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The Importance of Handwork

Thoughts & Reflections

No matter how advanced our society gets, as long as we put on earrings, tie knots, explore tiny objects, respect the work of artist and artisans, Handwork will still matter. Montessori is full of things to touch and do. Math is not memorized, but explored, counting tiny beads. We first write using the Moveable Alphabet, […]

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Winter Clothing

Podcasts

Winter is always a bit of a surprise. You know it’s coming, it’s always the same time of year, but it always seems like the weather changes overnight. The days are suddenly dark. The Sun feels dramatically further away today than it did yesterday. Snow and wet and wind and rain and ice. All of […]

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About the Assistant

Thoughts & Reflections

Sarah Skaff is a treasure at Baan Dek. Quiet, reflective, passionate, she always thinks before she speaks, and when she speaks, we all listen. We asked her to share a few thoughts on a subject she was passionate about, and, in her truest fashion, her response was, “Let me think about it.” What we received […]

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Spotlight Josh Whitman

Spotlights

We are utterly thankful for relationships, inspiration, and camaraderie in the Montessori world, and how we all work to support one another to affect positive change in our own communities, and for children everywhere. One of these relationships and inspirations is with Montessori at Hampstead, and with their Head of School, Montessori parent and advocate […]

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Plants in the Classroom

Thoughts & Reflections

Plants are all around us. They enrich our classroom, endlessly providing clean air, while we provide water and care. Plants need patient labor and attention. Plants are a part of our environment, helping us learn, appreciate life, and develop. Plants grow as we grow.

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