Now, it’s your turn!

Do you have a story to tell? If you’re unsure how to answer, one thing is true: everyone has a story. Whether you’re in teachers college or have been working with young people for decades, there’s an experience waiting to be shared with the world.

  • Have you finally figured out what gets kids excited about learning?
  • Do you have a strategy that has made teaching simpler or more enjoyable?
  • Is there an open letter you need to get off your chest that teachers everywhere need to hear?
  • Have you cracked the code on using technology in the classroom?

If you found yourself saying yes to any of those questions or ones similar, you are in the right place. Your experiences have made you a better educator and a better person, so why not share them with others?

How to Propose a Post to Us

Send an email to yourhigheststandard@gmail.com with “Guest Post: [Proposed Title]” in the subject line. Along with that information, please be sure to include the following

  • 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
  • Who the intended target audience for your blog post is (e.g., elementary or high school teachers, administrators, youth leaders, etc.)
  • A 1-3 sentence third person bio with details about your role in education
  • Any links to other pieces you’ve written, particularly for academic publications, if applicable
  • Full disclosure of any commercial interest in any products or services mentioned
  • Your preferred social media handle (if you have one)

Please note: We accept only original submissions. If your post has appeared elsewhere, we will not accept it.

What Happens Next?

Once we’ve received your email, the process goes like this:

  1. Our editorial team will discuss your pitch and, if we accept it, ask you to share a draft of your post. (You can expect a response within 2-3 weeks.)
  2. One of our editors will work with you through at least one round of revisions to make sure it’s as polished and helpful to our readers as possible.
  3. Lastly, we’ll let you know when your guest blog post will be published and shared on social media.

If your submission is not accepted the first time, we encourage you to keep the conversation going. Feel free to send us an email with some ideas for topics you think will really resonate with fellow educators. While we may not respond substantively to every one, please know that we read every guest blog pitch closely, and we thank you for taking the time and effort to reach out.