We hope that this communication from NAMTA finds you safe and well, and that you have found support as you continue to navigate this crisis for your schools, your families, and your communities.
The link to our offer for free viewing of “Edison’s Day” has been extended through July (promo code FREEJULY). Other NAMTA videos that are available for rental through vimeo include What is a Montessori Toddler Community? What is a Montessori Children’s House? and The Montessori Elementary Classroom.
NAMTA has revised and updated our website. This new website will enable us to continue to serve the Montessori community more efficiently, and we hope will be easier for you to use. It has three primary functions.
Our online shop offers the NAMTA journals, parent education booklets, DVDs, as well as those of AMI and other authors. Over the next several months, we will be assessing our inventory in order to meet your needs and requests. We will also feature specials on several of our past publications. Please note that the links to our recent digital journals are available on the homepage.
We are preparing the second issue of our 2020 journal, “Connecting Montessori to the World, Past, Present and Future” which will be published digitally in October.
We will offer print copies of the 2020 journals and will send out information on how to pre-order after we send out the second digital issue.
The Montessori Archives will be transferred to the new website. We are reviewing the contents as well as the process for making the Archives available to the Montessori community through the NAMTA Shopify store.
The Archives will temporarily be unavailable. Current subscribers to the Archives will have access to the contents once they are in the store inventory. Future subscription details will be announced when the Archives go live in Shopify.
The Job Listings:
The NAMTA website is a great place to post your job listings for your schools. Unless you inform us otherwise, every job posting will remain active for 6 months. We are simplifying our process for placing and paying for job postings. Please note the following pricing: For ads that are 100 words or less, the price will be $75.00, for ads 101-200 words, $100 and anything over 200 words, $150.00.
We want to encourage schools to list themselves on our online school directory. This is an easy means for schools, parents, teachers and others to find schools in their area.The NAMTA website is one of the only websites that offers this service to all schools and programs at no cost.
A few closing notes:
At the end of our last membership year, we sent out a survey requesting feedback on NAMTA’s work and your thoughts about the future of the Montessori movement. We have compiled your contributions and will feature them in a summary in the journal. If you did not have a chance to complete the survey that we distributed last year, we encourage you to do so now.
If any questions arise when you go to our new website, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes and stay safe,
The NAMTA Officers:
Sarah Werner Andrews