Baan Dek

Some Words of Advice to Teachers, 1924 – Maria Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

In this short, little known, but highly influential and impactful text, Maria Montessori lays out some words of advice for teachers: “Anticipating some of the questions which will certainly be put to me, I shall give some recommendations regarding mistakes which I have observed during my visits to Montessori schools. These mistakes, apparently slight and […]

Read More

Baan Dek

I Must Mean What I Say

Thoughts & Reflections

We talk a lot. We say a lot of words, some of them empty and some of them dramatic, some of them casual and some of them heartrending. As adults, we’ve learned to hear the difference. The sarcasm and the pain, the glee and the anticipation. We know those sayings and euphemisms, what I really […]

Read More

Baan Dek

Consistency and Routines

Thoughts & Reflections

Consistency and Routines. Consistency leads to the greatest success. Children thrive with routines. They’re some of our favorite words. While children are still creating self-discipline and an inner sense of order, it’s up to us to keep things consistent and follow a routine, to help children along the path. But what about when things don’t […]

Read More

Baan Dek

Math without Math

Thoughts & Reflections

Okay, so, Maria Montessori tells us to “Follow the Child,” right? Children will show us what they need. We pay attention, we watch and look for signs. It’s natural for us to count as we do things. We want children to be comfortable with math, and to understand numeracy, so we count around them. We […]

Read More

Baan Dek

The Montessori Children’s House

Thoughts & Reflections

When you live and breathe something, day-in-day-out, it’s natural to take it for granted. Not dismissively so, but rather to be unsurprised by it. Is it because of the routine? Much like bandaids might be second nature to a nurse, or spreadsheets to an accountant, or roses to a landscape architect, the pace, temperament, and […]

Read More

Inquire Now

Schedule a time to meet

Montessori Zine

Subscribe to our bi-monthly digital Montessori zine. Every other week, you will receive a brief, curated email with links to popular and trending interviews, commentaries, spotlights, quotes and photos.