Whole School Resources

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


Dear NAMTA Members and Followers,

Our operations are currently being moved to Seattle from Ohio. During this rather untimely transition, we appreciate your graciousness.

Our membership requests are currently backlogged, but will be processed once we return from Dallas. If you are purchasing a ticket for Dallas and desire the member rate, we still have the ability to verify existing and new memberships.

All ad requests will also be addressed post-conference.

Store order fulfillment will also be delayed as we set up our new store. We anticipate our store re-opening in December. If you have submitted an order in the past two weeks, that you need right away, please contact us for a refund. If you are able to wait until December, we would be happy to send your order at that time. We understand that this is a less than ideal situation and apologize for the inconvenience.

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If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach us at staff@montessori-namta.org or 206-919-6349

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