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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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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 64 - Defining Success in Montessori

2/13/2018
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Just because we don't use tests doesn't mean we're not looking for children to be successful. In fact, just the opposite is true! So, if it's not an "A," how do we define success?

Duration:00:11:39

Episode 63 - Math Always

1/11/2018
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Math isn't just flashcards and worksheets. We use math all the time!

Duration:00:06:05

Episode 62- Tidy Like At School

1/11/2018
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A child might always hang up their coat at school, but never at home, or always tidy their work, but leave small doll shoes for parents to step on at home. What's going on here?

Duration:00:15:33

Episode 61- Discipline

12/21/2017
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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

12/12/2017
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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

12/1/2017
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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

11/14/2017
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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

10/6/2017
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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

9/26/2017
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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

7/24/2017
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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

7/20/2017
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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

The Best Year Yet

7/19/2017
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A few hints for starting the school year off strong.

Duration:00:21:51

Episode 50- Learning Reality

6/27/2017
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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?

6/27/2017
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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 47- Getting Ready For Math

5/11/2017
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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

5/11/2017
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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

Episode 45- Maximum Effort

5/10/2017
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Maximum Effort is a Montessori term for a quality Maria Montessori observed in very young children. Devoting all of their energy to mastering something, in order to fulfill their development.

Duration:00:11:58

Follow The Child

5/10/2017
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"Follow the Child" is a Montessori phrase that is used a lot, but what does it mean? What DOESN'T it mean? How do we know we're Following the Child?

Duration:00:12:29

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