BCTELA English Practice Journal: Call for Articles 2020-21

Honouring Students as Creators, Thinkers, & Communicators

In line with the BCTELA 2020 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, or book reviews for our upcoming issue.

Entitled Honouring Students as Creators, Thinkers, & Communicators, this issue opens a space for exploration and conversation around how we can help students discover who they are as creators, thinkers and communicators in teaching English Language Arts.

Guiding questions may include:

What does being a creator, thinker and communicator mean to students?

How can we encourage students to show their thinking and learning in creative ways?

How can we teach students to be mindful communicators?

What kinds of perspectives are important to bring into our English Language Arts classrooms when fostering a safe space for students to discover their identity?

How do we support our students to find their voices?


We have four sections to assist you in preparing and submitting your writing:

Teaching Ideas (classroom lessons and strategies)

Investigating our Practice (teacher inquiry)

Salon (literary & arts-based pieces)

Check this Out (book reviews)


Submissions can be emailed to:


Deadline: April 15th, 2021. Anticipated publication Fall 2021.



Editors: Joan Greenlay, Tim McCreesh and Belinda Chi



We publish contributions on all facets of language arts learning, teaching, and research, focusing on the intermediate, middle and secondary grades (4-12). Pieces are organized by issue but are also tagged to help you search by key concept. READ MORE

English Practice 2020

BCTELA’s award winning journal with contributions from educators willing to share their practices is now available.

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2020 BCTELA English Practice


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