Dr. Robert Levin
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER / SOCIAL STUDIES
I am excited to have the opportunity to work with CHP students, parents, and colleagues as the 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher.
Having earned degrees from Brandeis, Brown, and Carnegie Mellon, I have been privileged to build a long career as an award-winning Middle School teacher of Social Studies and English in such places as the Brookline, Massachusetts Public Schools and The Sidwell Friends School. In addition, I have served as a Principal for grades 4 through 6 and have taught and coached teachers in schools up and down the U.S. east coast. I have been recognized as a Distinguished Professor of Teacher Education and have authored several national and international publications.
In the fall of 2019, I am returning to my roots and my favorite-ever occupation as a teacher of Middle School, with a strong emphasis on key themes in History and a passion for teaching writing and other communications skills. Students will study the American past and present in the context of global affairs, emphasizing national and international awareness, and nurturing a sense of deep respect, wonder, curiosity, and tolerance among themselves and toward society as a whole. It’s great to be back in Middle School!
Cedar Hill Prep Continues to Win as they Win the First Debate of the School Year! Cedar Hill Prep School made a clean sweep at the first Debate Meet of the Garden State Debate League, held at the Hun School on October 26th, 2019. Arnav Upadhyay won the Golden Gavel for the Best Speaker at the tournament, out of approximately 100 speakers. Cedar Hill Prep School teams walked away with the most wins by percentage points and overall wins. Thirty-seven teams participated in all. Congratulations Cedar Hill Prep Debate Team!
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.