The Keepers of Alexandria workshop comes to Cleveland. Join us to dedicate the John A. Wyatt Center for Humanities and Peace.
NAMTA partners with the
Ohio Montessori Alliance for an event in September: Register today!
Attend the NAMTA Conference in Columbia, MD, October 9-12, 2014
Read July NAMTA ENews
New from NAMTA
Grazia Silvana! Montessori Assistants to Infancy
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.
|Textbooks, pencil and paper, worksheets and dittos||Prepared kinesthetic materials with incorporated control of error, specially developed reference materials|
|Working and learning without emphasis on social development||Working and learning matched to the social development of the child|
|Narrow, unit-driven curriculum||Unified, internationally developed curriculum|
|Individual subjects||Integrated subjects and learning based on developmental psychology|
|Block time, period lessons||Uninterrupted work cycles|
|Single-graded classrooms||Multi-age classrooms|
|Students passive, quiet, in desks||Students active, talking, with periods of spontaneous quiet, freedom to move|
|Students fit mold of school||School meets needs of students|
|Students leave for special help||Special help comes to students|
|Product-focused report cards||Process-focused assessment, skills checklists, mastery benchmarks|