Montessori Whole-School ManagementSM

NAMTA Montessori Whole-School Management 

A Professional Development Workshop for Teachers and Administrators, featuring NAMTA Speakers

Individuals will have the opportunity to choose among all four tracks presented by experienced administrators.

 

 

Montessori Whole-School ManagementSM draws on NAMTA’s wealth of administrative knowledge developed through its publications and programming. This course is for both Montessori teachers without administrative background and administrators without Montessori background. It provides a deep orientation to the unique demands of Montessori administration. NAMTA offers Montessori Whole-School ManagementSM as a new way to find a professional match in administrator professional development. 

 

This course is for Montessori administrators who are looking for guiding Montessori principles in their work, and for teachers who are beginning an administrative career in Montessori.

 

The program gives previous NAMTA Whole School Management participants a completely new learning experience that allows for specialization and individual selections of a variety designs presented in four different tracks. At the same time, this program offers professional development to both Montessori teachers without administrative background and administrators without Montessori background.

 

Since 1988, NAMTA has documented best administrative practices and provided professional development to beginning administrators with one overarching principle in mind: Montessori schools, in order to retain their authenticity over time, need Montessori-oriented administrators who understand the specific operational aspects of Montessori pedagogy.

 
The increasing complexity of Montessori school structure means that the Montessori school must reintegrate its parts to complete the developmental continuum. This is an extraordinary endeavor as the Montessori school must embody the Montessori vision of successive prepared environments, indoors and outdoors, encompassing the natural and human-built worlds through all academic disciplines from concrete to abstract, from eighteen months to eighteen years. The more comprehensive the Montessori vision, the more complicated the institution and the larger and more diverse the staff. There is also more difficulty in staying organic and remaining focused on the organic whole, which is simply children and their intrinsic needs in contact with the appropriate “prepared environment,” including the natural environment. The implementation of Montessori Whole-School ManagementSM requires not just administration but visionary leadership, which is as much a test of character as it is of knowledge.

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Welcome back and thank you for you patience as we have been transitioning to new locations, beginning new work with new staff, and refreshing our processes.

Our online store and archives have successfully moved into a new space where all of our publications and media, both for sale and for research via the archives, are housed in one large office/warehouse. Along with the refreshed processes and efficiency this new space brings, we will be implementing new ordering and payment systems for the NAMTA store and updating other member services. We are now filling back orders and will be ready to accept new orders by December 11th.

Our operations are now headquartered in Seattle and are being managed by NAMTA’s longtime president Jacquie Maughan. Please feel free to contact us at staff@montessori-namta.org or call the Seattle office at 206-919-6349.

For additional news and updates, please see the note from the NAMTA officers.

Finally, be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend our conference in Seattle/Tacoma on April 4-7, 2019. This conference will not only explore the most current approaches and uses of technology but will also inspire and enrich our understanding of maintaining our balance with the forces that keep us rooted and connected to humanity through the power of story, the natural world, and creativity. Check back soon for program and registration information.