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Why Submit to TESOL Planner?

Here at TESOL Planner, we’re dedicated to providing quality resources for language teachers, and we know that the best way to do this is to collaborate with all of the wonderful talented professionals throughout our world. Together we can bring fresh ideas and innovation into our classrooms without having to do all of the work on our own. There are many benefits to getting published on TESOL Planner.

After reading through this page, you can access the link to the submission form at the bottom.

Perfect Your Craft

Teaching is a lifelong journey of learning and growing. I started TESOL Planner because I was tired of having great lessons and ideas get lost on my computer. When I started posting my ideas, I realized that it really helped me take time to reflect and improve on something I had done in class. I fixed any mistakes, made modifications to help improve it, and posted it in a place where I could easily find it again. By submitting to TESOL Planner, you’ll be taking some time to reflect on your best material, improve it, and describe it. It will help you grow as a teacher, and you’ll also be able to easily access it down the line.

Get Recognized for Your Hard Work

It’s no understatement that we work hard. Why not get some recognition from time to time. I’m sure that you’ve spent many of your evenings and weekends planning, grading, and creating. Why leave your brilliant ideas buried in file folders on your computer? Share it with the world of language educators and get some recognition. When you get published on TESOL Planner, you’ll get an author box at the end of the page to recognize you.

Contribute to Open Source Resources for Teachers

As teachers, we love finding great, free content that we can use in class with our students. Submitting to TESOL Planner is a way to join in the creation of a bank of quality resources that we can all draw from. This helps us as teachers while we plan for class, and it can also help reduce material costs to students.

Submission Guidelines

Our goal at TESOL Planner is to create a place where teachers can access quality resources. In order to maintain the integrity of our content, please carefully read through this section when preparing your submission. Paying attention to the details will help improve your chances of your submission being chosen for publication.

What We Look For

TESOL Planner is looking for lessons, activity ideas, handouts, student packs, slides, articles on current topics, and other things relevant to language education. Whatever it is that you submit, we will be looking to see if submitted material is:

1. Relevant: Is the resource relevant for teachers? Is the resource relevant for students?

2.  Engaging/Interesting/Useful: Is the resource engaging, interesting, or useful for students?

3. Carefully formatted: At TESOL Planner, we pay attention to detail. If your resource includes a handout or another type of student material, it needs to be carefully and thoughtfully put together to make it visually clear and engaging.

4. Original: All material submitted to and published on TESOL Planner must be original and free of copyright. You cannot submit pages from a textbook or other resources downloaded from other websites. This also includes any media (images, audio, or videos) used on handouts or slides. The best way to assure that all images are free of copyright is by using a CC0 licensed stock photo website such as pixabay.com or pexels.com.

Submission Process

Anything you submit will need an accompanying article. This will vary a bit depending on what you’re submitting. For example, if you’re submitting an article on a current topic in the field, then that’s all you need. However, if you’re planning to submit a handout, you still must write and submit an article that describes the resource and explains how to use it. You can also include how it went in your class and other relevant information.

To submit materials to TESOL Planner, follow the submission link below. In order to complete the form, you will need to create a TESOL Planner account. You will also need a Google account in order to submit your article in a Google doc shared with tesolplanner@gmail.com to allow for comments.

If your resource is chosen for publication, you will receive an email detailing the steps you will need to follow to write your post on TESOL Planner. Please note that you may receive editorial comments for revision before publication.

If your resource is rejected, we will send you an email letting you know. We do encourage you to resubmit other resources in the future even if you receive a rejection for one.

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