27th March 2015 at 00:00
We bring you discussion, debate and issues from around the web and around the world by focusing on the most popular educational hashtags on Twitter

TES plundered Twitter for haikus from teachers on #WorldPoetryDay. As a bonus incentive, we gave teachers the chance to win one of our stunning mugs. A mass haiku landslide followed.

Summing up the relationship between literacy and numeracy was @inFinnityPi, who wrote: "I can count to fiveAnd I can count to sevenMaths or poetry?"

@LRGSChemistry's tweet, meanwhile, cunningly condensed their subject into 17 syllables: "Chemistry laid bareDmitri MendeleevPeriodic chart."

Many tweets centred on the virtues of being a teacher. @MrAkashTrivedi, a science teacher from Leicester, tweeted: "If there is one thingCutting inequalityIt's education." On the other side of the experience spectrum was @miss_trainee, a first-year English teacher, who said: "Always believingNever giving up on themEncouraging growth."

@dukkhaboy, a geography teacher reeling from a recent inspection, wasn't feeling quite as invigorated. "Had Ofsted this weekToday I wed my sofaHorizontal bliss", he wrote.

But who won the chance to sip their morning coffee out of a brand new mug? The prize goes to the joker of the pack, @AnneTaylor100, who tweeted: "Discipline problems?Should have gone to SpecsaversFor pupil control."

Will Martin

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