Professional Learning Teacher as Writer

Teachers Writing for Publication: Tips from a Teacher, Author, and Editor


Written by a former journal editor, this article provides advice about developing teacher voice and in-depth information about getting published in a range of professional forums. The piece offers useful content for writing retreats, and other events/activities related to teachers' professional writing.



Dream, Imagine, Plan

  • What do you want to write about? Or, if you are responding to a Call for Manuscripts (CFM), what aspect of the call will you address? (subject)
  • Who is your intended audience? (audience)
  • What do you want the readers to know, learn, or understand as a result of reading your article? (purpose)
  • List your likely main points or main sections. If you typically outline, go ahead and do a rough outline. (development)