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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.

Beyond the Walls of the Training Center

Here at Montessori Northwest, the scope of our teacher trainers and administration 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.

Portland, Oregon is lucky to be home to a thriving Montessori educational community—which was recently reinforced by the city’s hosting of the International Montessori Congress in 2013.


This spring, the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA) will be hosting their “Grace, Courtesy, and Civility Across the Planes” conference here in Portland, March 13-16th. NAMTA has invited all three of our Directors of Training, Ginni Sackett, Sarah Werner Andrews, and Elise Huneke-Stone, in addition to our Executive Director, Jennifer Davidson, to present workshops and lectures to Montessorians coming from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


When asked about her involvement with the conference, Sarah Werner Andrews, Director of Primary Training, she says:

"The theme for this conference came from the Montessori community in Portland. When we take a "whole school" approach to Grace and Courtesy, we model in the most powerful way possible, that civility, respect, and compassion are the cornerstone of Montessori education. And what a wonderful way to live and work in community!  We are thrilled with the opportunity to join Polli Soholt, Pat Schaefer, Pat Ludick, and Julie Comber Martin to explore the depth and potential of Grace and Courtesy."

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.