Friday, August 20, 2010

The Montessori Classroom - A Very Montessori Poem

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A Montessori class is like no other,
Calm and peaceful, neutral in color
Amazing materials to challenge the mind,
And countless opportunities to grow and to shine,

A harmonious tone, where grace and courtesy are seen,
Children helping, children learning, exploring why leaves are green,
A joyous community where independence abounds,
Learning through the senses, sandpaper letters to learn the sounds,

Learning about the continents, working with landforms too,
Learning the parts of an insect, persevering to tie your shoe,
Pushing in your chair, rolling up your mat,
Using the Moveable Alphabet to spell the word, ‘c-a-t’

An environment where children work at their own pace,
Discovering, exploring, no pressure to win the race,
A philosophy that helps children be all they can be,
Guiding their learning by following their lead,

Intrinsically motivated,
Independent too,
The power of the absorbent mind
Soaking up knowledge through and through

Maria Montessori is one of a kind,
An acute observer, an intelligent mind
She believed in following the child’s lead,
And giving children the tools to help those in need

A Montessori class is like no other
And a teacher I’m proud to be
A role model, a facilitator, a nurturer, a friend,
Guiding them on a journey that I hope will never end

I feel so proud, so honored and blessed
To help each child achieve their best
To instill in them a love for life,
A passion for learning and a zest for life

Thank-you Dr. Montessori for inspiring me each and every day. I feel like I am on a constant journey and each day the children have something more to teach me. I can’t even put into words how much I love being a Montessori teacher - I wake up every morning excited to start my day and honored to be able to experience learning through the eyes of a child!

With thanks,

The Montessori Classroom - A Very Montessori Poem by Bree Van Nes

As much as possible, NAMC’s web blog reflects the Montessori curriculum as provided in its teacher training programs. We realize and respect that Montessori schools are unique and may vary their schedules and offerings in accordance with the needs of their individual communities. We hope that our readers will find our articles useful and inspiring as a contribution to the global Montessori community.
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Friday, August 20, 2010.


  1. Ms. Van Nes:
    What a great poem; although I am new to Montessori Education, the more I learn about it, the more I am convinced that it is the best way to educate and prepare children for life. Thank you for sharing with everybody!

  2. Bree,
    I loved your poem. Thank you for sharing such a great poem.
    I'm really enjoying reading your blogs on your Montessori classroom experiences.


  3. Hello Bree,
    Thank you for sharing your poems about the children and Montessori classroom experience with us. They show that you are a true professional dedicated to your work and who has an impressive experience in the Montessori education.
    May more of us follow your footsteps,
    Edi Cope

  4. I am touched by your comments, Edi! Thank-you so much and I am pleased that you are enjoying the posts as well as my poems.

  5. what a lovely and lively poem it is! thank u 4 sharing your poem
    May Allah bless u in this world and in the world hereafter.


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