Baan Dek

Time for Celebration

Thoughts & Reflections

Every spring, families in Primary Montessori programs are making a really big decision: what to do about Kindergarten? Whether this decision is tumultuous with easily identified pros and cons, or whether this decision has been made since the earliest days — to remain in Montessori as long as possible, to start at the neighborhood elementary […]

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Competition in Montessori

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. Montessori values collaboration over competition. A casual glance into the Montessori classroom would convey a peaceful space, children using polite language and manners with one another, a calm, orderly environment. But there is space in Montessori for competition. In fact, there’s a lot […]

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Come grow with us.

Other Good Things

We’re hiring an AMI trained Primary guide! Whether you’ve recently completed training, or come with an abundance of experience, one of our driving principles at Baan Dek is that we’re all always learning. If you have an eagerness to learn and grow putting Montessori into practice, we’re excited to hear from you. The ideal candidate […]

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Easy and Cheap Travel Heroes

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. It’s a time of year when many people are traveling. In areas of the world where this time of year is particularly dark and cold, families are taking full advantage of the cold to travel somewhere with fun outdoor activities, or using children’s […]

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What Montessori Taught Me

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. This weekend, I had a homeowner adventure. The sink was slow and I didn’t really want to call a plumber. After dinner, I cleaned things out from under the sink, got a towel handy, got a flashlight and my pink multi-tool, and began […]

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