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Book Review: The Montessori Toddler

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In her exceptional new book, The Montessori Toddler, Simone Davies sets out to set the record straight: “Toddlers are misunderstood humans.” The key part to this thesis, which is a subtlety that might go overlooked, is that toddlers are, in fact, human. Insert smiling emoji here. While this argument might smack of humor, Simone’s point […]

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Book Review: The Art of Screen Time, by Anya Kamenetz

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Anya Kamenetz has written, what we believe to be, the definitive text for families concerned about the role technology plays in the life of their children. Her excellent new book, The Art of Screen Time, offers, in her very own words, a “clear, deeply researched, and nonjudgmental take on an issue that faces nearly every […]

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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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