All posts tagged “tricia ebarvia


The aim of each thing we do is to make our lives and the lives of our children richer and more possible. – Audre Lorde Raising a child requires profound strength and hope. You must believe in your ability to forge a future that is… Read More

Slice of Life 29: Post-it Ideas

Sometimes the best lesson ideas come to me at the most unexpected times, which is usually when I grab a post-it note to write it down and stick it on my desk, next to my computer, somewhere I’ll find it again. Two “post-it” ideas today:

Slice of Life 8: Fifteen suggestions

On this International Women’s Day, I finished reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new book Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. The book is structured as a letter to Adichie’s friend who asked her how she could raise her young daughter to be a feminist.… Read More

Conferring as Prewriting

I was reminded the other day of the work of Don Murray (who, with Don Graves, I affectionately refer to as “the Dons” in my head). “Prewriting usually takes about 85% of the writer’s time,” Murray wrote in his wonderful essay, “Teaching Writing as a… Read More

A Place to Belong

Recently, I was honored to be among the contributors to Education Week’s Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo. This week’s question was, “What’s the best way to start the school year?” Below was my response.  Be sure to follow the link at the end… Read More

Zen Teaching

NOTE: This post was originally published on Follow the link at the end to continue reading. Now that it’s officially August, I’m starting to feel what I suspect many teachers feel this time of year—the all too familiar mix of anxiety and anticipation. While I… Read More