We welcome guest posts. The general content we look for is evidence-based education, particularly related to cognition: articles about learning, study strategies, or teaching strategies, with an emphasis on research-based recommendations. We also love to hear from teachers about their experiences putting evidence-based recommendations into practice. Thus, we specifically look for guest blog ideas from teachers who are interested in sharing their classroom practices that are based on strategies backed by research. We also look for guest blog ideas from current students explaining how they use learning strategies backed by evidence.
If you are interested in submitting a guest post, please (1) read the info on this page carefully and then (2) fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Use this form to provide us with your suggested topic and brief outline of the post you would like to write, and then if we agree on the topic and outline, we can schedule a date for publication of the blog. Below, you will find information about what we need:
This section is very important, and is the one we use first and foremost to decide whether a submission is appropriate for our blog. Please make sure to include any references or a link to evidence-based practice (i.e., the strategies we talk about on the blog) within the form below. If you are a teacher or a student and want to write about using evidence-based strategies, please make sure to tell us the strategy and link to a source that you used to learn about the strategy (something fro our blog is fine).
We need scientific references or links to evidence-based practice to determine what submissions are a good fit for this blog, and which submissions are not a good fit. If scientific references or links to evidence-based practice are not included in the submission, then it is not appropriate for our blog and is deleted.
We do not allow any advertising on our blog. We also do not accept guest posts from individuals who are attempting to sell anything within their blog, or authors who work for paper-writing companies. Unfortunately, we do not have money to pay guest bloggers.
While we do not allow advertising, if you have a book or other work of your own that you would like to discuss, we do offer an interview-style guest post option, where you would be free to discuss your work in more detail in the last question. Of course, we will always acknowledge you as the author of the blog post and link back to your own blog or other site and/or social media profile at the top of the guest post. If you are interested in an interview, please check “guest interview” at the bottom of the form.
We also accept guest posts for our digests. These posts are somewhat different in that the topic can go beyond evidence-based practice and can focus more on tools that teachers might use (e.g., we did a digest on websites that are helpful for grading writing). If you are submitting a digest, check “guest digest” at the bottom of the form. In examples of references, please provide 5 links around a given topic, and briefly explain how these links are backed by science, or how they will help teachers, students, and/or parents. The links need to be from different sources, and not just from one group or company.
We would then need a draft from you two weeks before the publication date, so we can go back and forth with edits. The publication date we decide on can be somewhat flexible depending on your timeline and space in our schedule.
If we publish your guest post, you will retain copyright of your post. You are free to reblog the post if you like. We only ask that you link back to our page where your guest post is featured, and mention that the post was originally published on learningscientists.org.
Looking forward to hearing your ideas!
The Learning Scientists.