Baan Dek

Back To School

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A new school year is so special. It’s momentous. We have cultural routines marking this special occasion — a new calendar, an indicator of Fall, fresh starts. Children are often caught up in all this excitement and business, and it can be thrilling. When you’re a young child, however, future events can bring with them some anxiety, […]

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Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori

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August 31st is a special day. Maria Montessori would have turned 146. She passed in 1952, but her legacy lives on. Children all over the world are working daily in classrooms just like the one she cobbled together in 1907. Adults are witnessing the same discoveries she made. Generations later, has childhood really changed all […]

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Summer

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It’s officially Summer! The days are long and warm, and many schedules are disrupted, for better or for worse, for these few months. Some look forward to adventures this season brings, others wonder how to fill the long days and weeks. We thought we’d put together a few of our favorite ideas, and we’d love […]

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Building an Inclusive Community

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We were transfixed by Donna Bryant Goertz’s book, Children Who are Not Yet Peaceful. Not only did it offer a reasonable engagement with the current state of traditional education, it also sought to ascertain the shape of another way forward, utilizing a treasure trove of Montessori values and principles, in clear, expository narratives. Donna Bryant Goertz, the […]

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New Identity and Website

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We have a new logo at Baan Dek! We’ve also taken this opportunity to refresh our website. We’d love to explain the reason for the changes and elaborate on some of the key new features. With the logo, we wanted an identity system that was more flexible, one that better reflected the personalized nature of […]

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