2024 Montessori Administrators Retreat

We hope you can plan to join us for the 2024 Montessori Administrators Retreat!

We are excited to invite all Montessori administrative professionals to this three-day event exclusively tailored to help you discover new strategies, connect with peers, and rejuvenate your skills. This retreat will take place in the heart of

July 19, 2024: 1:00 am - July 21, 2024 5:00 pm ( Repeating Daily )
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2024 AMI Administrators Certificate Course

AMI/USA is proud to sponsor the AMI Administrators Certificate Course

The AMI Administrators Certificate Course is a thorough program that aims to enhance your skills in school leadership, with a focus on Montessori education. This course provides valuable tools for developing strong Montessori schools and building thriving communities.

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    June 21, 2024: 1:00 am - June 24, 2024 5:00 pm ( Repeating Daily )
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Navigating the Complex Emotional Territory of Education

Every day, teachers experience a wide range of emotions, from joy and love to sadness and anger. Yet, some emotions are not appropriate to show or to express in the classroom. Unfortunately, suppressing emotions has many costs, including increased levels of burnout. Dr. Sanden will focus on understanding our

May 20, 2024: 4:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Affirming the Humanity of All Teachers

Patrick Harris II, author of “The First Five: A Love Letter to Teachers”, will share his wisdom and love for the teaching profession. If you are approaching the end of your 1st, 3rd, 5th, or 20th year of teaching in the classroom, the ideas offered

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Building a Culture of Belonging for Adults

If teachers are to be fully present and effective in our work, it is vital that we feel safe in all respects in the environments in which we work. Features of a culture of belonging include recognizing and respecting the voices of colleagues that present with social and personal

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ASQ Overview Free Admin Session

Administrators and educators are invited to hear Dr. Elyse Postlewaite, an independent researcher who recently completed a development screener study (ASQ) that may interest educators who work with potentially neurodivergent students. AMI/USA supported this study and is inviting you to learn about the findings and possible implications.


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The Power of Breath and Laughter for Teachers and Children in the Classroom

There are many “parts” to health.
Of all the parts to health, breath and laughter may be the greatest…maybe!

Being a teacher is no joke! The yearly school calendar never seems to let up. Opening preparations, learning about the children and their needs, lesson plans, parent interactions, fundraising activities, decisions, decisions…on and on

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AMI Administrators Certificate Course

AMI/USA is proud to sponsor the AMI Administrators Certificate Course in July of 2023, in Columbia, MD.

The course will be conducted in a blended format:

  • Registration and reception: July 16, 2023, 5-6:30 PM EST
  • In-person days of instruction: July 17 – 21, 2023
  • Virtual sessions: July 7, September 14 and 21, 2023,
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2023 Montessori Administrators Retreat

We hope you can plan to join AMI/USA and WSLI for the 2023 Montessori Administrators Retreat: Leading Amid Today’s Challenges this July in Columbia, MD!

We are thrilled to host two dynamic keynote speakers, Dr. Pamela Taylor and Dr. Marc Frankel, who will lead us in two engaging sessions exploring

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Neurodiversity in the Montessori Environment: A Forum

April is Neurodiversity Awareness Month. Join this forum where we will share the process and content of the AMI/USA Statement of Inclusion devised by the AMI/USA Human Rights and Social Justice Ad-Hoc Group on Neurodiversity and Inclusion. For this final Spring JEDI session, we welcome:

Carrie Horwitz Lang, Moderator

Catherine Massie, Panelist

Dr. Andree

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Engaging Families Teacher Workshop

In response to the expressed needs of our members, we are happy to announce the launch of our AMI/USA Teacher Workshops Series. These virtual professional development sessions are designed for classroom guides and assistants and focus on supporting them in their professional growth and helping them meet the needs of the

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Fireside Chat: Funding For Your School

Please join our AMI/USA Fund Development Team in a brief discussion about small grants for your school. In our weekly research meetings, our team examines all grant opportunities in education. We are finding small grants that could help support activities in classrooms and schools. All of the opportunities presented are for

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Montessori for All: A Dream Being Realized or One Still Deferred

We are happy to provide this year’s Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion Series virtually to help bring the global Montessori community together!

In honor of Dr. King, his educational philosophy and work to bring equity into all schools, join a diverse panel to discuss how power and privilege

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Liberatory Montessori

AMI/USA’s 2022 Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Webinar Series

As our 2020 Racial Equity Statement declares, “We acknowledge that building and maintaining an inclusive, racially equitable culture will be never-ending and that ever-lasting transformation requires courage, persistence, unwavering commitment, and individual and collective accountability. We encourage all

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Fireside Chat: Funding for Your School

Fireside Chat: Funding for Your School

A Benefit for AMI/USA Members

AMI/USA is dedicated to serving members and the community with as much access to information as possible. Our Fund Development Team provides a list of grant opportunities each month via our E-Newsletter and we’d like to take a closer look

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Liberatory Practices in the Montessori Environment

AMI/USA is excited to kick-off our 2022 Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Series

As our 2020 Racial Equity Statement declares, “We acknowledge that building and maintaining an inclusive, racially equitable culture will be never-ending and that ever-lasting transformation requires courage, persistence, unwavering commitment, and individual and collective accountability. We

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Call To Action Forum: Serving Neurodiverse Children In Montessori Schools

Join Sheri Bishop and Andrée Rolfe for discussion on serving neurodiverse children in Montessori Schools

On October 24, Dr. Andrée Rolfe, a special educator who is AMI elementary-trained, led an exploration of the terminology related to neurodiversity and disability. She also discussed the real and significant differences between Montessori education and the

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The Montessori Experience Registration & Reservations Walk Through

Join us on November 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET for a webinar that will walk through the process of getting signed up and registered for The 2022 Montessori Experience: Refresher Course & Workshops, “Beyond Resilience: Creatively Redesigning Our Future.”  via our event platform in detail.

