Montessori in the Square 2014

Montessori Northwest will once again offer "Montessori in the Square," a public Glass Classroom event held in the heart of Downtown Portland, Oregon--Pioneer Courthouse Square.

This celebration of Montessori education will feature three large interactive Montessori classrooms:  Assistants to Infancy (ages 0-3), Primary (3-6), and Elementary (6-12), activities for children, and information for parents. Trainers and guides will be on hand to assist viewers with questions. More information here.

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Elementary Workshop--Stories and Self-Construction

Montessori elementary children explore the legacy and creative power of language.  Montessori adults, too, can learn much from an in-depth investigation of stories and the roles they play in development and in the transmission of culture. The stories we tell the children as a framework for Cosmic Education, the stories the children tell us, in their journals and in our conferences with them, and the stories we tell each other in our class meetings or gatherings: All contribute greatly to shaping the Montessori elementary experience, and contribute to optimal development for the children.

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Primary Workshop--Self-Discipline and Joyful Learning: Normalization in the 21st Century Montessori Children’s House

Joyful learning, spontaneous concentration, self-discipline, literacy, and practical mathematics are expected outcomes of normalization in a Montessori early childhood classroom. In this weekend workshop, we will explore Montessori’s theory of normalization in relation to the materials and activities found in a Montessori 3-6 classroom: how to first offer motives for concentrated activity leading to nor- malization and then turn this point of arrival into a point of departure through the materials for development in Sensorial, Language, and Mathematics. Observation, friendliness with error, and indirect preparation will give further focus to this exploration across all of the areas and all of the ages in the Children’s House environment. 

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Saturday Open House and Info Session

Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of every month with a free open house and information session. Occasionally we also offer an extended Open Houses on Saturdays too.

Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us

NAMTA Conference in Seattle

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. 

Fostering Montessori Preparedness for Global Citizenship


November 13-16, 2014, Hotel Deca, Seattle, WA

Conference Theme:

A global citizen identifies as being part of an emerging world community and contributes to building that world community. How do our Montessori communities nurture this perception and shared identity? We begin with geography in the Children’s House, go through the vastness and diversity of human culture in the elementary, and then continue with the collaborative work of the adolescent community. Lynne Lawrence will address how Montessori prepares teachers for the cultivation of global citizens and how this identity adds a layer of responsibility to help shape who we are.

Learn more by visiting NAMTA's website here.

Pacific Northwest Montessori Job Fair - Presented by Montessori Northwest

You are invited to attend the Pacific Northwest Montessori Job Fair, being held at Montessori Northwest in Portland, Oregon. This exciting event will be a great opportunity for schools who are hiring to easily connect with potential applicants in person. Schools from Oregon, Washington, California, and around the United States have been invited to attend and job postings and résumés from around the nation will also be featured at the Fair.

Additional information & registration can be found by clicking here.

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