Thursday, March 25, 2010
I am attending the American Montessori Society (AMS) Annual Conference where 3,000 Montessori educators have gathered in Back Bay Boston to celebrate AMS's 50th anniversary. It was in 1960 when Dr. Nancy McCormick Rambusch reintroduced America to Dr. Montessori's philosophy, started the Whitby School in Greenwich, CT, and formed AMS. Made up of 1,100 Montessori schools and 11,000 members, the organization holds its annual conference each year in a major city in the U.S. This year Dr. Diane Levin (author of So Sexy So Soon), Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall (author of The Power to Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning and Schooling to Life), and Daniel Pink (bestselling author of A Whole New Mind and Drive) are keynote speakers.