This session will be recorded and provided as

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Spiritual Vitality in Diverse Montessori Environments

Dr. Maria Montessori was a devout Catholic. This is apparent in her writing and stories meant for children. This is an aspect that is not often acknowledged and explored by many in the current day Montessori Movement. Join us for this rare discussion about how the Montessori philosophy serves to nourish

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Neurodiversity and Disability through the Montessori Lens

As we work to make Montessori spaces more equitable and inclusive, we must consider how we serve children with disabilities.  Dr. Andrée Rolfe, a special educator who is AMI elementary-trained, will lead an exploration of the terminology related to neurodiversity and disability.  She will shine a light on the

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Making A Way Out Of No Way

BBMW and AMI/USA Community Town Hall

October 14, 2021

Town Hall Program Overview

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CT – The first hour was simulcast live on Dr. Ayize’s #UMustLearn weekly radio broadcast WPFW FM 89.3 in DC (globally at

Dr. Ayize led a panel dialogue

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Addressing the Teacher Shortage: #ConsiderMontessori

Ready? Well, ready or not, another school year has already begun. As with the start of school years in the past, there are many things to grapple with in order to be prepared. Yet this school year’s readiness is particularly challenged by some complex

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Building Resilient Montessori Schools: A Discussion

Montessori in Action: Building Resilient Montessori Schools is a new book that explores applying the Montessori method to the whole school. This session will be a discussion with the author, Elizabeth Slade, and three school leaders who are building resilient schools through implementation of the Whole School Montessori Method. Hannah

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Black Montessori Education Fund Anniversary Fundraiser

To kick off this year’s series, come celebrate the Black Montessori Education Fund (BMEF)’s 1st Anniversary on Friday, July 30 at 5:00 PM EDT. All are welcome as this will be a virtual event to celebrate BMEF’s anniversary and support Montessori education for the Black child. Click here to

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Juneteenth Community Event

On Wednesday, June 16 at 7pm ET (4pm PT | 5pm MT | 6pm CT) we held a free community event commemorating Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the end of the enslavement period in the United States as on June 19th, 1865, federal troops finally arrived

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AMI/USA Equity Statement Forum

On Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm ET (4pm PT | 5pm MT | 6pm CT) we discussed the AMI/USA Equity Statement that was released in February and serves as our commitment to building

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Earth Day Event 2021

Earth Day Event

On Thursday, April 22, 2021 we had the pleasure of hearing from a diverse panel of community leaders who shared topics related to environmental education, environmental justice and sustainability in celebration of Earth Day. After the speakers shared about what they are doing in their communities, we had a

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The Virtual Montessori Experience 2021

Request a certificate of attendance from AMI/USA

CEUs from Loyola University Maryland ($25 fee)

The 2021 Virtual  Montessori Experience!

The year 2020 has been full of transitions — on a local, national and global scale. Many of these transitions have required unfathomable feats of adaptability. Join us February 12-15, 2021 as we

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New AMI Consultant Orientation

UPDATE: At this time, AMI/USA has determined that the orientation program will be conducted remotely and that all facets of the program will be conducted online.

The New AMI Assistants to Infancy Consultant Orientation program is scheduled for January 14–18, 2021. More information can be found by clicking

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Preparing Ourselves Spiritually and Mentally for Revolutionary Social Change

Preparing Ourselves Spiritually and Mentally for Revolutionary Social Change

We are living in another revolutionary situation. The 1960’s civil rights movement was a struggle to eliminate segregation and establish equal rights under the law. Our current social justice movements aim to gain universal equity and accountability. This will require  conscious

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The Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist Administrator Workshop

The Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist Administrator 

Take a moment to think about what a fully functioning ABAR school would look like and feel like. For me, It is a place where every family, learner, and staff member feel celebrated and seen. The community holds each other in love and

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Remembering Indigenous Voices in the Classroom

Remembering Indigenous Voices in the Classroom 

This webinar touches on why we forget to include the Indigenous voice in our classrooms and reminds us all of some concrete actions and vocabulary to take in the classroom so as to not be

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De-Centering Whiteness in Montessori Spaces

De-centering Whiteness in Montessori Spaces

On Sept. 21, 2020, we explored some of the ways in which whiteness informs and limits our ability to fully realize Dr. Montessori’s vision for justice. We learned about the historical construction of whiteness, the legacy of racism in schooling, and the ways

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Mastering Parent Communication and Connection

So how do we get better — for the benefit of everyone, child and adults alike? This webinar helps to answer that question. Using challenging real-world examples and scenarios, combined with simple yet effective principles and practices, it will put attendees on the road to mastering parent communication and connection.

The emphasis

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Baltimore/Columbia Workshop Montessori: Learning for All

Join us in Columbia, Maryland, for our first of two regional workshops in 2019-2020. We look forward to partnering with NAMTA for what will be their final regional workshop as well as with EAA, our continuing partner for major professional development events.

Advanced registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available.

If you

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Supporting the Natural Development of the Will

The will is a psychic power that humans are not born with, but one that develops over time through experience following natural laws. The child’s development of will; therefore, is a gradual process that is dependent upon an environment that supports its growth. Unfortunately, misunderstandings abound regarding how best to support

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Refresher Course and Workshops in New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2019 Refresher Course & Workshops took place February 15-18th at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA.


Sheraton New Orleans
Intercontinental New Orleans (overflow)
Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter (overflow)


Keynote Speaker
Refresher Course Speakers


2019 Refresher Course Brochure


Register online
Scholarship information (deadline was 11/12; submission process

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