Bitsy Parks has been an elementary school teacher for over 20 years. She teaches first grade in Beaverton, Oregon, where she finds joy in nurturing young students to discover their reading and writing identities and build a foundation for a love of learning. Bitsy has degrees from Colorado College and Lewis and Clark College. She is an adjunct instructor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. You can find Bitsy on Twitter (@BitsyParks).
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Bitsy Parks outlines how to select mentor texts in order to have more ownership over the lesson and engage students.
Bitsy Parks shares special events that help students widen their scope of acceptance and appreciation for the differences among us.
Bitsy Parks offers key end-of-the year activities that allow students to reflect and notice their identities, growth, and community as readers and writers.
Mark Levine explores ways to cultivate empathy by sharing texts with multiple perspectives on the same event in his middle school social studies class.
Bitsy Parks discusses celebrating writers on the podcast.
Bitsy Parks shares the ways in which class books help students work as readers and writers, as well as build a community.
Bitsy Parks shares the celebration within the publishing process. Learn to find the joy in uplifting young writers’ approximations by sharing their works with a larger audience.
Bitsy Parks takes into account her recent consideration of implicit biases and examines her classroom library and read-aloud choices with urgency and excitement.
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