Future Teacher Resources

Dr. Maria Montessori’s Biography

Find out more about the founder of the Montessori movement and her accomplishments.

Montessori vs. Mainstream Education: An Educational Comparison

See a side-by-side rubric highlighting how the Montessori curriculum “stacks up” to traditional educational environments.

AMI Classroom Standards

AMI schools are held to the highest-level standards as determined by the Scientific Pedagogical Group of teacher trainers. Read here to learn more about these standards.

AMI Teacher Salary Survey

AMI/USA collects important data from AMI schools every other year to analyze and compare salaries measuring averages from different geographic regions, variances based on levels of teacher education or the size of the employer school, and more.

Testing Mania

In an article written by Dr. Angeline Lillard, she examines the research on standardized testing as a measure of learning.

Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study

A report of the research from the Milwaukee Public Schools Montessori Program, supporting the hypothesis that Montessori education has a positive long-term impact.

School Sponsorship List

Annually AMI/USA posts those schools who wish to sponsor teachers for AMI training.

Challenging the Gaze

Written as a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Noah Sobe explores Montessori’s pedagogy based on the 1915 San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The role of the absorbed child and attention are also discussed in-depth.

The Montessori Dictionary

Written by Annette Haines, Ed.D., The Montessori Dictionary defines 44 key Montessori terms found within all three planes of education.

MES Fund, Inc. Scholarship Application

AMI/USA established the MES FUND, INC., the first financial aid fund to benefit AMI teacher trainees, in honor of Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson, who devoted her life to AMI teacher training in the United States. The fund, which is administered and supported by AMI/USA, honors her legacy and extends her contribution to touch future teachers.

Why we shouldn’t write off cursive

With over 40 states adopting the Common Core State Standards, the skill of teaching cursive handwriting is being challenged as it’s increasingly not required curricula in schools. In this featured article, Bobby and June George, co-founders of the AMI school, Baan Dek, challenge this new reality and the pedagogical implications.

Request additional resources about AMI Montessori teacher training from the AMI/USA office.