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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Appreciation - Tip #9: Write a Haiku

Get tips and ideas every day in May for Teacher Appreciation Month on how you can thank your favorite teachers -- and support them throughout the year!
Credit: Illustration by Walter C. Baumann

Tip #9: Write a Haiku

Unleash your creativity by writing a haiku poem in appreciation of a teacher. A haiku is a Japanese poem composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. For examples, see this compilation of haikus from educators about how we can improve education.

Write about the teacher or tell them what you value about education -- The possibilities are endless! For inspiration, check out some of our most popular poetry resources: Grand Slam: Performance Poetry Engages Students (video) and Poetry Can Change a Student's Life (blog).

"Every Day in May"

Every day in May we'll be offering up a new way to appreciate teachers.

Do you want to share a recommendation for how best to show your gratitude to an educator? Post a comment with your tip below -- we'll feature the most popular ones (that is, comments with the most likes) on Edutopia.org and in our newsletter.

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