Troy Rivera

Guest Blogger

Teacher, University Schools

Greeley, Colorado

Troy Rivera teaches English at the high school level at University Schools in Greeley, Colorado. He has been teaching for over 15 years at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Troy is a fellow with America Achieves and TeachPlus/NEA, and his mission is to make all his students successful, lifelong learners.

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Posted Feb. 23, 2017

My Classroom Changed When I Started to Understand What Empathy Really Is

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. These sayings…

By Troy Rivera

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Posted July 14, 2015

What’s Missing From the Opt-Out Movement? A Reasonable Alternative

As an educator with over 13 years of experience, my feelings about the opt-out movement are mixed. I understand the…

By Troy Rivera

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