Baan Dek

Teamwork

Thoughts & Reflections

We are a team. We all work together with a common goal — to best support the needs of the children at our school, and their families. What role we play might look a little different, but answering emails, vacuuming, giving a presentation to a child, all serve the same goal — tending to the […]

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Five Ways to Welcome Spring

Thoughts & Reflections

Today is officially the start of Spring! Depending on where you live, the change of seasons might feel like it’s been coming for quite some time, or it might still feel very much like Winter, but the calendar says Spring is here. We thought of a few ways to welcome this change of season, a […]

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Leaders in the Montessori Classroom

Thoughts & Reflections

In the Montessori classroom, teachers maintain a long term relationship with a child on the foundation of communication and consistent feedback. This process and relationship building makes leaders out of teachers and builds an environment that creates a room full of leaders in the classroom. Leaders model behavior they want to see in others. I […]

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Freshman 15: Understanding Freedom and Discipline

Thoughts & Reflections

Wen Duan is thoughtful, reflective, and always asking big questions. She wants to know the Why of things, not just what to do, but how to do it, what worked, what didn’t, how to improve for next time. Freedom and Discipline is a huge undertaking, and often takes us years to fully understand… until we […]

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Out of Context

Thoughts & Reflections

When children move schools, from one state to another, from a Montessori school to a traditional program, any variety of reasons, it’s not uncommon for children to undergo some form of testing, to determine where their skills fall in comparison to the children in the group they’ll be joining. The examiner states your child is […]

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