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Montessori Research

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While we don’t have Tests in Montessori, per se, we do have Evaluations. We’re always moving forward from a place of mastery, and the only way to know if a child has mastered a material is through an evaluation. We call these, Observations. We’re always observing and evaluating, noticing, what do I see and what, […]

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Absorbent Mind

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We sometimes think, we got into Education because we love learning. At Baan Dek, one of our Guiding Principles is, we’re always learning. We’re never done. It naturally follows that we love engaging in continuing education at weekly staff meetings and on inservice days. This year, we decided to read Maria Montessori’s The Absorbent Mind […]

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Lunch

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It’s the first week back to school, and we could hardly be more excited! It’s so joyful to see new faces, and to see how children have changed over the Summer. Some of us have haircuts, or have grown taller, or are showing off a few new accessories, like a lunchbox or backpack. Already, though, […]

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Accidental Montessorian

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The internet is an interesting place. It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole of Pinterest, or find a thousand quotes which seem to be written just for you in just this moment of life, or spend much too long watching or reading things which are only casually interesting. We stumbled across a video recently, […]

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Siblings!

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We recently held a webinar on the topic of Siblings! We often receive questions from families about the sibling dynamic: We’re expecting, now what? How do we help prepare our child (and ourselves!) for welcoming a new baby? Why do they argue so much? I know they love each other, and they’re kind here, but […]

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