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Montessori Dictionary: Maximum Effort

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You know that old joke, “Who’s on First?” If you don’t know, I’ll give you a second to google it. Surely you can come up with an example or two of your own in this same vein — a communication issue leading to a bit of a heated conflict. How many times have we had […]

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Do As I Do

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For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. Baan Dek · Episode 114 – Do As I Do The original title of this post was “how to get your child to do anything.” Upon further reflection, this seemed like it could be interpreted as clickbait or manipulation, but, really, this is […]

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The Benefits of Process Art

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For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. Baan Dek · Episode 113 – The Benefits of Process Art Handprints, circles with eyes and long long legs, scribbles and blobs with a rich backstory, every child is an artist! The trouble comes when the art starts accumulating, and we just don’t […]

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Things That Are Totally Montessori

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For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. It’s easy to think Montessori is a place, or a philosophy, or a set of materials. Montessori is a way of interacting with children, with the world around us. Particularly when we’re out of school, it’s important to remember all the things that […]

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Things We Now Have Time For

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For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. In the midst of a crisis, or a setback, or a global pandemic, as we’re experiencing right now, it often helps to “look for the helpers,” as Mr. Rogers encourages us to do. We seek the silver lining, the consolation that comes with […]

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