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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.
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