Guidelines for submitting a post

Writing guidelines for the Teaching for Learning Blog

Please read our welcome message which gives a good overview of the main purpose behind this blog.

*Disclaimer: On occasion, our editorial team may need to make small changes (i.e., photo change, title edits, light copy editing, etc.) to your post. By submitting to the Teaching for Learning Blog, you agree to these small editorial changes. Every effort will be made to retain the integrity of the work.

For each post, please send us a Microsoft Word document (including hyperlinks and in-post photos where relevant) with the following:

  1. A short title that best reflects the content.
  2. At least one image (with the source indicated) to be used as a featured image for the post. Please use the following guidelines when submitting images:
    1. Only high-quality, large images will be accepted (minimum of 1440 pixels wide).
    2. Images must be free for commercial and personal use.
    3. Small or low-quality images will not be posted.
    4. Please do not submit clipart of any kind.
    5. It is preferred that images come from a free Creative Commons image bank, such as pexels.com, pixabay.com, or unsplash.com.
  3. Relevant tags for the post.
  4. Relevant category. Choose one from “Faculty Today,” “Students Today,” Universities Today,” or “Events.”
  5. Length of post: approximately 250-2000 words

Topic: Almost anything to do with higher education. Possible ideas for columns/themes:

  • Reflections on something I tried in my classroom (from faculty perspective)
  • Reflections on something I experienced in my classroom (from student’s perspective)
  • Good news on campus or in higher education in general
  • Controversies at McGill or in higher education
  • Books that influenced my thinking about teaching and learning
  • Teaching and learning spaces
  • Etc.

Who can post: Anyone that is involved or interested in Teaching and Learning. This can be university staff, faculty members, students, or community members. In order to post you will need to request an account.

Approval process: All posts and comments need to approved by Adam Finkelstein.

Next steps: Once your post is posted, please feel free to share the link, on social media or otherwise, with friends and colleagues.

Email us a post today!