I appreciate that NAMC makes Montessori elementary manuals available to anyone who is motivated to be a Montessori teacher, anywhere in the world. In my case, there is not even one teacher training center close to where I live. I have two young children at home and a full-time job, so having this option is very beneficial.
Reading through each of the NAMC manuals was an eye-opening experience. The manuals are clearly written so that even non-native English speakers like myself can easily understand them. Each lesson includes the preparation, step-by-step process, and multiple extension examples. For lower elementary, the Classroom Guide and Five Great Lessons | Cosmic Education & Peace manuals are the first two manuals that I would recommend to everyone who wants to be Montessori elementary teacher. I especially appreciate the detailed timetable for the first day of the school year. I come back and read these pages every year.
The blackline masters and support materials on CD are extremely useful, and time saving for new teachers who are starting a new classroom. The Math demonstration videos on DVD are also very helpful when reading through Math 1 manual. Not only you can visually see the presentation, you can understand the tone and speed to use when guiding your students.
Asako Harkins , NAMC Curriculum Purchaser