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Beyond the Walls of the Training Center

Here at Montessori Northwest, the scope of our teacher trainers extends well beyond the walls of our beautiful training center. Whether offering individual consultations within schools, providing original content for Montessori journals, or presenting at education conferences, MNW’s leadership is passionate about advancing the international Montessori movement and bringing the benefits of Montessori education to children worldwide.

This fall, the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA) will be hosting their “Fostering Montessori Preparedness for Global Citizenship” conference just up the road in Seattle, WA, from November 13-15th. NAMTA has invited two of our Directors of Training, Sarah Werner Andrews and Elise Huneke-Stone, to present workshops and lectures to Montessorians coming from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

When asked about her breakout session at the conference, Elise Huneke-Stone, Director of Elementary Training, said:

“The six years of elementary (6-12) are the relatively stable period between the transformative times of infancy and early childhood (0-6) and adolescence (12-18). At this stage of development, human beings are primed to learn as much as they can about how to get along together, how to meet their social needs. Dr. Montessori writes that these children have a special sensitivity for the acquisition of culture, and the classroom is one of their most significant experiences of human society. The prepared environment for elementary has to be a place in which the children are guided by the adult in the creation of a "practice society" in which the elements of social life can be explored. In this workshop, we'll examine ways that we can put before the elementary child these elements of social life, and help them develop the social skills they will need throughout their lives.”  

The staff of Montessori Northwest are committed to the success of our students and the growth of Montessori as a whole. By training to become a Montessori teacher at MNW you access our rich organizational history, work alongside some of the best trainers in the world, and begin a journey towards more meaningful and enjoyable work. 

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MNW Trainers Published in Latest NAMTA Journal

We are delighted to note that both Sarah Werner Andrews & Ginni Sackett, both of MNW’s Co-Directors of Primary Training, are featured in the most recent NAMTA journal.

The North American Montessori Teacher's Association (NAMTA) links Montessorians with their legacy and their future. Its services include print publications, audio visuals, conferences, and research. 

One of NAMTA's  endeavors is the publication of a quarterly journal. This publication includes articles by Dr Montessori as well as scholarly papers on Montessori and related topics. 

The most recent NAMTA Journal - Vol. 39 #2, Spring 2014 - is dedicated to "Breaking the Poverty Cycle: Social Retooling of the Montessori First Plane".

The NAMTA Journal is typically only available to NAMTA members, but we’ve received permission to make available these great articles for you to enjoy and share!

Ginni Sackett's Article:  "The Lines That Make the Clouds" The Essence of the Mathematical Mind in the First Six Years of Life (download)

Sarah Werner Andrews' Article:  Joyful Engagement: Montessori's Common Core Standard (download)

If you’re interested in obtaining the full journal for yourself, it can be purchased here.  

Ginni Sackett Published

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The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), with which Montessori Northwest is affiliated, was founded by Maria Montessori in 1929 to protect the integrity of her life’s work. AMI upholds these origins by maintaining core functions that include overseeing/developing Montessori teacher training around the world, organizing conferences, overseeing the publication of Montessori’s work, and many other endeavors.

One of these ‘other endeavors’ is the publication of a periodic journal. This publication includes articles by Dr Montessori as well as scholarly papers on Montessori and related topics. Currently, two issues are published each year.

The most recent AMI Journal is a definitive double-issue reviewing Montessori literature on the psychology and implementation of peace on earth. It’s made extra special for two additional reasons:

  1. It reprints in book size NAMTA's exhibit, Guided by Nature, that appeared at the 2013 International Montessori Congress in Portland.
  2. It features the article “A Sharp Call to the Public Conscience: Maria Montessori and the Social Party of the Child” by Ginni Sackett.

Ginni Sackett, one of MNW’s very own Directors of Primary Training, is also an AMI consultant and examiner. She is passionate about advancing the international Montessori movement and bringing the benefits of Montessori education to children worldwide.

The AMI Journal is typically only available to AMI members, but we’ve received permission to make available Ginni’s great article for you to enjoy and share.

If you’re interested in obtaining the full journal for yourself, it can be purchased here.  

 

Posted on April 24, 2014 and filed under Articles, From our Trainers, Primary.