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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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

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

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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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Community activist/educator from Harlem's picture

Learning in school used to be fun.
Before a certain politician decided to run,run,and run.
Teacher's were able to teach.
Parent's were easy to reach.
Seem's like those day's are done,done,and done!

yayas46's picture

Students are engaged to learn
In classes where there is concern
Where students are the center
And teachers are the mentor
It is these classes that provide the greatest return!

yayas46's picture

Students are engaged to learn
in classes where there is concern
where students are the center
and teachers are the mentor
It is these classes that provide the greatest return

Sheila Cordry's picture

A teacher's day is never done;
We must reach each student with engaging fun;
So we pull out the technology tools;
And we do not mind as we learn and teach looking like fools;
Because when our kids love to learn it is like seeing the rising sun!

Diane Garmire's picture
Diane Garmire
Gifted/Talented pull out program grades 4, 5, 6 from Spokane, Washington

A teacher called "Dear Mrs. T."
Was as creative as she could be
She lit such a fire
Learning fueled her student's desire.
And she completely ignored NCLB!

Diane Garmire's picture
Diane Garmire
Gifted/Talented pull out program grades 4, 5, 6 from Spokane, Washington

I know a teacher of art
His job is soon to depart
He held a pink slip
Clenched tight in his grip
Saying, "This recession cuts right to the heart"

Laura Baran's picture

The ol' school was utterly failing
sliding down on a nail covered railing
An idea like a solvent,
More parental involvement!
And voila! ol' school was no longer trailing

Richard Mussler-Wright's picture

Students in the best institutions
need to spend less on mad test persecution.
And design projects to demonstrate
How much they know and end all debate
We should end this testing desecration!

Richard Mussler-Wright's picture

Students in the best institutions
need to spend less on mad test persecution.
And design projects to demonstrate
How much they know and end all debate
We should end this testing desecration!

Richard Mussler-Wright's picture

Students in the best institutions
need to spend less on mad test persecution.
And design projects to demonstrate
How much they know and end all debate
We should end this testing desecration!

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