WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS
From the Classroom
Stories on timely, relevant topics of interest to K-12 teachers. Articles may cover classroom management and practice, lessons plans, and strategy descriptions. Do you have an activity that’s particularly effective with your students? A great tip for classroom management, organizing your time, dealing with social issues, or building classroom community? Personal essays about a teacher’s poignant, revelatory, even humorous experiences with kids, staff members, parents, or community? Colour photographs or samples of students’ work that clarify your ideas are helpful.
The Big Picture
Articles to help busy educators tune into education trends and issues, current research results, and professional development opportunities.
Focus on Schools
Let us know if something exciting is happening in your school.
If you have taken a fantastic holiday or trip, especially if there is an educational component to it, we are looking for informative and entertaining articles involving teachers outside the classroom.
Topics could include coping with teaching and family, strategies to stay healthy while teaching, relaxing and rejuvenating, or planning for retirement.
A limited number of new releases are reviewed in each issue. The books chosen for review generally have a strong curriculum connection or serve to highlight some aspect of Canadian culture. The reviewers are people working in the field of education who have a passion for books and literacy and who volunteer their time to help us showcase books that could be used in Canadian classrooms and school libraries. Click on “Contact” in the menu bar above for the address to which review copies may be mailed.
Announcements about new contests, products, programs, or services that are relevant to classroom teachers. Up to 200 words. Please write your announcement as objectively as possible, avoiding superlatives and wording that sounds like a sales pitch.
We are happy to print announcements of upcoming events anywhere in Canada that may be of interest to educators.
Have you self-published a teaching unit, or are you wanting to market a product to teachers? Interested in arranging a home exchange or renting vacation accommodation? Take advantage of our classified ads which reach teachers across Canada. 50 words for $50 (min).
Please email your query proposal, outlining your idea. Include with your proposal a brief description of your qualifications for writing about the topic, including any connections to associations or businesses. We may accept an article but hold it for a future publication.
We invite informational and entertaining material. If you have business or organizational interests, please deal informatively with the topic and avoid overt self-promotion.
As you write, think: How can I make this article most useful for teachers? Write in your natural voice, as if you were talking to a colleague. Whenever possible, gender should be neutral. For example, instead of “man” or “mankind” use “people.”
Please provide full contact information and a bio-note at the end of the piece for inclusion in the magazine, referring to your relevant experience, training, current status, school name and location, or whatever you think is pertinent.
We reserve the right to edit all submitted works.
Submitters are expected to ensure accuracy in their copy, especially with phone/fax numbers, addresses, names, places, factual material, and statistics.
Submission constitutes the creator’s permission to use the material in Canadian Teacher Magazine. Please state at the time of submission if the material was previously published or is being submitted elsewhere.
Articles should be in the range of 800 – 1000 words, but shorter or longer pieces may be accepted. Please note an approximate word count with your proposal or submission.
Light, bright colour images with sharp focus and good contrast are best. Send via email (maximum quality jpeg at 200 dpi). Please do not embed photographs in your text. Submission constitutes permission of the photographer to use the photographs in Canadian Teacher Magazine and, if there are any children in the photographs, that parental permissions have been granted. For cover consideration, send vertical orientation at 300 dpi.
A year’s free Canadian Teacher Magazine subscription is provided to those whose articles are published. For those with a business or organizational interest to promote, we will include your contact information with your piece.
|Winter||November 15||January 15|
|Spring||February 15||April 15|
|Fall||July 15||September 15|
We accept only email submissions.
Please send your submission queries to Diana Mumford, editor,