Have something to contribute to the instructor community? Whether you’re just starting out or an old hand, we’re always looking for contributions of writing, video, and audio. We can all learn from each other, and sometimes questions are just as useful as answers.

Don’t know what to write about? Some starter ideas:

  • What are your prejudices and biases as an instructor? (h/t Rory Miller)
  • What are the greatest challenges you face as an instructor? (h/t Toby Cowern)
  • What have you changed your mind about in the last year? (h/t Rob Pincus)
  • Who is your market? (h/t Claude Werner)
  • How do you see your work evolving in the future? What aspects of your curriculum are in flux right now? (h/t Kathy Jackson)
  • What is your specific definition of “self-defense”? (h/t Nick Grossman)

Anecdotal, opinion, thought experiment, observational, “float a theory”, etc. pieces are encouraged, just don’t claim they’re something they’re not. Cite sources wherever possible.


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1) Make sure you’re logged in to your Verified Instructor account. (If you don’t have one yet, get verified here.)

2) Click here to submit your post for review.

Note: we strongly recommend that you do your writing and editing separately and then paste it into the submission form when you’re done. It does have auto-save, but we’re not responsible for lost work.

3) Our editor will get in touch using the email address you used when you registered.