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The Keepers of Alexandria workshop comes to Cleveland. Join us to dedicate the John A. Wyatt Center for Humanities and Peace.


Columbus conference registration deadline extended!   Register today! More lodging added at Ramada Inn. Why attend?


Attend the NAMTA Conference in Columbia, MD, October 9-12, 2014


New date for conference in Hartford, CT: April 23-26, 2015


Read July NAMTA ENews

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New from NAMTA
Grazia Silvana! Montessori Assistants to Infancy


Wonderful Two's


The Montessori Children's House: An Introduction


Peace Through Education

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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.

Where did Montessori come from?

Answer:

Montessori (pronounced MON-tuh-SORE-ee) education was founded in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to become a physician. She based her educational methods on scientific observation of children's learning processes. Guided by her discovery that children teach themselves, Dr. Montessori designed a "prepared environment" in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities. Now, nearly a century after Maria Montessori's first Casa dei Bambini ("Children's House") in Rome, Montessori education is found all over the world, spanning ages from birth to adolescence.