On December 5th, 1975, five Montessori teachers came together and formalized the establishment of North American Montessori Teachers Association as a non-profit organization. Their goal was to provide an opportunity for continuous research and study of Montessori, to provide a support for Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), to develop greater understanding and support for Montessori philosophy, and to improve the understanding and cooperation among teachers, schools, and communities. As we approach this 50-year landmark, the current officers are striving to keep our extended community as our focus through updates and offerings.
Bi-Monthly Updates and FREE Content
Beginning this month, we will post a short note on our homepage and a re-print of one of our articles from past NAMTA journals or NAMTA Bulletins. NAMTA, through our journals, workshops, and special publications, brought together and shared the wisdom of AMI trainers across the planes of development, Montessori leaders and practitioners, and thought leaders in a number of areas who all contributed to the conversation. In this tradition, we will be sharing our bi-monthly newsletter, which will be accessible through a link on our website’s homepage.
This month we feature The Observation Artist, by Molly O’Shaughnessy, preface to Volume 41.3, Summer 2016.
Announcing a New Journal
NAMTA proudly announces a new journal in production, A Montessori Legacy in Retrospect: The Selected Writings of David Kahn. Under David’s leadership, through its 50-year history, NAMTA was at the forefront of the development of Montessori in North America. This journal captures that evolution through David’s wisdom and voice. We are offering a discounted pre-order price of $22 until March 15, 2024. The journal will be priced at $25 upon publication.
To see details of this extraordinary journal, visit us at our table at AMI-USA’s Montessori Experience, February 16-19, 2024. We look forward to seeing you there!
Help Us Update Our Contact List
As of 2018, NAMTA is no longer a membership organization. Our current mailing list is compiled from members who were active in 2017 and 2018. If you would like to be added to our contact list, update your contact info, or you would like to add a friend, we are happy to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.