College of Education Faculty & Staff
Professor of Education
Dr. Meltzoff has extensive experience in multicultural education, diversity training, writing pedagogy and student teacher supervision. A former middle school language arts teacher, she has a research interest in the development of classroom communities.
- PhD - University of Oregon
- MA - University of Redlands
- BA - Simmons College
Enhancing Cultural Competence Through Simulation Activities describes the use of the Culture Exchange and other simulation activities for developing cultural competence.
Relationship, The Fourth "R": The Development of a Classroom Community - http://www.adi.org/journal/ss01/chapters/Chapter19-Meltzoff.pdf
Describes ten strands of classroom communities, and gives examples from a kindergarten classroom.
Voices of the Skin is a poem written about experiencing a DanceAbility workshop, learning contact improvisational dance with people who have different physical abilities and disabialities.
Clean Little Secrets: Avoiding the Language of Energy Work deals with teachers who use intuitive practices with their students.
Use Another Word - http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/21_03/word213.shtml
Tells about one high school's campaign to reduce disrespectful language.
Truthful Dialogue - http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/programs/edu/NWPassage/NorthwestPassage2009_Meltzoff_and_Gary.pdf
Explores truthful dialogue as a means of developing cultural competence. The article describes a year-long conflict which occured in a teacher education cohort.
Jumping Off Cliffs - Follows the path of a student with ADD.
- National Association for Multicultural Education