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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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Kate Esaia's picture
Kate Esaia
Mom of 3, works in Tech. Dept. at Maple Shade School District

Edutopia is a great place to land
When your teaching needs a helping hand.
We all need to share
So everyone's aware
And our classrooms will all be so grand!

Grant Jones's picture
Grant Jones
HS Teacher at a hybrid school

We started here kids to reach
We continue because we care for each
Oh what we could do
If we could change a few
Starting with the ones who teach

Sheila Gatling's picture

There once was a teacher
Who planned

To stump her colleagues

Each man

I'll bet I can get

More success than you rest

Cause I care more
How kids learn
Than you can

Let's mix some love
With help from above
And I'll stir it all up in a plan

My students will thrive
All state tests they'll survive
And I'll be running the place
In no time!

Sarah's picture
Student Teacher

Be patient with children, give each one a chance
Let them have choices, teach them with a stance
These children are the future, they should be exposed to different things
It is important for each, to fly their own wings
So be there to guide them, but let them choose their own dance

Lisa Lantz's picture

Each classroom around will undoubtedly contain
A variety of needs, cultures, and "brains"
Each teacher must start
With a desire to reach each one in her heart
And then add enough planning, preparation and prayer to sustain.

Christina DiMicelli's picture
Christina DiMicelli
Technology Integration Specialist

It is a teacher's desire
To light each student's fire
Begin with a trek
That integrates tech
And strive to stay out of the mire

Debbie Radleigh's picture

There once was a politician who cared
About teachers who come to school prepared
To teach kids who show up
to school ready to learn
And governments who make education fair!

Janice Conger's picture

There once was a teacher who reached
Every student she wanted to teach
Her process was cool
Technology a tool
Life-long learners created from each!

Shelley Owen's picture

There was a smart teacher who, herself loved to learn
This love of learning sparked a fire in all - and not a slow burn!
With enthusiasm and passion she learned along with the rest
She knew that she and her students could all be the best!
The joy that resulted from starting these fires was worth more than she earned!

There was a young student from public school
Whose teachers were not all so very cool
Some held his attention by making learning fun
Rote memorization of texts there was none
His learning felt relevant so he said to himself,
"these are the teachers that rule!"

Once there was a district with budget woes
The test scores of students hit all time lows
When one bright idea was brought to the powers that be
"Look, we know a way that's been proven to work, come with us and see"
They brought in technology so that students could learn anywhere,freely, now everyone knows,
Just how easy some things can change.

John Roberts's picture

To improve the big world of our learnin'
T'ward accountability we should be turnin'
But the trend is to blame
only teachers, oh, shame!
Tis the wrong way to go, that's fer sure-nin.

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