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See Hartford conference details for April 23-26, 2015!

Michael Waski will present a math workshop in Varberg Sweden and
in Hartford, CT in April 2015.


MISP International Montessori Adolescent Summit
April 22-25, 2015, Washington, DC


Apply today for The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies (Ages 12-18) in Mexico or USA

Join the Adolescent Orientation Alumni Group! Volunteer to be a regional coordinator.

List your school online or print a form to mail. It's never too late to join NAMTA! Print a form to mail or join online.


See  table of contents or sample pages from Montessori Algebra for the Adolescent by Michael Waski

NAMTA's purpose is to maintain Montessori traditions, and at the same time, to be on the cutting edge of innovative education. Accordingly, we provide the medium for study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education.


List of Covered Topics

  • Activities: art, gardening, general and other curriculum areas, history, geography, social studies, language arts, mathematics, movement and physical education, music and dance, practical life, science and nature
  • Administration: admissions, ancillary services, building programs, business and liability insurance, expanding the school, fundraising and finances, general information, health, safety and security, marketing, public Montessori programs, regulation, legislation and legal issues, retention of students, school accreditation, staff relations and employment, training for administrators, volunteers
  • Adult Literacy, Remedial Education
  • Age Grouping and Class Size
  • Appeals for Giving
  • Architecture of Schools
  • Art
  • Assessment, Evaluation, Record Keeping
  • At-Risk Children
  • Bilingual Education
  • Book Announcements
  • By Maria Montessori
  • Camping
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Development: adolescence, attachment and separation, death and bereavement, deviations, discipline, self-discipline, motivation, emotional/affective development, fourth plane, gender differences and issues, general information, health and nutrition, independence/autonomy, intellectual/cognitive, moral/spiritual/character development, motor development, needs of children for development, neurological development, personality, prenatal, birth, infancy, second plane, self-esteem, sensitive periods, siblings, social development, speech/language development, stress, theory
  • Children: anecdotes, case studies, writings by children, etc.
  • Citations of Montessori's work
  • Classroom: assistants/aides, management
  • Comparisons of Montessori with Other Theories and Philosophies
  • Comparisons of Montessori with Traditional Education
  • Compatibility of Other Programs or Techniques with Montessori
  • Computers and Technology
  • Conferences and Meetings
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cosmic Education
  • Creativity
  • Critical Analyses of Montessori Theory, Methods, or Movement
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum: elementary (6-12), general theory/practice, primary/preschool (3-6), secondary (12-18)
  • Day Care, All-Day Programs
  • Descriptions of Montessori Methods (based on school visits)
  • Descriptions of Montessori Methods (in the abstract)
  • Descriptions/Expositions of Montessori Theory/Philosophy
  • Discussion/Seminar
  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Drama
  • Educational Reform
  • Endorsements of Montessori
  • Environment: classroom, home, outdoor, theory
  • Family: Role in Society, Role in Development
  • Fantasy and Reality
  • Foreign Language Teaching/Learning
  • Freedom
  • Geography
  • Geometry
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Going Out and Field Trips
  • Group Work, Group vs. Individual Work
  • Head Start: U.S. Government Program
  • Health and Safety Education
  • History and Social Studies
  • History of the Montessori Movement
  • Holidays
  • Homeschooling
  • Homework
  • Human Tendencies
  • Humanities
  • Humor/Satire
  • Imagination
  • Infant-Toddler Education
  • Innovation, Adaptation, and "Americanization" of Montessori
  • Inspirational Messages
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Language Arts: children's literature, English as a second language, general theory/practice, grammar, handwriting, indirect preparations for reading/writing, literature, oral language, poetry, reading, reading aloud to children, spelling, storytelling by children, whole language, writing
  • Lessons/presentations
  • Library
  • Manuals
  • Materials: Origin, History, Manufacture, Purpose
  • Mathematics
  • Media Treatment of Montessori
  • Media Use in the Classroom
  • Montessori Terminology
  • Montessori, Maria: Bibliographical Material
  • Montessori, Maria: Memorials
  • Montessori, Maria: Obituaries and Tributes
  • Montessorians: Obituaries and Tributes
  • Moral, Character, and Values Education
  • Movement and Physical Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Music and Dance
  • Nature Study
  • New Children; Starting School
  • Normalization
  • Observation
  • Organization News and Information: AAMTE, ACCESS, American Montessori Teachers, AMI, AMI (India), AMI-EAA, AMI-UK, AMI/USA, AMS, Association of Montessorians, Calcutta, CAMT,
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association, CCMA, Center for Public Montessori Programs, Cleveland Montessori Association, Comite Hispano Montessori/Consejo Interamericano Montessori, General and Smaller Organizations, IAME, IMA, IMS, LMC, MAA, MACCESS, MACTE, MANO, MANZ, MATS, Montessori Centre International, Montessori Educational Association, MPSC, NAMTA, NCME, NSWMA, St. Nicholas, The Montessori Foundation, The Montessori Society in England,
  • Organizations, Role of
  • Outcomes
  • Parent Education
  • Parent Information (Written for Parents)
  • Parent Involvement
  • Parent's Role in Education and Development
  • Peace Education
  • Play
  • Poetry by Montessorians or About Montessori
  • Practical Life
  • Proposals
  • Psychology
  • Public School Management
  • Readiness
  • Recipes
  • Religious Education
  • Research: achievement, administration, admission, enrollment, retention, adolescents, art, assessment, at-risk, bilingual education, child development, cognitive/intellectual areas, comparisons of Montessori with other methods, theories, etc., creativity, curriculum, day care, disadvantages, diversity and multicultural education, environment, gender differences, general, how and why, infant/toddler, language arts, longitudinal, materials, mathematics, Montessori theory, moral development, motivation/self-discipline, motor, sensorimotor, and perceptual-motor skills, music education, normalization, parents, parent education, parent involvement, personality development, plans for research not yet conducted, play, practical life, public school Montessori, readiness, reviews or summaries, science education, self-concept, self-esteem, sensorial development/education, social skills, special education (general, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, physical handicaps), teacher training, teachers, teaching methods, transition from Montessori to traditional school
  • Rights of Children
  • School: Role of in Society or Community
  • Schools: consulting, other than Montessori, profiles/news, standards, surveys
  • Science
  • Secondary: Erdkinder, Middle School, High School
  • Sensorial
  • Service Education or Projects
  • Sex Education
  • Sick or Hospitalized Children
  • Silence
  • Society and the Child; Education and Culture
  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Children
  • Sources Cited by Maria Montessori
  • Special Education: autism, behavior disorders (ADHD, etc.), developmental handicaps, general, hearing impairments, inclusion, learning disabilities/neurological dysfunction, physically handicapped, social/emotional development, visual impairments
  • Starting a Class or a School
  • Storytelling by Teachers
  • Teacher Training: accreditation, courses, general, recruiting, sponsorships/scholarships, transformation of the adults
  • Teacher: professional and personal development, role of the teacher, work conditions, professional life
  • Television
  • Third Year of Preschool
  • Toys
  • Trainers
  • Transition from Montessori to Other Schools
  • Urban Education
  • Work: Manual Work, Work Cycles, Repetition