I delivered this poem in Amsterdam, at the Annual General Meeting of the Association Montessori Internationale, on April 17, 2016. I wrote it in response to a request that I celebrate the intersection of the mathematical and the pedagogical threads of the conference with a poetic interlude.
Less than three weeks later, back at home in Denver, I was fired on my arrival at the office – without incident, warning, or discussion. With few exceptions, I have not heard a word of interest or concern from my Montessori colleagues in the US or abroad since that day.
Be careful with your poetry. It can give people ideas.
Downloadable pdf: Let me be Zero