Andrew Pillow

Guest Blogger

Teacher, KIPP Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana

Andrew Pillow is a fifth grade social studies teacher at KIPP Indianapolis, a charter school where he has taught since 2011. He is also a former Teach Plus Policy Fellow and he has taught technology and social issues.

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Posted Mar. 19, 2021

Women’s History Month Is Not Just for Female Students

March is Women’s History Month. This is the time of the year where we take a step back and make…

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Posted Jan. 13, 2021

There Is a Right Way to Process Current Events With Your Students

The certification of the electoral votes from the 2020 election was already going to be a contentious issue, but the…

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Posted Dec. 30, 2020

It’s Not a Radical Idea to Let Students Keep the Technology and Internet

COVID-19 has been a disaster for virtually every institution and education is no exception. With that being said, there has…

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Posted Oct. 12, 2020

This Month Shouldn’t Be the Only Time We Teach About the Contributions of Hispanic Americans

There are close to 50 million Hispanic people in the United States. But like many minority groups in the United…

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Posted Oct. 7, 2020

How to Teach Students About Political Debates

With elections around the corner, political opponents all around the country are sparring off against one another in televised debates.…

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Posted Jan. 16, 2020

National Parents Union Emerges to Disrupt Education Conversation

When it comes to education news and policy, we are used to hearing about the involvement of a union. However,…

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Posted Jan. 14, 2020

3 Tips for Talking With Your Students About World Events

The news has been quite sensational lately. As teachers, oftentimes, our first instinct is to hide the news under the…

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Posted Dec. 27, 2019

5 Education Reports That Defined the Decade

WHAT WE GOT WRONG: The decade is coming to a close, but don’t expect the conversations and issues that were raised in the 2010s to be swept under the rug. …

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Posted Aug. 28, 2018

Teaching Is Hard Enough, You Shouldn’t Have to Go Broke Buying School Supplies Too

As school starts back, one of the largest tasks for teachers is to stock up on all of the things…

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Posted Dec. 18, 2017

College Isn’t for Every Student But We Should Prepare Them for It Anyway

“College isn’t for everybody.” This quote has become chic in educator circles. After years of trying to push everybody toward…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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