Ms. Parks’s Eighth-Grade Students At Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Sandy Parks, librarian at Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, discovered Six-Word Memoirs when she read our book for teens: I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure. Parks saw an opportunity to create a lesson

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What “Adulting” Means In Six Words

Ready or not, the responsibilities of life catapult us into adulthood. For SixContest #99, we asked you to define “adulting” in Six Words. Your interpretations ranged from literal (“Adulting means accepting responsibility without complaint.” —@miriamarond) to legal (“Adulting means well stocked liquor

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Top Six Words on a Gender-Balanced World

Six-Word Memoirs partnered with Emmy-nominated filmmaker & Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain and her acclaimed participants on May 10 for the first annual 50/50 Day—a global summit on gender equality. For this special SixContest, we challenged everyone to come up

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Ms. Vinikoff’s Sixth-Grade English Class at Princess Anne Middle School in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Six Words concept has followed English teacher Andrea Vinikoff throughout her life, starting in high school and continuing in college when she was assigned Six-Word Memoirs in some of her classes. When the Virginia Beach native became a teacher, she

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Top Six Words for Stress Relief

Everyone needs a break from the daily grind. As we get caught up in our busy lives, it’s easy to forget how to de-stress. For SixContest #96, in honor of Stress Awareness month, we asked for your six words on relieving stress. Your suggestions

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Classroom of the Month: Professor Merwin’s Advanced English Students at Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico

Lindy Merwin focuses on creativity and critical thinking skills in her advanced English college course at Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico. Six-Word Memoirs has been especially useful as she helps students navigate the differences in writing styles between Spanish and English. Merwin explains

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Classroom of the Month: Ms. Bechard’s English Classes At Lord Dorchester Secondary School In Ontario, Canada

At Lord Dorchester Secondary School in Ontario, Canada, Six-Word Memoirs helps secondary school students open up to writing, offering an easy and engaging extension of their classroom learning. English teacher Jamie Bechard adorns her classroom wall with this six-word tenet: “Give your voice value with

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Top Six Most Creative Six-Word Excuses

Spring fever is spreading and the improving weather makes everyone want to ditch a few responsibilities. Anticipating the need for extra play time, for SixContest #94 we asked for your most creative excuses in six words. Some offered timeless excuses (“I have let the dog out.” –LisaK

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