Rosalie Franks

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Rosalie Franks is a professor of writing, literature and philosophy at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She designs lessons that inspire students to examine their values and to take action on social issues. A graduate of Smith College in English literature, she earned her master’s degrees in childhood education and curriculum development from Teachers College, Columbia University and her doctorate in humanistic education from Boston University. Early in her career, Rosalie was a fourth-grade teacher on Boston’s WGBH TV.


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Journaling as a Social Justice Learning Tool Jack read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and made an important connection. In a journal entry he wrote: It is just the start of the novel, but I...
‘Bear’ Offers Lesson in Self-Understanding This semester at Roger Williams University I asked my freshmen  interdisciplinary students to reflect upon three important questions: Who am I?...
Six Simple Principles That Help Students for Life What we teach in elementary school matters to students now and when they go to college. I’m not just talking about fundamental reading, writing and...