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Independent Isn’t Alone in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

There’s a lovely quote by Maria Montessori: When we’re introducing prospective families to Baan Dek, we begin with a tour of the classroom after the children have left for the day. Parents of current students don’t come in the classroom on a day-to-day basis, so it’s nice to have this opportunity to see the classroom […]

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Hard Things Are Good Things in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

Children are constantly being challenged. Growing up is hard work. Fortunately, children are more than up for the task. We think fondly of stress-free childhood, not worrying about things, deadlines, ruminating on mistakes, those adult-problems. Geez, kids just have it so easy! “We do not see things as they are, we see things as we […]

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Re-Framing Time Out

Thoughts & Reflections

We do not do time-out in Montessori. Time-Out, in the traditional sense, is adult-directed, a punishment, a band-aid on a bullet wound. “Time out” naturally brings to mind sports analogies, so here’s one. Even those of us who know very little about it know ice hockey is violent. Fans say it’s part of the sport, […]

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Challenging Behaviors

Thoughts & Reflections

Even when we try to do everything “right,” we read all the books and the blogs, nutrition and sleep are highest priority, we give age-appropriate choices and model emotional intelligence, things go sideways. Maybe it’s at the playground, or at bedtime, or in the line at the grocery store, but chances are a meltdown or […]

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Why We Don’t Correct a Child in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

Remember how it’s a misunderstanding of Montessori that children get to do “whatever they want”?? If you don’t that’s okay, here’s a reminder, a post on “Follow the Child.” So, agreed, children don’t get to do whatever they want. But how do we correct them? Well, we don’t correct a child in Montessori. Is your […]

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