• Miss Frank’s Teaching Philosophy

    The 5 Cs: Create, Cultivate, Connect, Care and Change

    Create 

    We are all creative, but by the time we are three or four years old, someone has knocked the creativity out of us. Some people shut up the kids who start to tell stories. Kids dance in their cribs, but someone will insist they sit still. By the time the creative people are ten or twelve, they want to be like everyone else. ~Maya Angelou

    I am committed to embracing your child’s creativity and channeling it. I strive to have a creative classroom that fosters your child’s individuality and empowers them on their own educational journey.

    Cultivate

    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~William Butler Yeats

    As a teacher, it is my responsibility to cultivate a love of learning within each student. I strive to create lessons that are “on fire” so students come to the table engaged and ready to learn. Each student comes to school with their own unique skills and interests. As their teacher, I plan learning experiences that are inquiry-based and meet their needs and interests.

    Connect  

    The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

    As an educator, I connect with my students by giving them my very best teaching based on their individual needs, abilities, interests and familial/cultural backgrounds. As parents, you are the primary educators and we are helping you guide your child on their educational journey and honor who they are and who they will become.

    Care

    It is not possible to be a teacher without loving one's students, even realizing that love is not enough. It is not possible to be a teacher without loving teaching. ~Paulo Freire

    As a mother, I really see each child, love, care and support him or her according to his or her own needs. When your child walks into the classroom, he/she will feel the compassion, love, fairness and community.

    Change

    If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time. ~Marian Wright Edelman

    My life’s ambition:  To change lives and improve our world, one student at a time.