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Poetry Contest: Write a Haiku on How We Can Improve Education

Elana Leoni Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Poetry Contest: Write a Haiku on How We Can Improve Education

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate the month, we're having a fun poetry contest.

Here's how it works:

:: Post your haiku on how to best improve education below

:: Invite others to vote on your haiku. To vote, simply click on the thumbs up icon in the top right-hand corner of the post.

:: At the end of the month, the top three haikus with the most "thumbs ups" will have their haiku promoted on edutopia.org's homepage and in our enewsletter! Plus, you'll get a fabulous bag of art/poetry-inspired goodies (worth over $100!)!

Let the Haikus begin! Deadline is April 30 at midnight PDT.

P.S.: A good reminder about haikus: Haiku poetry type is a Japanese poem composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.

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school kids learn things

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kids learn things everyday
are they really listening
they need better schools

Listen to teachers Next,

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Listen to teachers
Next, rebuild communities
Then fund schools, not wars

Give us time to plan, tools

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Give us time to plan,
tools to engage the child, and
learning will commence.

Elementary School Computer Teacher and Technology Specialist from New York


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Rushing through learning.
How much can we learn at once?
Treasure what you know.

how fast can u go

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we think its a race
you go your fastest
you dont try your hardest

Science is the best Painting

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Science is the best
Painting makes me so happy
Exercise is fun

11th grade English teacher in Alternative Education

Live to Educate To bring

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Live to Educate
To bring forth and to draw out
Not to bubble in


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From the depth of fear
You say, I cannot learn this
Day by day you can.

Educational researcher and writer

Imagination Focused stillness

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Focused stillness hand and heart
The river flows now

Leave Economy Forget the

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Leave Economy
Forget the Corporations
Students above all.

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