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Julie Torres Education, Education Policy

Many of us shop with value in mind, we search for items that we recognize and trust.  We seldom choose unknown products or products that appear less reliable.  I’ve often wondered why we as consumers are so brand loyal.  What

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What’s the Rush?

Julie Torres Uncategorized

This is my third school year out of the classroom and although I feel as though I am always busy, I’ve noticed something that has never come to my attention before; teachers move at breakneck speeds.  It seems that when

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10 Degrees of Teaching

Julie Torres Uncategorized

As a teacher I am constantly assessing the learning environment of a classroom, in essence taking the temperature of any give situation.  This has now transferred over to my work with teachers.  I realized that I often view teachers and

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Overdone

Julie Torres Education, Professional Development

Have you ever felt too professionally developed?  I spent some time talking with teachers about their professional development and made some interesting discoveries.  Some of our teachers are overwhelmed with their structured professional learning, they report having PD that is

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A Response to a Thank You

Julie Torres Uncategorized

Fellow blogger and new NBCT, Amethyst Hinton-Sainz recently posted a blog thanking our district for supporting her through the National Board Certification process.  She got me thinking about possibilities, in fact teacher possibilities.  Our district has recently committed to expanding

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