Gabrielle Pike

Guest Blogger

Instructional Coach, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Gabrielle Pike, M.Ed., has worked as an educator in Chicago for six years, first as a low incidence special educator and now as an instructional coach. She is a two-time Golden Apple Teacher of the Year nominee and an active member of the teacher-led non-profit Educators 4 Excellence where she contributes to policy and advocacy efforts.

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Posted Sep. 29, 2016

What We’re Saying When We Don’t Talk to Students About Violence in Chicago

Chicago students witness many different acts of violence in their local communities. In just the past year, there have been…

By Eliza Bryant, Gabrielle Pike

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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