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Modern Writing in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

We’re very concerned with preparing children for the future. It’s a very unsteady time to be a parent. The world has changed more in the past ten years than in the past hundred, and things really aren’t slowing down. We’re using more technology for more common daily activities, and one thing is for sure — […]

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Redirection in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

Redirection is one of those funny terms. We hear it used frequently, and we use this tool in the classroom, but what does it really mean? So often “redirection” is used when “distraction” is what is meant. Redirection is not just a way to avoid a tantrum, though that’s often what happens. In the classroom, […]

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Why Montessori?

Thoughts & Reflections

Why would I want to send my child to a Montessori? What do you offer that a daycare/in-home program/staying home with a primary caregiver doesn’t? These are such natural questions. With an abundance of options, wanting to prepare our children the best we can for an unknown future, and no clear right or wrong, it […]

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Montessori and Peter Pan

Thoughts & Reflections

Maria Montessori, Italian educator and physician, pioneered the Montessori method and philosophy of learning. J.M. Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright, authored the childhood classic Peter Pan. The former is grounded in logic, independence, and reality, the latter is the defining example of whimsy, imagination, and “never growing up.” While on the face of it these […]

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Materials with Meaning

Thoughts & Reflections

For many young students attending school is a full time job, accounting for an average 35 hours a week. Rightly so, the classroom becomes not only a second-place environment, but furthermore, a home-away-from-home. This is why from the beginning new children at Baan Dek are taught, “This is your classroom,” “Your classroom is special,” and […]

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