April Updates

April News from NAMTA

Our April newsletter shares the gift of Gerry Leonard’s 1990 interview with Thomas Berry. Berry shares a unique perspective as an author, historian, and theologian who was deeply concerned with the human impact on earth systems and the role of education at the present moment of ecological crisis. The 1990s was a time when the Montessori community was beginning to become aware of Berry’s inspirational work. His influential book The Universe Story, written with evolutionary cosmologist Brian Swimme, was published in 1992. Berry was also discovering Maria Montessori at this time and became so impressed with her book To Educate the Human Potential that he purchased many copies to send to colleagues and friends. Over the past thirty years, our NAMTA journals have included articles by Thomas Berry, including excerpts from his groundbreaking book The Great Work. Our Way into the Future (1999). Many NAMTA journal contributors over the years have quoted from and referenced his work. NAMTA’s relationship with Berry emphasizes one of our most important roles within the Montessori world: bringing new voices to our community and sharing our voice through new partnerships. Berry was always a welcome and inspiring voice at NAMTA conferences, most notably at the important conference, The Epic of Evolution, held at The Chicago Field Museum November 1997, sponsored by NAMTA and The American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

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The tribute journal to NAMTA’s leader David Kahn will be printed soon. The date of its release will be announced on our website and our Facebook page. Thank you to all who have contributed as sponsors of this great work.  Your generosity and commitment to the longstanding support of David’s work has enabled us to capture this history as a gift to the present and future of the Montessori movement in North America and beyond. The journal can be pre-ordered for $22.

NAMTA’s Second Warehouse Sale

Our second Warehouse Sale will launch June 15, 2024.  We will be offering select titles from the NAMTA collection.  Publications will be sold at $2 each in a minimum of 5 copies per title, with a $10.00 handling fee added per order. Further details on our warehouse and other NAMTA happenings will be in our May/June newsletter.

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