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 May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back of the Yards College Preparatory…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s What I Learned When I Sat Down for All the Standardized Tests My Students Take

Many people—not just students—cringe when they hear the word test because it triggers fear in some and anger in others. Educators know that tests are…

By Anthony Grisillo

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just…

By Michael Vaughn

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