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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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Interactive class Children

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Interactive class
Children lead discovery
Teachers serve as guides

What is Education?

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Race to explore minds
Not those standardized test scores
Do what's right for kids

Gosh I love my job too bad

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+4

Gosh I love my job
too bad they make it so hard
what am I to do?

It's up to us

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Let our kids be kids
Find their strength and nurture thought
Together we learn

Touch hear say smell

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Touch hear say smell see
Question answer I don't know
I learn by doing

New Electronics provide new

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New Electronics
provide new tools of learning
But good teachers rule.

retired elementary teacher

Forget the big test Inspire

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Forget the big test
Inspire each young child
Then learning will come

Coordinator of TECH and Media Services @ SOESD, Medford, Oregon

Habits of the Heart

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Across many years continuing,
public spaces implanted
within the private hearts of students.

English Language Arts

How We Can Improve Education

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The school door slams shut
Kids stand outside in the rain
Not one drop of hope.

my job (extended hiaku)

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tears role down my face
on the sidewalk of my
school they took away

they took away my only job
my only responsibility as a child
to get an education

they have put their evil arms around it
they took my dream down with one hit to the wall
my job has been ruined by the people in D.C

i can smell the dust of that building i once knew.
how do they tear down something with so many purposes.
to the future doctors,nurses,and lawyers.

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