Baan Dek

From Home to School

Thoughts & Reflections

There are a number of helpful guides on how best to transition from home to school. We thought we would take this opportunity to put together a collection of our eight most helpful points that we have learned from our experiences at Baan Dek. 1.┬áPositivity: When you speak about school, speak about it in positive […]

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Before Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

Prospective parents often ask, “What can we do to implement the Montessori approach to education at home, to better prepare our child for your classroom?”┬áThe simple and immediate response is: help them to foster their independence. One of the best ways to help children is to let them help you: with the dishes and the […]

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Montessori and Discipline

Thoughts & Reflections

The famous British philosopher Bertrand Russell describes the Montessori approach to discipline, in his book “On Education”. Here’s Russell, in 1926: “I had always understood that Madame Montessori dispensed with discipline, and I had wondered how she managed a roomful of children. On reading her own account of her methods, I found that discipline still […]

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Through the Generations

Thoughts & Reflections

A few weeks ago, we received a rather lovely email from a member of our community. He was interested in donating his mother’s sea shell collection. Primarily, he wanted to see if we would be receptive to the idea, and perhaps more importantly, he wanted to see if the sea shells would be put to […]

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A Day in the Life of a Montessori Student

Thoughts & Reflections

Meet one of our newest and youngest students, Eileen. She’s not yet three. On Friday, October 29, 2010, we decided to follow her around the classroom. We wanted to share with you a day in the life of a Montessori student. Okay, let’s start. After Eileen greets Mrs. Maltai and Mrs. George with a “Good […]

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