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Write for ASCD Online

ASCD is committed to highlighting diverse voices in education and fostering a dynamic community of passionate thinkers who share ideas around problems of practice and leadership. To further these aims, we welcome submissions for blog posts on best practices, innovative and creative approaches, and ideas in K–12 education. 

Short blog posts should be written in an approachable, conversational, inviting, nonacademic style. They should be directed toward an audience of practicing educators—including school and district leaders, instructional coaches and learning coordinators, and teachers—and focus on one or more of ASCD's core topic areas: curriculum and instruction; equity and cultural competency; leadership and management; social-emotional learning; technology; and whole child education.  


What We Look For 

In general, we look for pieces that are timely and topical, addressing current issues and problems of practice in the field in a concise, conversational, and lively manner. Blog posts should also be solution-oriented and grounded in authentic educational practice and evidence. Here are some examples of the types of online content we publish: 

  • Best practice pieces on instructional or leadership strategies that offer immediate takeaways for readers. 

  • Blog posts focused on specific problems of practice in a school community (whether at the classroom or leadership level) and proposed or attempted solutions. 

  • Pieces highlighting or responding to recent developments, controversies, or research findings in the field. 

  • Blog posts responding to current events and their implications for schools and educators. 

  • Personal stories on professional challenges or successes. 

  • Blog posts for school leaders (including teacher leaders) highlighting ideas and approaches to systemwide change and impact. 

  • Blog posts focused on ideas and improvements in educator professional development. 

  • Some of our most widely read topics include instructional strategies, engagement, leadership, professional learning, equity, curriculum, technology, school culture, assessment, classroom management, policy, and social-emotional learning. 


What We Don't Want 

Types of content we are not likely to publish on the ASCD Blog include research reviews or reports; press releases or product promotions; organizational position/policy statements (including those masked as articles); and attack pieces or political rants. Our style is friendly, conversational, and relaxed. While evidence-based and substantive, the articles we publish are not academic in style and do not use excessive jargon or insider terms.   

We encourage creativity and innovative approaches to writing—but also good sourcing! Work submitted to the ASCD Blog must be original to the author(s) and not previously published in any format. Any use of material from generative artificial intelligence tools must be disclosed; text that is based on AI-based research or excerpted from AI responses must be clearly and appropriately cited using APA style: https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/how-to-cite-chatgpt 

We cannot accept pitches for guest posts—please submit the complete manuscript.

ASCD reserves the right to reject material, whether solicited or otherwise, on the basis of its evaluative criteria and current content needs. ASCD offers no remuneration for online articles. 


How to Submit a Blog Post 

Articles submitted for the ASCD Blog should be between 600–1,200 words and written in an approachable, conversational, inviting, nonacademic style. 

  • Please submit your blog post to us via our submissions management system Submittable. We can no longer accept submissions to the blog via email or mail.

  • Please do not include attachments of photos or artwork with your submission. Images will be discussed during the editing process as needed. 

  • Please allow three weeks for a response before querying about the status of your submission. 

We look forward to reading your work!