Baan Dek

Helping Children Through Trauma

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. We wish we could protect children from every pain. We want to bundle them up and prevent them from encountering pain, grief, bullying, skinned knees, or discomfort of any sort. The reality is, we can’t. Bad things will […]

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Charlotte Snyder Becomes Head of School

News and Updates

We’re extremely pleased to announce that Charlotte Snyder will become Head of School at Baan Dek. Charlotte started her career as a lead guide at Baan Dek in 2011, after receiving her AMI training in Portland, and working in public Montessori in Milwaukee. Charlotte has assumed many important roles at Baan Dek in the past […]

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One Small Change

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For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. All of a sudden, the school year is right around the corner. There’s something really wonderful about the back to school season, even when you’re no longer in school. The changing seasons, the chance to reset, it’s like […]

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Learning Social Skills

Thoughts & Reflections

Montessori is founded on an idea that happy children are successful learners. It’s education of the Whole Child; not just focusing on academics but also on internal skills, like tenacity and problem-solving, and interpersonal skills, like patience and responsibility. It’s a bit of circular logic, though, as each of these aspects serves the other, benefits […]

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Saying “No” With Love

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. We try really hard to avoid saying “no.” It doesn’t feel good to say or to hear. Many of us grew up hearing no a lot and we didn’t like the way it made us feel (unimportant, silenced) […]

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