How To Contribute

Thank you so much for your interest in contributing to reThink ELA! We are always looking for K-20 classroom teachers who can help our readers learn new and effective ways to engage their English Language Arts students.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to model writing for publication to your students and for you to get your content in from of your peers across the globe.

Format

We write in article format. We start with a story that illustrates a problem our readers may be experiencing in their classes, provide potential solutions to help teachers change their mindsets and/or their pedagogies, and share how our experiences impacted our students.

Word Count

We look for articles that are between 500 to 1,000 words long. However, this is just a guideline. If you're article needs to be longer, just make sure you use paragraphing, images and subheads to help create white space and enhance readability.

Voice

As an RTE guest and a classroom teacher, you are an expert in education. Write with confidence and demonstrate a positive attitude towards your students, colleagues, and schools.

Mission

Our mission is to help teachers from in all schools encourage ELA development in and engage all their students.

We Do Not Accept

  • Articles that have been published elsewhere
  • Articles or other content that promotes a specific product or service.
  • Articles that are not well organized and focused
  • Articles that are unrelated to rethinking English Language Arts education

Our Editorial Process

If you'd like to contribute an article (or series of articles) to the reThink ELA blog, here's how:

  • Fill out the contact form below. Make sure you describe your proposal and tell us about who you are. Please DO NOT send an entire article.
  • Once your proposal has been accepted (or if we have requested an article from you), send us a copy of the article via Google Docs.
  • After your article has been reviews and/or revised and edited, as needed, we'll provide you with a login to add the article to our site.
  • If you are a continuing contributor, please continue using Google Docs for drafting so that we can make use of the commenting system for the revising and editing processes.