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 Debate Wins Again! Garden State Debate League held their third inter school debate meet at Cedar Hill Prep School. Forty teams participated with 130 participants. The topics for debate were: Disney Movies Do More Harm Than Good; Ban Single Use Plastic Bags; Major League Baseball’s Plan to Cut Minor League Teams is Justified; All U.S. Presidential Primaries Should Be Held on the Same Day. Four teams from Cedar Hill Prep School finished in the top 10. Cedar Hill Prep School again won trophies for top school in the league and most number of wins. Congratulations debaters!
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.