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100 Favorites

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The Zine is hitting a milestone — 100 issues! To celebrate, we’re sharing one hundred of our favorites (in no particular order). Enjoy! Our Team Creativity Podcasts Our mascot, London Mr. Rogers Big conversations Uno Questions from around the world The beginning of the school year Witty tee shirts Shape Work Ice cream social on […]

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Almost Free Summer Fun

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When we’re thinking about how to make summer special, those dollar signs sure can fly by! While we all wish we could give our children the world, summer doesn’t need to be expensive. Here are a few almost free summer fun ideas. Visit the library. This one is an oldie but a goodie. Libraries are […]

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How To Grow Independence

Thoughts & Reflections

Montessori is known for independence. It’s more than a buzzword, it’s a way of life. We’re constantly striving for independence, though it is a rather fraught word. We think of independence as “I don’t need you,” which is heartbreaking when it’s your child, your most precious. We’re asked, if they’re working on independence all day, […]

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Join the Baan Dek Team

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We’re eager to grow — as a school, as Montessorians, together. Sioux Falls is consistently among the top places to live, and the community here is hungry for a change in education. Are you hungry to create that change? Are you eager to learn, and to guide? Do you want to be part of a […]

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Book Review: The Montessori Toddler

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In her exceptional new book, The Montessori Toddler, Simone Davies sets out to set the record straight: “Toddlers are misunderstood humans.” The key part to this thesis, which is a subtlety that might go overlooked, is that toddlers are, in fact, human. Insert smiling emoji here. While this argument might smack of humor, Simone’s point […]

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