Author: dev_team

Aid to Life

The Aid to Life Initiative is founded on the idea that children develop optimally when they are brought up in an environment that supports their natural development, with an adult who understands how to connect them to positive activity and then allows them enough time to grow and develop according to

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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath

Since its release in 2007, Made to Stick has become popular with managers, marketers, teachers, ministers, entrepreneurs, and others who want to make their ideas stick. It’s been translated into Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, and 25 other languages. Made to Stick made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller

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AMI Assistants Certificate

AMI Orientation Courses (formerly known as Assistants Courses) include the following:

  • Introduction to Montessori theory
  • Learning how and when to intervene (not interfere)
  • Dr. Montessori’s ideas of freedom and discipline
  • Required reading from Dr. Montessori’s books
  • Observation
  • Help the children become more independent
  • Learning how to gain the children’s
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AMI Montessori and the Common Core State Standards

In 2013 over fifty AMI professionals – teachers, trainers, consultants, administrators – came together under the sponsorship of AMI/USA and AMI-EAA to create a mapping of a representative AMI elementary curriculum onto the Common Core State Standards. The product of this effort has undergone multiple levels of review, including two levels

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Montessori Guide

AMI/USA’s various teacher forums offer a communication vehicle for teachers to share successes, challenges and ask questions of colleagues. A powerful tool both in terms of accessing best practices, as well as networking with those working from this unique teacher’s perspective. Teachers can request access to their respective level by clicking

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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.

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The National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS)

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.

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Independent School Management (ISM)

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.

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Free Management Library: Free Complete Toolkit for Boards

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.

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Diagnostic Assessment Document

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

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