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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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Joe's picture

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

Liz Pollock's picture
Liz Pollock
retired elementary teacher

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

Jay Matheson's picture
Jay Matheson
Coordinator of TECH and Media Services @ SOESD, Medford, Oregon

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

kathryne meeks's picture

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.

Sarah Zykanov's picture
Sarah Zykanov
Classroom Teacher, Action Researcher

Believe in each child
Examine what they know now
Challenge them to grow

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