If you have a story to tell—something you’ve realized over the course of your career about how to get students excited about deeper learning and personal growth; a new social-emotional learning strategy you recently tried that didn’t quite work out the way you intended and how you iterated to change course; an opinion about the future of education—you have come to the right place.
We welcome pitches on any SEL-related subject and across all grade levels (from pre-K through higher education, and even beyond).
HOW TO PROPOSE A POST TO US
Send an email to INSIDESEL at GMAIL (dot) COM with “Guest Blog: [Proposed Post Title]” in the subject line, and be sure to include the following information:
- A few sentences describing your proposed post and a high-level outline (keep in mind that finished blog posts should be around 750–850 words)
- Links to any multimedia you plan to include
- A few words about the intended target audience for your blog (for example, high school math teachers, administrators, etc.)
- A roughly 80-word bio with details about your role and background
- Three to five links to other pieces (if any) you’ve written, particularly for academic publications
- Full disclosure of any commercial interest in any products or services mentioned
- Your Twitter handle (if you have one)
OUR EDITORIAL PROCESS
Our editorial team will review your pitch, discuss it, and — if we accept it — we’ll ask you to share a first draft with us. From there, we will help work with you to go through a few rounds of revisions. (Guest writers frequently tell us that they appreciate the care and attention they receive when working with Inside SEL editors to create a blog post that resonates with the people they’re trying to reach.)
Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we have to say no to a lot of pitches, including many good ones. While we’re not able to respond substantively to every one, please know that we read all pitches closely, and we appreciate the time and energy that writing them requires. We do our best to respond to all proposals within two to three weeks. If we don’t accept the first pitch you submit, we hope you’ll try again with other great ideas.