Baan Dek

Self-Care

Thoughts & Reflections

In light of revising how we conduct our team meetings, focusing on specific topics instead of just having an open forum to chat, we thought you might enjoy a glimpse into one of our first sessions. We discussed self-care, or what is often referred to as a therapeutics of the self. We chatted about why it’s important – […]

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Team Meetings

Thoughts & Reflections

We thought we’d try to put together a different type of post, a post geared mainly towards teachers and schools, but perhaps also, inadvertently, towards parents. Here’s what we had in mind. We thought we’d share with you a brief glimpse into our weekly team meetings, which happen every Friday am before school starts. Yep, that […]

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Rushing to Judgement

Thoughts & Reflections

We work very hard not to judge the children. It is so easy to assume we know the whole story, to know why someone did something, that driver pulled in front of me without signaling because they’re a jerk, not because they’re having a hard morning; someone is taking a long time getting coffee because […]

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Montessori Homework

Thoughts & Reflections

Parents naturally want to help their children. They want to play a role in their education. There is pressure to supplement learning that happens in school. Are they learning what they should? Are they doing enough? Am I doing enough? We look for flashcards, for worksheets, for educational activities, and we make this into a […]

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Asking Questions

Thoughts & Reflections

Megan Wieseler first joined Baan Dek as an intern, and came into Montessori in the most Montessori way possible — she observed for weeks. She took in the classroom. It has become part of her being. The whole way she carries herself, the way she talks and interacts with the children, the way she offers […]

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