OMA Media Library Page
Every OMA school member may borrow materials from the Media Library for the cost of postage. E-mail or call OMA well in advance of your event and request a specific material.
If the item is available, it will be mailed to you as soon as possible.
Please return the materials promptly to OMA with a check for postage and any comments regarding the quality of the material.
Please note! Materials are various media: DVD, VHS Video, CD, Audio Cassettes and Slides. OMA is in the process of rebuilding our library with DVD’s instead of VHS tapes. We will be adding new items as our budget allows. Click here for a Lending Library list you can print out. OMA adds to the Lending Library regularly. If you have a title of a book or DVD you would recommend, let us know!
WHAT IS THE MONTESSORI TODDLER COMMUNITY?
WHAT IS MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY?
MONTESSORI FOR ALL CHILDREN
MONTESSORI: PATHWAYS TO SOCIAL REFORM
MONTESSORI: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE GENIUS
With Angeline Lillard –
REFINING THE 3-6 PREPARED ENVIRONMENT
This presentation contains more than 100 slides of an exemplary 3-6 prepared environment that examines the physical, psychological, and pedagogical levels of implementation. The presentation can be used as a springboard for discussion by an onsite Montessorian as part of a one-day seminar for the school’s 3-6 teachers to create an optimal prepared environment integrating beauty, proportion, and presentation techniques to hold the child’s attention.
REVISITING AND REFINING THE 3 TO 6 PREPARED ENVIRONMENT
THE CHILD IN NATURE
Montessori teacher trainer Nimal Vaz, along with Robin Moore, landscape architect, and Thomas Berry, theologian-philosopher, shows how the naturalized schoolyard brings the child into contact with the natural world and the universe. The video introduces teacher and parents to the necessity of outdoor learning environments for preschool and elementary classrooms. Running time: 16 minutes.
SANFORD AND JUDY JONES: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
How to Structure: movement exercises, music appreciation activities, singing lessons, the Montessori Bell lessons, sensorial through notation. Children ages 3, 4, and 5. How to structure: movement exercises, music appreciation activities, singing lessons, theory lessons using the Montessori tone bars. Children ages 6-11.
Taking the Test
by Paul Epstein, Ph.D.
Why the Troubled Economy is an Opportunity in the Making of Your School
By Tim Seldin
Montessori is an Education for All
During Scary Economic Times: Montessori is Not For the Faint Hearted
By Paul Epstein
Going Green on a Whole School Basis
Handbooks- Assuring the Clarity, Consistency and Authenticity of Your School’s Montessori Program
How To Raise an Amazing Child—Part 1
OHSU 2009 Brain Series
Learning, Arts and the Brain
Aging Brain Plasticity
Brain Chemistry for Lovers
MONTESSORI IN ACTION: LEARNING FOR LIFE
Depicting a day in the life of a Montessori 3-6 school, the narrative explains fundamental principles that underpin the Montessori philosophy. Narrated by Lynne Lawrence, Director of Training and Schools at the Maria Montessori Training Organization in London.
WHAT IS MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL?
A companion video to be used with the booklet What Is Montessori Preschool?
WHAT IS MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY?
A companion video to be used with the booklet What Is Montessori Elementary?
CIRCLE OF INCLUSION
Focuses on the inclusion of children with severe and multiple disabilities in a preschool Montessori program. The perspectives of teachers, administrators, parents, and children are included. A brief reproducible manual accompanies the videotape.
A CHILD’S HOME ENVIRONMENT
Explores the effects of the home environment on the child and highlights principles of concentration, choice, and responsibility.
IS MONTESSORI FOR ME?
Considerations of Montessori versus other preschool alternatives, as seen from the point of view of a prospective parent.
FIVE GOING ON SIX- MONTESSORI STYLE
Demonstrates the benefits of the third year in the primary class. Outstanding Montessori schools in Washington, D.C., and Hudson, Ohio, document the child’s experiences and development.
GROWING UP MONTESSORI
Examines children who have graduated from Montessori elementary; interviews with students, parents, and junior high teachers. Documents the successful transition from Montessori to traditional schools.
MARIA MONTESSORI: FOLLOW THE CHILD
Prize winning documentary by Joe DeFrancesco and Doug Clark. Interviews with first generation Montessorians who knew Maria Montessori are interspersed with some of the most spontaneous Montessori classroom scenes ever filmed.
WHY MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY
Focuses on the ideal and unique features of Montessori elementary education. A short section about what happens after Montessori makes this piece an effective introduction to the elementary program for prospective parents.
MONTESSORI UNDER THREE
An introduction to the Montessori infant program, hosted by Dr. Silvana Montanaro and Judi Orion. Chronicles early infancy, the mother-infant class, and scenes of the infant-toddler community.
STARTING FROM YEAR ZERO
Japanese children are depicted in prepared environments demonstrating the potential of infant-toddler communities. Excellent parent education film and documentary of the Takane Nursery and Narkita Children’s House.
MONTESSORI FOR THE URBAN CHILD
Five urban projects show rapid movement into the educational mainstream. Great primary and elementary sequences and an upbeat view of Montessori demonstrate why Montessori is in demand.
TOILET TRAINING BEGINS AT BIRTH
A toileting method that listens to your child’s needs in a sensible and caring manner. This video is endorsed by Dr. Thomas B. DeStefani, M.D., Chairman of Pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center.
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Based on their books “How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk” and “Siblings Without Rivalry”, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish have created two workshop programs for parents and professionals. Each kit is a self-contained course including a leader’s guide, one participant’s workbook, audio cassettes for each session, and one copy of each book on the required reading material list.
The Board Handbook (Two CD’s)
What’s Going on in the Teenage Brain
Attending to Attending:
An Intro to Ethnographic Observation (Two CD’s)
Looking to Sustainability Through a Whole School Perspective
RISE UP SINGING TEACHING TAPES (also on CD now) (The tapes have been transfered onto CD. You may request either set.)
Six sets of tapes contain a simple vocal and instrumental rendition to every song in the “Rise Up Singing” song book. The tapes include enough of each song to enable you to learn the full melody, including the verse, chorus and bridge, and variations.
MONTESSORI CASSETTE I
Side 1: Montessori Education; An overview, Side2: Montessori Education Human Development and the prepared environment.
MONTESSORI CASSETTE II
Side 1: Educating the Montessori Teacher, Side 2: The Relevancy and Future of Montessori Education
AT HOME WITH MONTESSORI
Slide show based on the booklet At Home with Montessori. Includes a discussion guide.
MONTESSORI: THE INFANT YEARS
Dr Silvana Montanaro, Montessori Assistance to Infancy Trainer, has utilized selected slides from her private collection for this pictorial series which includes: prenatal life and birth, maternal care, food (breast feeding and weaning) and movement.
THE CREATIVE CLASSROOM
Elementary and preschool environments, with a full array of materials and artistic activities.
TAKING MONTESSORI HOME
Many detailed examples are given for applying Montessori principles to the home environment.