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- LIFE Lines
- The Newsletter of Learning is For Everyone, Inc.
- Call for Contributions for Winter 2005 Issue
- LIFE Lines, the quarterly newsletter of Learning is For Everyone, Inc.,
- is being republished with a new look, and seeks quality contributions
- from families, learners and the education sector. LIFE Inc. is an
- education resource organization supporting family choice in learning.
- We explore all facets of knowledge, education, and learning across a
- broad spectrum of related interests, including IT; bridging the digital
- divide; lifelong learning; alternative education including but not
- limited to home education; democratic schools, community schools,
- apprenticeships, and vocational education; multiple intelligence;
- experiential education; library science and more.
- We also welcome youth contributions, experiences and insights;
- artwork; "how-tos"; commentary and opinions (clearly identified as
- such). Please review our Submission Guidelines. We cannot include all
- contributions in every issue, but will be sure to communicate editorial
- decisions to contributors. The newsletter is published quarterly, with
- Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall issues. Deadlines for contributions
- are the 3rd Fridays of December, March, June, and September.
- DO try to keep articles at around 500 words.
- DO include a brief bio if you submit an article.
- DO include contact information.
- DO write with your audience in mind, always considering that what may
- seem very familiar to you may be completely foreign to someone else. So
- spell things out (define acronyms), briefly explain theories and so
- DO keep your work issues-based. We will not accept any contributions
- that are vitriolic or that make personal attacks on anyone or
- anything. Back up your opinions with references and resources. LIFE
- Lines readers are presumed to be able to draw their own conclusions,
- but must be provided with comprehensive background and information in
- order to do so.
- DO write with a positive attitude and language.
- DO be sure to always include information on where readers can learn
- more about something, and try to include appropriate and sufficient
- references as needed.
- DO write with humor, maturity and sincerity.
- DO be very, very patient with your volunteer newsletter staff! This is
- a work in progress, and like wine and cheese, it will get better with
- DON'T advertise for anything commercial. You may give your opinion on
- a product, theory, curricula, etc., but do not actively endorse any
- commercial product. Instead, give readers a place to go for more
- information. This is an ethical issue for LIFE, Inc. We do not tell
- families what they should do -- we present information and empower
- families to decide for themselves.
- DON'T try to use LIFE Lines for your personal sounding board. Our
- mission is to inform, support and inspire. Yours should be, too.
- DON'T include too much personal information if you value your privacy.
- Remember this is also going out on the Internet and NOTHING on the
- Internet is private.
- If you're submitting children's work, *DO NOT* include their photos,
- full names, addresses, phone numbers or even contact info. You may use
- your own email for a contact address if you'd like. Just give your
- child's first name, and the general area you're in.
- DON'T be afraid to contact LIFE Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org if you
- have any questions. :-)
- Please share this freely with anyone you think might be interested in
- Kindest regards,
- Terri Willingham
- Editor, LIFE Lines