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Montessori & Minimalism

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. Montessori and Minimalism so naturally go together. Minimalism is becoming increasingly popular, with “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo from a few years ago and her new Netflix show. Many of us want to […]

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A Peer Group

Thoughts & Reflections

At some point, we all yearn for peers. We want to move beyond the cozy intimacy of family life and find our “something more.” The children at the playground are oh so appealing. We bounce and wiggle when we see a friend we recognize at the library. We’re hungry for interaction with other children, and […]

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Spotlight Making Montessori

Spotlights

Katie and Leticia are the brains behind Making Montessori. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? Katie: I grew up in Northern California in a musical and creative family. My father was an elementary school teacher for 30 years, who always told me I would be […]

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In Montessori, Help is Always Nearby

Thoughts & Reflections

Sometimes we just need a bit of a nudge. A little assistance. A reminder of how something works. In the Montessori classroom, help is always nearby. It’s one of the best gifts of a mixed-age setting. With mixed ages comes mixed abilities. I might be the expert at the bow tying frame, but I haven’t […]

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Trusting the Inner Voice

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. At Baan Dek, we feel we have a two-fold mandate: Guiding children Supporting families Families have trusted us with their Most Precious. During these three, or eight, or ten hours we spend together, we are caring for these […]

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