Tell Your Story. Blog with Tch.
Everyone has a story to tell — and teachers tell some of the most fascinating tales!
Teaching Channel’s mission is to create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow.
We believe teachers should have opportunities to learn from each other… and sharing your story, while engaging with the stories of others, is one of the most powerful ways to grow.
Is there something you’ve learned over the course of your career about engaging your students or creating a positive and supportive class culture?
Is there a strategy you’ve tried that changed your practice? Or maybe one that didn’t work out quite as you’d planned, but left you with an “aha” moment?
Did you rethink how you teach a particular course or lesson? Do you have advice or resources you can share with other teachers working to address similar challenges?
There’s a teacher out there who can benefit from your ideas!
We welcome pitches from educators — whether you’re a classroom teacher, on special assignment, an instructional coach, an administrator, or serving a non-traditional or hybrid role in the field.
We’re interested in your ideas and puzzles of practice on all academic subjects and all grades from pre-K through 12th. We love new and innovative ideas that ground the work of teachers in current events, culture, research, and policy.
And we’re always interested in pitches on our core areas of focus:
You can also see what topics we’re planning on covering by viewing our advertising calendar here.
How to Propose a Post to Us
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Guest Blog: [Proposed Post Title]” in the subject line, and be sure to include the following information:
- A six sentence summary that describes your proposed post and a high-level outline (keep in mind that finished blog posts should be around 750 words).
- A few words about the intended target audience for your blog (e.g., high school math teachers, administrators, etc.).
- Describe how you will “hook the reader” to make them want to read your post.
- Define the most important thing a teacher should take away from your post.
- Explain the call to action for the reader.
- Include links to Teaching Channel videos, blog posts, Deep Dives, etc. you can connect to your post. Please make an effort to include a minimum of one piece of original Teaching Channel content.
- Links to any multimedia you plan to include.
- A short bio with details about you, your role in education, and any teacher networks you're affiliated with (e.g., NNSTOY, NBCT, NWP, etc.).
- Three to five links to other pieces (if any) you’ve written, particularly for academic publications, and/or a link to your personal blog page. If you are just beginning and don’t have a published portfolio of work, tell us that too!
- Avoid advertising and self-promotion. If you do mention a product or service in which you have a commercial interest, full disclosure of this relationship is required.
- Your Twitter handle (if you have one).
Our Editorial Process
Our editorial team will discuss your pitch, and if we accept it, we’ll work with you to develop a timeline and ask you to share a draft of your post.
Next, it’s likely that one of our editors will want to work with you to do at least one round of revisions. In the spirit of “getting better together,” a Teaching Channel editor will engage with you in an ongoing dialogue, help you to build your skills as a digital writer, and work with you to create an engaging blog post that resonates with the Tch community and teachers at large.
There are so many great ideas out there, but we won’t be able to accept every pitch. Depending upon the volume of submissions we receive, we may have to say “no” to some of them. You'll hear from us within two months of receiving your submission if we plan to run your story.
We will not be offering compensation for blog posts at this time, but we will include an author bio and a photograph, in addition to hyperlinks to blogs, personal websites, etc.
If we don’t accept the first pitch you submit, we hope you’ll try again — and often — with other great ideas.
Some Resources to Inspire You
If you’ve never published an article or a blog post before or are wondering whether your idea is a good one for Teaching Channel’s audience, check out these resources for some guidance and inspiration:
Meet Meg Richard, Tch Next Gen Squadster: Meg Richard is a seventh grade science teacher at California Trail Middle School in Olathe, Kansas. She is passionate about integrating authentic, hands-on science experiences for her students and knows a thing or two about making science fun. Whether writing alone or with her husband, Matt, Meg's posts are timely, relevant, creative, and incredibly engaging. Meg takes a novel idea and demonstrates true pedagogical value by connecting her classroom activities with current events, the NGSS, and the Science and Engineering practices. Meg and Matt authored Teaching Channel's most popular post of 2017, Fidgeting for Physics: Spinner Science in Six Steps. This is a fantastic and creative blog post, but it's also lengthy due to the science involved. Keep that in mind as you read and know we don’t expect the posts you submit to be this length. As noted above, the length of a post should be approximately 750 words.
Impactful Blog Posts: Get a concrete sense of the kinds of positive, constructive, and actionable posts we seek by reading some recent posts from the Tch Community.