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News & Events

Registration deadline extended to January 9, 2015!
The Social Relevance of the
Montessori First Plane
Dallas, TX, January 15-18, 2015


Registration is open for WSM Tier I: First Principles, a workshop  for school administrators


Register for the Adolescent Event at the AMI/USA Refresher Course


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


New Math Workshop scheduled in Hartford, April 23-25, 2015 in conjunction with NAMTA's conference April 23-26, 2015

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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.

Whole School Resources

The following items are intended to help teachers develop to their fullest potential.

 

Revisiting and Refining the 3-6 Prepared Environment by Molly O'Shaughnessy, Director of Training, Montessori Training Center of Minnesota; edited by David Kahn

This DVD or PowerPoint presentation containing more than 100 slides of an exemplary 3-6 prepared environment examines the physical, psychological, and pedagogical levels of implementation. The presentation can be used as a springboard for discussion by an on-site Montessorian as part of a one-day seminar for the school’s 3-6 teachers to create an optimal prepared environment integrating beauty, proportion, and presentation technique to hold the child’s attention. 

Spontaneous Concentration in the Montessori Prepared Environment
Annette Haines presents the topic of normalization with an opportunity to evaluate degrees of normalization using an observation scale. Most appropriate for teacher professional development. (1997; 30 minutes)

 

Discovering the Real Spiritual Child
Sofia Cavalletti and Silvana Montanaro share their experience and theory about the spiritual development of children. Their presentations were delivered at the NAMTA conference titled The Spiritual Development of the Child, March 11-13, 1999, in a teleconference from Rome to Dallas, Texas. (2000; 75 minutes)


NAMTA's Role in the History of Montessori Adolescent Programming 
The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies
Print/Video Resources Whole School Resources 
Hershey Montessori School Adolescent Community on the Farm 

 Montessori High School at University Circle
Hershey Montessori Training Institute