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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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High Expectations

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Expect the highest.
Reading, Writing, add in Math.
YES they can do it!

Reading and writing In all

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Reading and writing
In all subject areas
Brings student success

Instructional Coach

Kids Priority Support from

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Kids Priority
Support from Community
Give teachers planning

Fourth grade math and science teacher from Belton, South Carolina.

Educating youth Should be top

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Educating youth
Should be top priority
Fund education!

5th grade science and ELA teacher from Anderson, SC

If not from us, where? Cut

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If not from us, where?
Cut funds. We can’t do our jobs.
Learn through osmosis?

Pre Service Teacher Clemson University MAT Program

Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking
Knowledge seeps deeper
Flower blossoms

Writing to Learn
Understanding keeps
Roots grow stronger

Interactive not Didactic
Wisdom revealed
Scent of flower blows in the wind.

Instructional Leader for Science and Math

Testing is the answer?

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Students should EXPLORE
Standardized tests are the PLAN
We need to ACT, now!

Alternative education teacher from West Allis, WI

Start with student voice Tap

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Start with student voice
Tap their imagination
Choice as evidence (of learning)

Program Coordinator


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young minds open up
when we warm their minds and hearts
and ignite passion

Children first is key. Next,

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Children first is key.
Next, lots of funding and tons
of technolgy!

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