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

Elana Leoni Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate the month, we're having a fun poetry contest.

Here's how it works:

:: Post your limerick on how to best improve education below :: Invite others to vote on your limerick. 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 five limericks with the most "thumbs ups" will have their limerick promoted on edutopia.org's homepage and in our enewsletter! Plus, you'll get a fabulous bag of art/poetry-inspired goodies!

Let the Limericks begin! Deadline is April 30 at midnight PDT.

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Kudos Seaman

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Thanks for a great chairperson...one who cares about students.

Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Limerick Winners Announced!

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In case many of you haven't seen the winners on our homepage last week, we announced the winner here --> http://www.edutopia.org/limerick-contest-winners.

Congrats to the winners and a HUGE thank you to everyone who particpated -- we have some really talented and creative educators out there :)

Elementary School Library Media Specialist

Dewey love reading!

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Congratulations on winning with this ode to all librarians.
Renee Teague
media specialist

Elementary School Library Media Specialist

Thank you for this timely ode

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Thank you for this timely ode to all school librarians!

Elementary School Library Media Specialist

Sorry for the

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Sorry for the duplication...this is my first comment post.

Education Limerick

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To better improve our school
and make it really cool,
we'd learn at our pace
in our own space,
with success being our tool.

Career & Technical Education Curriculum Coordinator

Please throw away all the

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Please throw away all the tests
Teaching kids subjects is best
If I need some data
I'll ask the mad hatta
And then we shall toast all the grads.

Career & Technical Education Curriculum Coordinator

Fill in a bubble or learn how

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Fill in a bubble or learn how to read?
Wait for the stop or investigate the leaf?
Read science fiction or learn to write diction?
Advance on a test or solve the equation?
We have become a test only nation!

Literacy Teacher Educator, Texas

Valuing Teachers and Their Skills

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Schools are only as strong as their teachers,
But valued pedagogues are mythical creatures.
If politicians could see,
Rather than trust egos like Rhee,
Our children would not be stuck in the bleachers.

7-12 English teacher from Frazee, Minnesota

Where does Education come from?

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The ideal educational policies
Are nothing more than pure comedies
The hearts that should lead
Are in teacher that breathe
And not in Whitehouse theologies

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