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Forum: Learning at School   03-13-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By BCFD
Have you read this manifesto by Seth Godin?  It...

Have you read this manifesto by Seth Godin?  It is one of the most brilliant things I have ever read about public education!!  My kids attend a Montessori charter school (it's public, but way...
Forum: Learning at School   03-13-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By BCFD
I am so sorry.  The situation just sounds awful...

I am so sorry.  The situation just sounds awful for both of you.  My children do not have autism, but they have their own special needs (DD7 has severe anxiety that is improving with therapy, DD6...
Forum: Waldorf   12-14-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By BCFD
We are actually a Montessori family, but I have...

We are actually a Montessori family, but I have a love for a lot of aspects of Waldorf. We have lots of playsilks, wooden Waldorf toys and figures, etc.  I remember as a kid having toys, but not an...
Forum: Learning at School   11-29-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By BCFD
Um....WOW!!  My jaw hit the desk when I read...

Um....WOW!!  My jaw hit the desk when I read this.  Like the others have said, I would march so quickly into that school and raise the roof!!!  UNbelievable!!!!  Doesn't the Sudbury/Democratic...
Forum: Learning at School   11-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,887
Posted By BCFD
I was thinking something else that might help....

I was thinking something else that might help.  When adding something like 2+3, my DD's kindy teacher used to say, "Hold the bigger number in your head and then add the smaller number."  My DD...
Forum: Montessori   11-29-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By BCFD
Hi Rose!!  I was just reading over your post and...

Hi Rose!!  I was just reading over your post and while I don't have anything specific for you to add, a lot of the things you mention already happen at our public Montessori (charter) school.  I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-14-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By BCFD
Sounds like you already do this, but just...

Sounds like you already do this, but just bombard her with all the positive things you see her doing.  Also, try using reflection, like, if you are playing with her just repeat what she tells you....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-14-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
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What you are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-14-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,845
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-14-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,845
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By BCFD
Shannie, that is awesome!!!  That is what I have...

Shannie, that is awesome!!!  That is what I have loved about PCIT.  The discipline part is the second half of the program.  The first half of the program they teach you how to praise, use...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,845
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-12-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,845
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By BCFD
OP, I just posted a PCIT method that has been a...

OP, I just posted a PCIT method that has been a lifesaver for us.  If you are strong, neutral, and consistent it WILL work.  I can't imagine doing this with an explosive or aggressive child, but...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-11-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,845
Posted By BCFD
This is gonna be long, but I think it might...

This is gonna be long, but I think it might really help you!
 
My kids (7, 6, and 5 - all girls) are pretty good about not mistreating their toys, but boy do we have issues with them cleaning up...
Forum: Montessori   10-19-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By BCFD
Rose, I can relate with you on so much!!  As you...

Rose, I can relate with you on so much!!  As you know, my kids attend a public Montessori school (charter), as well.  There are so many things that I love about our school.  They truly do focus on...
Forum: Montessori   10-11-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By BCFD
If a teacher is absent at our Montessori...

If a teacher is absent at our Montessori charter, they ususally pull a TA who has a California license to run the class that day.  Our school is pretty small (under 250 kids) and most kids know the...
Forum: Montessori   10-07-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,793
Posted By BCFD
I agree with you on the practice worksheets...

I agree with you on the practice worksheets being overkill.  I don't know anything about Kumon or Enopi, but my DD's attend a charter Montessori school and they use the Accelerated Math program.  At...
Forum: Montessori   10-07-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By BCFD
I think the kids are all pretty much over the...

I think the kids are all pretty much over the whole ticket thing.  In fact, I keep finding tickets stashed all over the place (in DD's lunchbox, in her pencil holder at school, in her cubby, etc.)...
Forum: Montessori   10-06-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By BCFD
Thanks for all the input! I am still very...

Thanks for all the input! I am still very annoyed with certain things going on in the school/class, but overall I am absolutely loving what I see.  Normalization period is over and the class is very...
Forum: Montessori   08-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By BCFD
One of my very favorites is...

One of my very favorites is http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/
Forum: Montessori   08-26-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By BCFD
Nora, thank you! That is a great idea.  School...

Nora, thank you! That is a great idea.  School just started and they are in the normalization period, so I'm not able to get a lot of time with the teacher.  However, I may be able to just mention...
Forum: Montessori   08-23-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By BCFD
Sounds a little like my oldest DD who will be 7...

Sounds a little like my oldest DD who will be 7 in a few months.  Hmm...hopefully somebody like Matt Bronsil can steer you towards some books or articles about this, but I do know that 9 is a very...
Forum: Montessori   08-23-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By BCFD
A little background.....my children go to a...

A little background.....my children go to a public Montessori school and we have LOVED it!  We have been very fortunate to have great teachers, active parents, and nice kids.  We just started our...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-28-2011, 12:59 PM
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Views: 155,438
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