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

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

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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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Beth Boss's picture
Beth Boss
Fourth grade math and science teacher from Belton, South Carolina.

Educating youth
Should be top priority
Fund education!

Sara Beth's picture
Sara Beth
5th grade science and ELA teacher from Anderson, SC

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

Kwadjo's picture
Pre Service Teacher Clemson University MAT Program

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.

misterabrams's picture
Instructional Leader for Science and Math

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

Allison Ender's picture
Allison Ender
Alternative education teacher from West Allis, WI

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

Anna Pilloton's picture
Anna Pilloton
Program Coordinator

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

Cak's picture
home school 1 13 year old boy

Students like seeds
Wither in the most fertile soil
When the weeds take over

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