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NAMC's 20 Lessons from 20 Years: Make Mistakes
The idea of making a mistake sometimes prevents us from trying something new or making a change. Often, we can reduce our worries by thinking about potential outcomes. What’s the worst thing that could happen if you made a mistake? Maybe it’s not that bad a...
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NAMC's 20 Lessons from 20 Years: Take Risks
When I began NAMC 20 years ago, I had no way of knowing for sure whether my idea would be successful. I knew from my own experience that NAMC filled a need in Montessori training, but there was still a lot of uncertainty. Fortunately, I decided to take the ...
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NAMC Montessori Manuals: Twenty Years of Innovation and Distinction
When founder and program director Dale Gausman began NAMC,   one of his goals was to make Montessori learning an inclusive experience that students could fit into their busy lives. From his own training and from running his local Montessori early childhood ...
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Planning Going Out Activities in the Montessori Elementary Classroom
Exploring and absorbing the world beyond the classroom are integral components of the Montessori elementary experience. At the start of each year, we discuss going out activities with our elementary students. We discuss our field trip budget and the richnes...
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Supporting Children with Sensory Issues in the Montessori Environment
 Our work is not to teach, but to help the absorbent mind in its work of development. How marvelous it would be if by our help, if by an intelligent treatment of the child, if by understanding the needs of his physical life and by feeding his intellect, we ...
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NAMC's 20 Lessons from 20 Years: It Is Okay to Wait
In our fast-paced world, it is sometimes difficult to remember that waiting is okay. In fact, waiting is often beneficial in the long run. Whether you are opening a new school, learning a skill, or guiding a child to read, taking your time and having patien...
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Valentine’s Day in the Montessori Environment: Lessons in Grace and Courtesy
Of all things love is the most potent. —Maria Montessori The Absorbent Mind, p. 269. Love… it’s a complicated emotion. We can love our child, our partner, or our pet. We can love pizza, the smell of rain, or cheering for our favorite football team. We can l...
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My Experience Working with a Gifted Child in the Montessori Classroom
Montessori education is designed to help all children reach their full potential at their own unique pace. This is equally true for children who have learning challenges and those who are considered gifted learners. I was reminded of this when I had a gifte...
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NAMC's 20 Lessons from 20 Years: There Is No Shame in “I Don’t Know”
I think it’s fair to say that the older we get and the more we experience, the more we realize that there are a lot of things we don’t know — and that’s okay. Not knowing something is the catalyst for learning. It is the starting point for researching a top...
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NAMC's 20 Lessons from 20 Years: Seek Out People with Different Ideas and Beliefs
Have you ever worked on a project where people had differing opinions or offered different ideas of how to get things done? When everyone is given the freedom to respectfully voice their thoughts, it can be an amazingly creative process. Challenging yoursel...
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Ideas for Non-Competitive Physical Education in the Montessori Environment
In a world that often focuses on competition and personal gain, children benefit greatly from opportunities that encourage them to think and act considerately toward others. Montessori teachers try to integrate such opportunities in all areas of the classro...
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Suggestions for Montessori Parents: Helping with Homework
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. —Maria Montessori Words of Wisdom, p. 58. Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children Emma Brown, Washington Post Helicopter parents stir up anxi...
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NAMC has been offering professional Montessori diploma programs to individuals throughout North America and around the globe since 1996. We are proud to be the leaders in delivering Montessori distance education programs and in developing world-class Montessori curriculum. Our success has and always will be closely connected to the success of our graduates, who are thriving in their careers as Montessori educators in over 120 countries worldwide.