English Practice, the journal of the BC Teachers of English Language Arts, is a peer-reviewed, open access, online publication published twice annually.
We accept submissions under the following categories:
- Teaching Ideas (classroom lessons and strategies)
- Investigating our Practice (teacher inquiry)
- Salon (Literary & arts-based pieces)
- Check this Out (book reviews)
In line with the theme of the 2015 BCTELA conference we invite you to submit pieces for our our upcoming issue.
Call for articles – Fall 2015: Story as the Landscape of Learning
A pheasant rises wild from the pea vines.
A shadow settles in the maze of poverty grass.
Home at last, I scrub my hands, the peasant’s song in me.
(Patrick Lane, Washita, 2014, p. 50)
Powerful stories are located in our personal and social geographies. Our stories both shape our world and are shaped by our world, helping us to create identities from individual and shared experiences. In line with the BCTELA 2015 conference theme, English Practice invites you to submit teaching ideas, classroom inquiries and practice-focused research, reflective and critical narratives, poems, fiction and other arts-based renderings, as well as book reviews for our upcoming themed issue on place-based learning and English language arts. Entitled Story as the Landscape of Learning this issue delves into the vital relationships between identity and the places in which we live and learn. We invite pieces that explore the role of place in informing our stories, our literacies and our practices, and pieces that help us to understand the role of English language arts in deepening our relationship to place and the environment.
Questions to consider might include:
How are we shaped by the places in which we live and learn? How is our environment our teacher? How does place influence our teaching practices? How do we make visible our relationships to our environment? What kinds of learning experiences do we owe our students so they can connect with, see themselves in, and become stewards of the places in which they live? How can we help students develop their own sense of home, place and identity through writing and texts?
Deadline: September 30th, 2015
Editors: Pamela Richardson, Sara Davidson and Ashley Cail