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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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6th Grade Math Teacher in Point Pleasant, NJ

Recipe for Success

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Black coffee to start off the day.
Green tea when it's well underway.
At lunch a short walk
Around the school's block
And at night, a fine cabernet.

6th Grade Math Teacher in Point Pleasant, NJ

Recipe for Success II

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Be patient, creative, and kind.
Apply for each grant you can find.
Defy all constraints.
Decry all complaints.
Say thank you and open your mind.

Back to the Books

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Students born in front of flat screens
Develop brains the size of green beans.
To help them succeed
We must get them to read
To learn from what others have seen.

Revolution

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Since money is never enough
And the problems in schools are so tough
I think the solution
Is complete revolution
Corporate testing must be met with rebuff

Stop Testing, Start Teaching

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Since money is never enough
And the problems in schools are so tough
I think the solution
Is complete revolution
Corporate testing must be met with rebuff

Student (Why isn't there a category for this! Students have ideas too!)

Change School Hours

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School schedules are things teens cannot do
The hours are hard to get through
A study was fixed
that teens waking at six
is like adults waking up at two

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/09/AR200601... (the article about the study)

Student (Why isn't there a category for this! Students have ideas too!)

Reform School Hours

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School hours are things teens cannot do
Tiring days are even harder to get through
A study was fixed
That teens waking at six
Is for adults like waking at two!

The article about the study: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/09/AR200601...

Unfunded Mandates DIE!

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There once was an unfunded mandate,
That schools were required to instigate,
The teachers cried, "NO MORE!"
We will have to shut our door,
We need money from the people who legislate.

How much do we value a number?

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While teaching our students to read,
All our efforts are turning to speed.
But we all should remember
That not all can be measured...
With deep thinking, our children can exceed!

Fired ex-Geography/Journalism/English teacher, Houston, Texas

One way to improve education

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One way to improve education is to get rid of the insipid advertising or at least call it the propaganda that it is!

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