AMI Teachers

The Montessori approach offers a broad vision of education as an aid to the unfolding process of life. It succeeds because it draws its principles from natural human development, embracing the wonder and curiosity in every child.

As an AMI trained teacher, you understand the incredible responsibility you have embraced—to assist in the natural unfolding of each unique human being in your care. Your training was rigorous, and your commitment was of the highest degree.

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Resources for Teachers

Recommended Books for Teachers

Recommended Websites for Teachers

  • The Montessori Administrators Association (MAA) is an organization that supports the administration of Montessori schools by providing opportunities for networking, continuing education, and the exchange of ideas and experiences.
  • BoardSource, formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, is an organization and website that caters to the needs of not-for-profit boards of directors across the country. Highlights include the Leadership Forum and the Books & Tools section.
  • The National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) mission is to be the national voice of independent schools, and the center for collective action on their behalf. NAIS exists to represent and sustain schools that are self-determining in mission and program, free from government control, and governed by independent boards.
  • Independent School Management (ISM) is a comprehensive management-support firm for private-independent schools in the United States and abroad. ISM is dedicated to the advancement of school management and provides creative strategies by combining extensive research, proven management techniques, and personalized service.
  • Free Management Library: Free Complete Toolkit for Boards is a remarkably thorough resource for every issue an administrator or board might encounter. This site also offers information that is valuable to for-profit school administrators as well as non-profit organizations.
  • This diagnostic assessment document developed by Jim Collins, author of From Good to Great, presents information and worksheets that give you the opportunity to assess where your school is on the journey from being good to great. There is also an interesting companion section to Jim Collins’ diagnostic assessment document: Conversation with Jim Collins presents interesting reading on building a visionary organization.
  • This series of essays from author and EAA speaker Maren Schmidt offers ideas for creating a fresh approach to education.