Would you like to write a post for Teachers Workshop? A few guest authors are accepted per year.
Query with the following:
- An application at the Duke TIP employment portal.
- Once you have completed the application there and have been invited to a video interview, take the following steps here, as directed by the video interview instructions.
- Attach below a formal query letter sharing your idea for a post. The query letter should provide the following:
- A synopsis of the post in no more than 200 words, summarizing the content and how it will benefit educators of the gifted. We seek authors who can provide key, concrete takeaways for curriculum and instruction. If you are pitching a Lesson Blueprints post, provide the following as well: key details on elements of the lesson and what types of accompanying handouts, video resources, and any other necessary elements for lesson implementation you would include.
- an author biography of 50-100 words highlighting most crucial elements of your writing and teaching credentials related to gifted education
- a pitch of why the post will suit Teachers Workshop and its audience. Include references to existing posts and sections of the blog as you state how your work will complement or enhance the resources of Teachers Workshop, or how your post will offer new and needed materials.
- Also attach a writing sample that you believe is a good example of your writing for blogs. If you already submitted a link in the video interview portal, you may attach the query letter again instead.
Duke TIP pays $100 for The Art of Instruction or The Craft of Curriculum posts, and $200 for Lesson Blueprints posts.
Duke TIP does not respond directly to queries unless we see an opportunity to include your work. Please do not re-query us if you receive no response. Posts are scheduled several months ahead.
Once your work is published, Duke TIP owns the copyright of posts. Writers must provide original content.
Duke University TIP reserves the right:
- To publish posts Teachers Workshop has accepted in other Duke TIP digital or print publications, formats, or mediums;
- To authorize others to reprint posts in the form in which they appeared in the blog; and
- To authorize posting on non-Duke TIP websites of posts in the form in which they appeared on the blog, with credit to Duke TIP and links to Teachers Workshop.