Write for Us

We want to hear from rural teachers like YOU about what it is like to live and work in your rural place. Please consider writing for us! Possible topics include:

  • Rural possibilities: What unique opportunities does your rural school provide for you as a teacher? For your students?
  • Rural innovations: What new and effective practices are you using that other rural teachers should know about?
  • Rural challenges: What changes would you like to see in your rural school, and how might they be brought about?
  • Rural specificities: What is it like to teach your specific rural students (English learners, gifted-identified, etc.) about your specific subject (STEM, American history, foreign language, etc.).
  • Rural news: What topics in the headlines (e.g., climate change, critical race theory debates, pandemic concerns)are creating waves in your rural school community? How have they impacted your teaching?

Blog posts should be between 700 and 900 words (approximately). We will work with you to finalize your draft! Please be sure to include the location of your school and a few details to help the reader situate it in a larger context.

Email us at Rural@vt.edu for more information or to submit a blog post!


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