Professional Development

Education changes so quickly that methods, competencies, and tools become outdated in five to ten years.

Being a teacher is hard, exhausting work. That’s why, at Barrow, being a lifelong learner is seen as crucial to the educational process. It aids teachers in introducing fresh resources and methods to the classroom in order to further the educational growth of students. It also gives educators opportunities to connect with others, share their own interests and expertise, reflect and collaborate on meaningful topics, and fill their own bucket – which enriches our community as a whole.

At Barrow, everyone in the building is learning! We offer a robust variety of opportunities for teachers, administrators, and staff to continue to grow professionally.

“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning and how to learn.”

Loris Malaguzzi, Founder of the Reggio Approach

Our growth starts with us

Recent professional development opportunities that teachers have taken outside of the School:

  • NAIS People of Color Conference
  • Teacher Trips to Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Various NYSAIS conferences/retreats

Topics covered internally at the School include:

  • “A Guide to Approaching Differentiation in the Classroom Setting” – Panel and Q&A with an Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, SEIT, and Child Developmental Psychologist
  • Microaggressions, Part 1 – Understanding Microaggressions
  • Microaggressions, Part 2 – Responding to Microaggressions
  • “Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years”
  • “Connecting to Our Mission and Shared Values”
  • Documentation in the Early Childhood Classroom – “Documentation as Part of an Inquiry Cycle”

Our teachers also present at a wide variety of conferences and educational events, both locally and abroad:

  • “The Beauty of Brown,” presented by Jahidah Diaab at the NAIS People of Color Conference
  • “Social Justice Storytime,” with Ari and Samson, Teaching Beyond the Square
For All

Equal Opportunities

At Barrow Street School, our commitment to being an equal opportunity employer is at the core of our values and practices. We firmly believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of a thriving educational environment. We actively seek to create a workplace where all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or any other characteristic, are treated with respect, dignity, and fairness.

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Our Community Engagement Committee is excited to partner with Room to Grow again for our spring giving event!

Stop by the spring sidewalk sale tomorrow 4/30 and support Greenwich House Pottery.

We ❤ our teachers! Win a special playdate for your child with their amazing teachers at the Barrow auction.