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AMI Podcasts is a unique collection of presentations, talks and lectures on Montessori principles and practice, the unique nature of childhood and natural human development, human rights and much more. At the moment, the series includes AMI AGM presentations and Maria Montessori House Talks.

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AMI Podcasts is a unique collection of presentations, talks and lectures on Montessori principles and practice, the unique nature of childhood and natural human development, human rights and much more. At the moment, the series includes AMI AGM presentations and Maria Montessori House Talks.

    EsF Stories: Bambini in Emergenza

    EsF Stories: Bambini in Emergenza

    Listen to the latest episode of our EsF Stories series to find out more about Bambini in Emergenza, a non-profit foundation that operates in Romania to aid abandoned children from HIV/AIDS positive mothers. Our guests in this episode are Annamaria Minardi, project manager at Bambini in Emergenza, and Mariana Uliță, a 3-6 AMI trainer and the president of the Montessori Institute of Bucharest. Together, they tell the story of Bambini in Emergenza, Montessori in Romania and the close collaboration between Bambini in Emergenza and the Montessori Institute of Bucharest. Listen here to learn more about Annamaria and Mariana's wonderful collaboration.

    • 40 min
    EsF Stories: Luming and Lora Woellhaf

    EsF Stories: Luming and Lora Woellhaf

    Educateurs Sans Frontières recently spoke with mother and daughter Luming and Lora Woellhaf, to learn more about their work in the Philippines and their foundation Mithing Pangarap. Their initiative is two-fold, and combines a thriving private Montessori school in Metro Manila with an outreach Montessori program that nurtures the educational and holistic development of children from the underserved community at Smokey mountain, a former dumpsite in Tondo, Manila.

    • 59 min
    AMI Talks Episode 3: The Art of Storytelling with Carla Foster and Gabrielle Ahuli'i Ferreira Holt

    AMI Talks Episode 3: The Art of Storytelling with Carla Foster and Gabrielle Ahuli'i Ferreira Holt

    Stories are everywhere — when we talk of history, science, mathematics, and inventions, we do not only speak of facts, we also speak of wonder and speaking to the power of the mind. We used to be great storytellers: it was a way to pass on the history of our families, the animals, villages and our land.

    In today’s world, we have often outsourced our memories to written text. And here is a fascinating dilemma: we must not forget how to tell stories, and yet the written word has also given us the possibility to preserve and share our stories with people from the other side of the planet.

    On 31 August 2021, AMI trainer Carla Foster shared with us The Art of Storytelling - how important it is for the elementary child, and how to perfect this art in our teachers.  She was joined by Gabrielle Ahuli'i Ferreira Holt who spoke about the importance of exposure to stories and legends of cultural significance in early childhood, helping children engage deeply with their culture and also creating more meaningful connections across cultures.

    • 53 min
    EsF Stories: Hillary Korir

    EsF Stories: Hillary Korir

    Listen to the first EsF Story by Hillary Korir, who will talk about his work supporting Montessori education in Kenya. Hillary is the former Executive director of Montessori for Kenya, and has been involved in Corner of Hope from the starting point in 2010. He has now taken up a new responsibility at the Kenyan government, but will stay closely involved with Montessori for Kenya, to contribute to the growth of Montessori education, especially for those with limited resources,and to share all the experience and wisdom he has gathered over time.

    • 17 min
    AMI Talks Episode 2: Women's Rights Discussion with Silvia C. Dubovoy and Ama van Dantzig

    AMI Talks Episode 2: Women's Rights Discussion with Silvia C. Dubovoy and Ama van Dantzig

    On 8 March 2021, we held our second AMI Talk during which Silvia C. Dubovoy and Ama van Dantzig shared insights on equality and equity gained from their professional lives. Silvia shared an overview of the social movements and historical context that shape Montessori's particular brand of idealism. Silvia explored her ideas about the education of young girls and the link between the wellbeing of mother and child in the context of what we now know as Montessori theory and practice. In her daily life, Ama works with game-changers, pioneers and visionaries to create a brave new world. She strives to develop and support the ideas and interventions that unleash much needed societal shifts. Ama shared her passion for helping people find ingenious solutions for the challenges of our time. She also focused on the relevance of uniting people and communities in order to help leaders to take the steps to confront such challenges.

    • 41 min
    AMI Talks Episode 1: Montessori: Champion of the Rights of Children with Erica Moretti

    AMI Talks Episode 1: Montessori: Champion of the Rights of Children with Erica Moretti

    On 6 January 2021 we held a unique online session which focused on the social mission of Montessori. This was the first of a series hosted by AMI's Educateurs sans Frontières (EsF), where we reflected on the legacy of Maria Montessori and explored the application of Montessori principles in today's world. We discussed the roots of Maria Montessori as an advocate for children and looked at how Montessori principles and practice can offer a pathway to addressing some of the current global challenges.

    About the speaker: Erica Moretti is assistant professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY. She received a Ph.D. in Italian Studies from Brown University and a diploma in American Studies from Smith College. Her research interests include modern Italian intellectual and social history, biopolitics, gender studies, modern and contemporary Italian literature, and Italian colonialism. Her book the Best Weapon for Peace: Maria Montessori, Education, and Children's Rights is forthcoming with the University of Wisconsin Press.

    • 23 min

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