Coshandra Dillard is a staff writer for Teaching Tolerance. Before joining TT, she was a freelance writer and magazine editor. She also worked as a health journalist for more than eight years. Additionally, Coshandra has experience in the classroom, having served as a substitute teacher for grades K-12. You can follow her on Twitter @CoshandraD_TT.

Articles by Coshandra

Black History Month: Teaching Beyond Slavery

Avoid minimizing black history; include the full human experience beyond enslavement.

Five Ways to Avoid Whitewashing the Civil Rights Movement

Going beyond feel-good narratives and examining context helps students learn a fuller and more accurate account of black history, including the often-oversimplified history of the civil rights movement.

Hate at School: December 2018

Holiday cheer and a winter break didn’t prevent hate incidents from happening at school.

Steve King Shows Why We Need Black History Month

Analyzing and celebrating black American history helps students think critically about present-day social issues.

Teaching in Solidarity

This February, join educators from Philadelphia to Seattle for Black Lives Matter Week of Action.