter into a discussion of Maria Montessori and Helen Keller. The podcast centers around a book by Madeline Gins, called Helen Keller or Arakawa, as well as a philosophical conversation on Maria Montessori’s Own Handbook, which was dedicated to Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. Posted below, a lovely photo that […]

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