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 June 24, 2021

4 Ways Parents Can Combat Learning Loss and the Summer Slide

It is summertime! While typically summer vacation serves as the signal for a prolonged break from academic work, parents should…

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Posted May 26, 2021

Students Should Know What’s in Their IEPs

If you work in special education, then you have likely worked on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). IEPs are plans…

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Posted May 20, 2021

You Could Not Raise Colorblind Children Even If You Wanted To

There is a meme going around, well not a meme, a genre of a meme. They typically feature kids from…

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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 July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 20, 2021

This Is Our Window of Opportunity to Create a Diverse Teacher Workforce

Racial segregation remains a major issue for American students more than 65 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of…

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Posted July 21, 2021

Counterstorytelling Is at the Heart of Anti-Racist Teaching

Counterstorytellling is so much more than just a tenant of critical race theory. It is at the heart of what we do as antiracist teachers.…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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