Permissions Information and Requests

All material published by Stenhouse, either in print or electronically, is copyrighted. Copyright law protects the original expression of an author, specifically the words or images that the author uses to convey their ideas. In the interest of protecting our authors' original work, we take copyright law seriously.


For publishers and authors seeking permission to use Stenhouse material in a forthcoming publication, please fill out and submit this form. We will respond to you within 5 business days.

For all other requests, please see below.



We offer the following general guidelines when using Stenhouse materials:

  • Provided that you own a copy of the work, you may use and adapt a Stenhouse work for your own individual use without seeking permission; this may include the use and adaptation of reproducible appendices, forms, rubrics, etc.
    • Please note: If you intend to use these adaptations beyond your own classroom, including but not limited to posting materials online, you will need to request permission (see below).
  • You may quote, or make references to, a Stenhouse work (in print or online) in the form of discussion, review, or scholarship, provided that any excerpted material (a) does not exceed 300 words of plain text, and (b) comprises less than 10% of your original work. This does not hold true for images, charts, rubrics, and other graphics- public reproduction (in print or online) of such items requires permission.
  • Any use of Stenhouse material must be clearly and properly cited, including page number, title, author, publisher, and publication date.

General copyright information: U.S. Copyright Officewebsite

New regulations regarding copyright and distance learning courses: TEACH Act




We welcome all inquiries concerning use of our materials; please email with any questions. All permission issues are handled on a case-by-case basis, so if you are unsure about whether permission is required, we will be happy to advise you. In some cases, a fee may be assessed as we seek to compensate our authors for their work.


Permission Request Form:


If you would like permission to use our materials for photocopying, online posting, or other informal publication, please fill out this form, and we will respond to you within 5 business days.


Video Permissions:


While we encourage schools and districts to have our videos available for their faculty and staff, online posting (including school intranets, Blackboard sites, etc.) requires written permission. Please fill out this form.


Foreign Rights:


If you are interested in obtaining rights to translate, reprint, or distribute our materials abroad, please contact us directly at


Please Note: Stenhouse does not handle permission questions for Pembroke Publishers, Staff Development for Educators (SDE), or Green Teacher, as these are separate publishers. To request permission for these publishers� titles, please email the following contacts:

Pembroke: Mary Macchiusi,

Green Teacher: Tim Grant,