Are there certain issues in education that you’re passionate about or have strong opinions about? What works in your classroom? What practices or hacks do you employ in your teaching that you wish you could share with other educators? There’s a lot to learn from practices that don’t produce the outcomes we desire as well. What doesn’t work in your classroom? Discussing the things that aren’t working in your classroom can be helpful and informative to your fellow educators; we want to hear those stories too.
The Peer Tutoring Resource Center (PTRC) has quickly risen as a top website for peer tutoring in k-12 thanks to the educators who submit resources and contribute towards the blog. While this site generally focuses on the curation of resources for k-12 peer tutoring practitioners, that is, educators who incorporate peer tutoring methods into their teaching, you’ll find that we present other related topics that are of interest to many peer tutoring practitioners. This site also lists resources for topics such as collaborative learning, cooperative learning, project-based learning, deeper learning, character education, social and emotional learning and other practical teaching strategies.
The PTRC invites educators and experts who have practical experience or in-depth knowledge of the aforementioned topics to write informative articles for our blog. Can’t find your topic of interest? You’re welcome to tell us why your topic would be useful to this site’s audience of k-12 educators.
Here are a few examples of the topics / types of articles that interest our audience:
- Tips for ensuring the success of peer tutoring programs
- Practical ideas for implementing peer tutoring strategies in the classroom / school
- Peer Assistance Learning Strategies (PALS)
- Classwide Peer Tutoring (CWPT)
- Collaborative learning practices in the classroom
- Cooperative Learning Strategies
- Emerging peer tutoring models (or research) and how they can be applied to the 21st century classroom
- Teaching practices that promote deeper learning
- Personalized learning
- Student-centered learning
- Character education
- Maker-centered learning
- Project-based learning
- Reading and literacy
- Math content areas
- Flipped Classrooms
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Lesson plan ideas
- Book reviews (contact us for a list of books we’re interested in)
Do you have a great idea for an article? Submit a proposal by sending a message via the contact form below or firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Article Pitch. To speed up the review process, it would be helpful if you include the following information with your proposal:
- Your role in education
- A few sentences about your topic
- Why you believe the topic is relevant to the PTRC audience
- Why the topic is timely
- Potential title for the article
Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!