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The Montessori Three-Hour Work Cycle

FAQ

“So, what’s a typical day look like?” “When is it time to use the bathroom, or to have snack?” “When is art time?” These are such natural questions, and ones we hear frequently when families come to look at the classroom. Applying to Baan Dek begins with a tour after school, when we walk around […]

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How to Get Started

FAQ

We’re so glad that you’re interested in joining Baan Dek. In this post, we will address the most frequently asked questions, including how to start the admissions process, what programs are offered, and provide further explanations of the method, materials and areas of the classroom. Through videos, photos, and written explanations, we will also highlight […]

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Why Five Days a Week

FAQ

All our programs at Baan Dek are five days per week. We’d love to take this opportunity to explain why. It might be our most frequently asked question, and it’s a perfectly normal one to ask. We hope we get to the heart of the answer here, but after reading the post, and looking at […]

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A Mixed-Age Environment

Thoughts & Reflections

A mixed-age environment is fundamental to a Montessori classroom, and we see the benefits of it daily. We wanted to explore some of those benefits in greater detail, as well as hypothesizing some of the unique reasons it is so wonderful in a Montessori classroom. All Montessori classrooms have a mixed-age group, usually three years. […]

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A Letter From a Parent

FAQ

As a former university professor, Donoso Escobar reflects upon his experience with the traditional education system, what types of learners it breeds, and how it compares to what he has witnessed with Montessori. The tone is hopeful, the dispatch clear. There are no fingers to be pointed, except those that we point at ourselves. We hope you enjoy his […]

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