All academics have an interest in writing a text – after all, we spend most of our professional careers interacting with textbooks and published papers, and all of us have a story to tell. But how does an academic get their book into print? As an author, I am often asked that question, and the truth is, there are now more options available to an author (apps, self-publishing, cloud-authoring etc) than ever before.
Interestingly, I was recently asked to serve on a panel of educators for #TeacherTalkLive, a production of Oscar Ceilos Station and TeachCow.com. As you will see in from the video of the session below – which was very nicely produced within Google Hangouts – the panel was a tremendous amount of energy and advice for getting published!
What impressed me the most about the event was the enthusiasm and dedication of the educators on the show. Each of these people had a very unique story and had overcome some sort of obstacle in the process of getting their work published. But they had a desire to tell their story, and that desire was centered on the needs of either their students or other educators. While we often hear about all that is wrong in education, what is not broken is dedication of educators. This is a great series of videos – I do recommend that you watch them or consider participating, especially if you have a story to tell.
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