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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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Math Tutor Grades K-5

Give Students Confidence

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did I do this right
yes you did now explain how
I knew all along

Third Grade teacher from NC

Teach them today. Prepare

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Teach them today.
Prepare them for tomorrow
Lives full of changes

Look within a child; what we

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Look within a child;
what we should emphasise is
his most inner worth.

Realising his dreams,
teach him for who he is and
who he wants to be.

Without agendas,
beyond jingles and slogans,
he's all that matters.

To be a teacher is to know

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+4

To be a teacher
is to know your pupils more
than everything else

standardized madness equals

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0

standardized madness
equals indoctrination
not education

Multi-grade Special Needs Teacher

Teach by Learning

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+2

Inspire, evoke, plan.
Model discernment and growth.
Incorporate praise.

School Leader at Young Audiences Charter School

Scandinavian Wisdom

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Give gifted teachers
A nice paycheck and freedom;
It works for Finland!

edupreneur, parent, life-long learner

It takes a village Stop

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It takes a village
Stop protecting status quo
Think outside the box

Parent and substitute

Adults should ask this: Not

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Adults should ask this:
Not what do all children need;
What does THIS child need?

USJ Lower School Technology Teacher

Technology

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Technology now
It's in their world and their hands
Let's start using it!

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