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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.


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

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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.

Montessori Concepts

 

The Prepared Environment

 

The prepared environment is Maria Montessori’s concept that the environment can be designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child. Learn more . . .

 

 

The Montessori Materials

 

Each material in a Montessori classroom isolates one quality. In this way, the concept that the child is to discover is isolated. Materials isolate different concepts: color tablets for color, geometry materials for form, and so on. Learn more . . .



The Process of Normalization

 

Maria Montessori used the terms "normal" and "normalization" to describe a unique process she observed in child development. Learn more . . .



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