NAMTA continues to provide schools, teachers, and parents with the support to further Montessori principles and understanding. Our online store offers NAMTA’s rich history of parent education booklets, academic publications, DVDs, and other Montessori publications. School job listings and the online school directory will continue to keep parents and practitioners updated on Montessori schools throughout North America and beyond. Check our homepage regularly for updates and to access the most recent NAMTA Journals in digital format.

New NAMTA Website

We hope that this communication from NAMTA finds you safe and well, and that you have found support as you continue to navigate this crisis for your schools, your families, and your communities.

The link to our offer for free viewing of “Edison’s Day” has been extended through July (promo code FREEJULY). Other NAMTA videos that are available for rental through vimeo include What is a Montessori Toddler Community? What is a Montessori Children’s House? and The Montessori Elementary Classroom. 

NAMTA has revised and updated our website. This new website will enable us to continue to serve the Montessori community more efficiently, and we hope will be easier for you to use. It has three primary functions.

Shopify:
Our online shop offers the NAMTA journals, parent education booklets, DVDs, as well as those of AMI and other authors. Over the next several months, we will be assessing our inventory in order to meet your needs and requests. We will also feature specials on several of our past publications. Please note that the links to our recent digital journals are available on the homepage.

We are preparing the second issue of our 2020 journal, “Connecting Montessori to the World, Past, Present and Future” which will be published digitally in October.
We will offer print copies of the 2020 journals and will send out information on how to pre-order after we send out the second digital issue.

The Montessori Archives will be transferred to the new website. We are reviewing the contents as well as the process for making the Archives available to the Montessori community through the NAMTA Shopify store.

The Archives will temporarily be unavailable. Current subscribers to the Archives will have access to the contents once they are in the store inventory. Future subscription details will be announced when the Archives go live in Shopify.

The Job Listings:
The NAMTA website is a great place to post your job listings for your schools.  Unless you inform us otherwise, every job posting will remain active for 6 months.  We are simplifying our process for placing and paying for job postings. Please note the following pricing: For ads that are 100 words or less, the price will be $75.00, for ads 101-200 words, $100 and anything over 200 words, $150.00.

School Directory:
We want to encourage schools to list themselves on our online school directory.  This is an easy means for schools, parents, teachers and others to find schools in their area.The NAMTA website is one of the only websites that offers this service to all schools and programs at no cost.

A few closing notes:
At the end of our last membership year, we sent out a survey requesting feedback on NAMTA’s work and your thoughts about the future of the Montessori movement. We have compiled your contributions and will feature them in a summary in the journal. If you did not have a chance to complete the survey that we distributed last year, we encourage you to do so now.

If any questions arise when you go to our new website, please feel free to contact us at staff@montessori-namta.org.

Best wishes and stay safe,
The NAMTA Officers:
Jacquie Maughan
Deborah Bricker
Molly O’Shaughnessy
Gerard Leonard
Sarah Werner Andrews

“Edison’s Day” Free Video on Demand for the Month of July

For the month of July, NAMTA is offering “Edison’s Day” as a free video on demand. This popular video follows 20-month old Edison throughout his day as he goes to school, socializes, and independently participates in self-care and household duties. The 29-minute video can be accessed through Vimeo by following this link (https://vimeo.com/r/2Nk1/NGhDU3cuVV), which will automatically apply the promo code. The video can also be accessed through our online store or individual Vimeo accounts and then by entering the promo code FREEJULY during the rental process. Viewers will need to create a Vimeo account, which is simply a log-in and password. Once the video is “borrowed,” Vimeo will allow unlimited free viewings for 72 hours. The promo code, FREEJULY, can be re-used through the month of July.

Continuing with NAMTA’s mission to support parents, schools, teachers, and the whole Montessori community, we ask that you please share our offer with parents in your schools and with other interested organizations. In partnership with James and Sarah Moudry, we are happy to be able to stay connected and to continue our support of the Montessori community with this uplifting and inspiring parent resource during this period of physical distancing.

Recent NAMTA Journals

Volume 44. Number 1, Winter 2020 Volume 43. Number 3, Summer 2019