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Published twice a month, ASCD Express is a selection of practitioner-focused ASCD stories and resources, designed for classroom professionals and those who support them. Designed to provide practical, actionable strategies from teachers, school leaders, and education researchers around the world—ASCD Express connects you to a community of life-changing educators who help solve problems of practice.

We seek articles for each issue's topic from classroom teachers, leaders, researchers, and specialists. Submissions typically range from 600 to 1,000 words and have actionable takeaways—read it today, use it tomorrow. We welcome research-based strategies and solutions, examples from your own classroom, and advice about how to overcome specific challenges. Video and audio features are welcome and should be no longer than 5 minutes. In your submission, please include your name, a brief professional bio, links to any sources, and the issue theme. Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we ask that you wait one month after the submission deadline to send any inquiries. If you have questions or suggestions, please send us an email.  We look forward to reading your work!

How to Submit an Article to ASCD Express

We are now accepting submissions through Submittable.

Upcoming ASCD Express Themes

Ongoing: Respond and Reimagine

On a rolling basis, we are accepting submissions for a recurring monthly issue that will address the challenges educators are facing related to COVID-19, distance and hybrid learning, health and safety, and equity, as well as the promising practices that will help re-envision teaching and learning post-pandemic.

August 26: Schools as Centers of Healing

From providing meals, counseling, and health screenings to offering safe, reliable spaces for kids to grow and play, schools are so much more than just places for academic learning and testing. This issue will look at ways schools can more fully embrace their role as care-giving, whole child-focused institutions and the impact that a culture of nurturing and empathy can have on students and a school community. Articles will draw on the latest and best strategies and research to help educators support the whole child and ensure all students have an equal chance at success.

Submissions due: July 1, 2021

September 23: Education's New Era

The COVID-19 pandemic—along with concurrent societal tensions and inequities—has had profound and likely lasting implications for schools. This issue will explore what comes next for K–12 education, examining how schools are recovering and building on lessons learned. Topics to be addressed include equity and inclusion; learning loss and instructional priorities; technological and school structural changes; crisis management and leadership strategy; school cultural change; and whole child and whole educator needs. What gaps has the pandemic exposed in education? What possibilities and new pathways has it opened up?

Submissions due: August 1, 2021

October 28: Compassionate Discipline

"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together," said Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu. What does it look like to take a human-centered, whole child approach to classroom management? To emphasize care over control, skill-building over finger-pointing, and prevention over emotional reactivity? Key areas of emphasis in this issue will be proactive approaches to social-emotional learning and strategies to get to the root of—and respond to—challenging behaviors. The goal is to highlight classroom management strategies and programs that promote positive relationships, support learning, and help educators improve overall effectiveness.

Submissions due: September 1, 2021

November 25: Cultivating Educator Efficacy

Educator efficacy is a self-fulfilling prophecy: The more a teacher believes in his or her ability to positively impact student learning, the more he or she will do so and feel a sense of thriving in the profession. This issue will explore how schools can strengthen educators' and leaders' sense of efficacy—through instructional improvement initiatives, coaching, collaborative professional learning approaches, data collection, cultural competence, and culture-building strategies. A central emphasis will be on developing collective efficacy in schools—researcher John Hattie's number one factor for improving student learning—as a way of empowering educators.

Submissions due: September 15, 2021