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TIPS: Theory into Practice Series

These 600-800 word essays and book reviews provide topical and timely advice and recommendations for classroom teachers and parents. They are published online twice a semester, fall and spring, on the Thomas R. Rosebrough Center for Educational Practice website at Union University. You'll be able read more TIPS on this website in the near future.

Call for Submissions

TIPS are short articles and book reviews that P-12 classroom teachers, parents, and community can quickly read, consider, assimilate, and use to implement change and improve the educational lives of children and adolescents. Articles are 600-800 words and focus on practical ideas and solutions in educational communities. Union faculty, alumni, students, and community stakeholders are invited to submit articles and book reviews to TIPS for the Center.

Articles and reviews should be written in conversational style and include reference to practical experience based on strong and current educational scholarship. No reference list is needed. However, a citation for reviewed books should be included with book review submissions. What can you share from your experience and knowledge that others can use to improve the education of students? What are some ideas that teachers (and parents) absolutely need to know, and some strategies they need to try? What have you read that would be beneficial for other educators to read?


Articles should be emailed as a Word document to Dr. Eric Marvin, CEP Director, at Please note in the subject line of the email that it is a "TIPS for CEP" article or book review submission. All submissions will be acknowledged by email response. On the first page, please include your name, professional position, organization where you are employed, city, state, and email address. On the second page, give a suggested title for your TIPS article and begin your writing.

A panel of educators from the School of Education at Union will evaluate submissions. Two articles per semester will be published on the CEP website. All who submit articles will be notified by email of the status of their submission after the review is complete.

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