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An incredible Montessori foundation for children and an inspirational resource for teachers and parents.

An incredible Montessori foundation for children and an inspirational resource for teachers and parents.
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Location:

United States

Description:

An incredible Montessori foundation for children and an inspirational resource for teachers and parents.

Twitter:

@baandek

Language:

English

Contact:

(605) 271-9945


Episodes

Episode 81 - Should Be to Could Be

10/11/2018
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This is the sequel to Episode 80 - Should in Montessori. How do we turn from "should be" to "could be?"

Duration:00:08:48

Episode 80 - Should In Montessori

9/27/2018
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Even with training and patience and observation, our own judgement is a voice that is hard to quiet. It's instinct, and can be a helpful tool, but it means we also sometimes jump to conclusions, rather than leaving space for Following the Child.

Duration:00:05:37

Episode 79 - When Worksheets Are Montessori

9/13/2018
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It's easy to get stuck and thing some things definitively ARE Montessori, while other things patently are NOT. The truth, as with so many things, lies somewhere in the middle.

Duration:00:08:53

Episode 78 - Montessori Summer -- Give Yourself Permission

8/30/2018
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We're wrapping up this Montessori Summer series this week. It's been fantastic to hear stories of how Montessori has been implemented at home! Thanks for keeping us company.

Duration:00:13:31

Episode 61- Discipline

1/3/2018
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What is this word, "discipline?" What do we mean? Why do we say it with such delight? Is it the same as punishment? Is it demanded, supported, imposed?

Duration:00:09:45

Episode 60- Art Work in Montessori

12/20/2017
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What's the purpose of Art in a Montessori classroom? How can we support creativity? How can we support the Process of Art, not just the Product?

Duration:00:14:19

Episode 59- Words of Encouragement

12/6/2017
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Why do we say things like, "you did it!" and "congratulations!" but we try to avoid "good job?" Are Montessorians cold and unfeeling, or is there space for affirmation?

Duration:00:12:34

Episode 58- Gifts

11/22/2017
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We love to give children gifts. For a birthday or a holiday, or because it's Tuesday or I was thinking of you. Looking for a great gift? Here are five of our favorites.

Duration:00:23:35

Episode 57- Principled Parenting

11/4/2017
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Stick to your guns of let it go? A pause and reflection on what's really important can help diffuse an argument, or provide another way to approach a situation.

Duration:00:17:23

Episode 56- Comparisons

11/1/2017
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Sometimes comparisons are helpful, sometimes, not so much. They can be a tool, or they can create challenges, or even internal conflict, when it might be unnecessary.

Duration:00:14:06

Episode 55- Communication With Children

10/12/2017
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Communication is the give and take of everyday life. There can be challenges, and in this podcast, we provide some tips and suggestions from the classroom.

Duration:00:27:22

Episode 54- A Montessori Life

9/28/2017
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We recently held a Parent Education Workshop and a Webinar on A Montessori Life, uncovering a few areas of the classroom dynamics which sometimes translate well into family life. In this podcast, we chat with Jamie Bauer, Montessori Parent and Educator, on some ways she has brought Montessori into their home life, aspects of school they leave at school, and some challenges even a trained Montessorian faces!

Duration:00:22:01

Episode 53- Motivation 2

9/13/2017
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No one will tell you what to do in a Montessori classroom. Opportunities will be provided, but it's up to you to choose how you're going to spend your time, what you'll do when faced with a challenge. It is empowering, and gives children motivation.

Duration:00:16:14

Episode 52- Motivation 1

8/30/2017
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Work is motivating. When we only progress when a child has mastered something, we're instilling intrinsic motivation. The first in a two-part series on Motivation.

Duration:00:14:29

Episode 51- The Best Year Yet

8/16/2017
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A few hints for starting the school year off strong.

Duration:00:21:51

Episode 50- Learning Reality

8/2/2017
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It's so easy to forget, EVERYTHING is learned. We learn from an early age that we have an impact on our environment -- the people and the things around us. Sometimes, when we say something, it's true. Sometimes, it isn't but is that the same as a lie? Or wishful thinking? Or hope?

Duration:00:14:51

Episode 49- Why Do We Help?

7/19/2017
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To help is one of our most important roles as adults in children's lives. It's one of the ways we live in relationship, and one of the reasons we need community. What are some of the ways we help, and what might be motivating factors behind this help?

Duration:00:08:22

Episode 48- Seeking Information

7/5/2017
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Children want to know everything. There's such a drive to learn and to discover. Questions are second nature. How do we need more information, in order to best help a child? What are they REALLY asking?

Duration:00:14:04

Episode 47- Getting Ready For Math

6/21/2017
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Math is typically one of the last areas of the Primary Classroom a child works in. There are so many things a child is working on developing, skills required for success in math. Why do we wait? Why don't we jump in on the first day?

Duration:00:10:21

Episode 46- The Purpose Of Practical Life

6/7/2017
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Practical Life is foundational for children under six, in both the Toddler and Primary Environments. Why do we show children sweeping, scrubbing, polishing? What is the point of all these materials?

Duration:00:12:01