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Meira Levinson
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  • Jamaica Plain, MA
  • United States
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  • Arpan Chokshi
  • Nicole Simon
  • Nicholas Woo
  • Emily Trono
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Meira Levinson posted a discussion

Experiences teaching controversies over the rights of gay or undocumented students when they are in the room?

I am wondering if anyone has an experience that they'd be willing to share--either here in the discussion forum or off-line--about when you tried to teach controversies over the rights of a particular class of people when members of that class were in the classroom. For example, when I was teaching eighth grade civics, I had a student who wanted to do his "citizenship project" opposing gay marriage.  This was a perfectly reasonable request, insofar as it was a live public issue in our state at…See More
Sep 18, 2011
Steven Seto left a comment for Meira Levinson
"Hey Meira, Thanks! How's life treating you? I didn't see you in Atlanta. It was a great conference!!"
Jan 3, 2010
Meira Levinson left a comment for Steven Seto
"Hi, Steve! Welcome to the group! :-) And happy new year."
Jan 2, 2010
Meira Levinson replied to Susan Yao's discussion Teaching culture explicitly in the classroom
"Nicole's suggestions are great. Rethinking Schools also provides some resources w/regard to this issue. Linda Christensen, a Rethinking Schools founder and editor as well as high school English teacher, does a lot of work with her students…"
Dec 9, 2009
Meira Levinson replied to Emily Trono's discussion "Classroom management" vs. Relationship Building - A necessary dichotomy?
"I would agree that strictness vs. laxness are really uncorrelated w/either engagement in learning or depth of student-teacher relationship. I would definitely agree with William that many students are grateful to have clear, fairly enforced, and…"
Dec 9, 2009
Meira Levinson replied to Bill Biondolino's discussion Is Video Necessary in the Classroom?
"No offense taken, but I will say I profoundly disagree. (1) Stations don't have to be boring at all; it's nice in class to be able to move while learning (most adults get antsy sitting for 50-80 min stretches with no trip to the bathroom…"
Dec 9, 2009
Meira Levinson is now friends with Melissa Aguirre and Lukas Martin
Oct 31, 2009
Sohail Mahmood left a comment for Meira Levinson
"hellomeira nice meeting u here"
Oct 31, 2009
Meira Levinson is now friends with Rose M Ruback, David and Matthew Yellin
Oct 2, 2009
Meira Levinson is now friends with Emily Trono and Jason
Sep 25, 2009
Meira Levinson replied to Susan Yao's discussion Praxis Question: Culture in Social Studies in the group Harvard Social Studies Methods (T213)
"By the way, Susan, I just realize that you posted this in our methods group. I think you may want to start the discussion thread again on the Main page, as I'm not sure that many people will see it (or respond to it) otherwise."
Sep 23, 2009
Meira Levinson is now friends with Arpan Chokshi, Michael Wilkinson, Nicholas Woo and 3 more
Sep 23, 2009
Meira Levinson replied to Susan Yao's discussion Praxis Question: Culture in Social Studies in the group Harvard Social Studies Methods (T213)
"Wow, what a provocative set of questions! I think that your response, Allison, is good at getting at people's general notion of culture -- but "what makes us unique" is in direct tension with identifying "common characteristics…"
Sep 21, 2009
Meira Levinson replied to William Johnston's discussion What do you wish you had learned in methods class?
"One thing I'm thinking, William, is that methods teachers should know better than to pose a random question to a bunch of busy teachers a week or two after school opens! I ran into a former colleague from my middle school today who told me,…"
Sep 13, 2009
Meira Levinson commented on William Johnston's group Harvard Social Studies Methods (T213)
"Thanks for these suggestions, Jonathan! This is exactly one reason we decided to make ourselves a home on the NCSS Network Ning, to get these kinds of thoughtful, creative, and useful lesson plans and tips!"
Sep 13, 2009
Meira Levinson is now friends with Susan Yao, Katharine Millet and Brian Roth
Sep 9, 2009

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Cambridge, MA
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At 1:33pm on January 3, 2010, Steven Seto said…
Hey Meira,

Thanks! How's life treating you? I didn't see you in Atlanta. It was a great conference!!
At 2:24pm on August 17, 2009, Thomas Daccord said…
Glad to hear it, Meira! Feel free to set up a group and if you want some hope developing a resource page let me know.
At 8:29am on August 14, 2009, Thomas Daccord said…
Glad you could join us, Meira ! Did you happen to learn of our network from Justin Reich at Harvard? Don't hesitate to ask a question, join/start a group, or share a resource.
 
 
 

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