We want to thank the many Montessori teachers, administrators, parents, and others who continue to visit the NAMTA website, our store, our directory of schools, and job listings.
We have three important announcements to update you on our work:
- The NAMTA Archives are currently not available for browsing or ordering articles. We will continue to keep you updated as we develop a plan for the long-term sustainability and access to this rich collection of Montessori publications, history, and research. All orders that were submitted to our archives prior to March 30 will be fulfilled.
- We are pleased to announce that the last three NAMTA journals will be made available in print editions in addition to the digital versions that are freely available on our website. We will be adding a pre-order form to the Shopify store to reserve your set of the three print journals: Back to the Future; Connecting Montessori to the World; Montessori History: Searching for Evolutionary Scientific Truth. The three volumes will be sold as a set only by pre-order for $45.00 for a limited time. When pre-order ends, the volumes will be sold individually for $20.00 each. We are proud to make these final journals available to you in print. Please check our website, our Shopify store, and our Facebook page for further updates.
- The NAMTA officers recently met at our archive and publication office in Ohio to consider the inventory of NAMTA publications that we still have in stock. The quantities of many of our past publications and journals far exceed the quantities that we regularly sell through the NAMTA store. We are therefore preparing for a NAMTA warehouse sale. All items will be offered in bulk quantities at significantly reduced prices plus shipping and handling. The publications will be listed and purchased through a separate link on the website. As the board determines further details, announcements will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
The NAMTA Officers
Jacquie Maughan, Deborah Bricker, Gerard Leonard, Molly O’Shaughnessy, Sarah Werner-Andrews
Dear Montessori Colleagues,
The NAMTA Officers are thrilled to announce the digital publication of The NAMTA Journal, Vol. 45, 2021. It has been a pleasure and an honor to produce.
This collection reflects not only the journey of NAMTA, but of the Montessori movement. Included are special reprints from the founding voices of Maria and Mario Montessori, Abs Joosten, and Lena Wikramartne, as well as original articles from Molly O’Shaughnessy, David Kahn, Jacquie Miller and Kimberlee Belcher-Badal. We have also included tributes to three trainers who are no longer with us, but whose guidance lives on.
I want to thank all of those who have contributed their thoughtful writing, and to the NAMTA officers who rooted each section with a considerate reflection. And I would like to give a special thanks to our editor, Amy Eikenbery.
This journal represents the final of 45 years of publishing The NAMTA Quarterly and journal. The last three have thus far only been published digitally; we will be printing limited editions of these final three. Please look for an update this summer on the date of the printing as well as the process to pre-order your three-volume set. This latest journal, as well as Vol. 43 and Vol. 44, is available here, and at our website, www.montessori-namta.org
Although this is our final journal, the NAMTA services will continue: the NAMTA store through Shopify offers our publications, selections from our archives, job postings, and the school directory. We will also publish an occasional bulletin to feature relevant articles and important reflections on the Montessori movement and the current and future work of Montessori educators. Thank you for all of your continued work and support of children and families.
Debbie Guren and Barry Hershey, long time supporters of NAMTA and of Hershey Montessori in Ohio, are pleased to share with you a series focusing on the Climate Emergency and Feedback Loops, hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.