The best teachers are those who never stop learning. They
take advantage of continuing education and professional development programs.
They believe that there is always room for improvement and that no teacher ever
gets to the point where he or she knows everything. These are the kinds of teachers you’ll learn from at
Brewster. They will instill in you a passion for lifelong learning because it’s
something they do every day themselves.
Institute: Growing as a
teacher at Brewster starts with the Brewster Summer Institute (BSI). Founded in 1993, this four-week teacher training
program is designed to ensure that all Brewster teachers have a fundamental
understanding of our program and its practices. New teachers work in intensive
courses where they learn effective practices and the theories
behind them. They then practice designing and delivering these practices as part of BSI.
In-Service Training: In addition to the BSI experience, our
teachers participate in regularly scheduled, school-sponsored faculty
workshops throughout the year. These in-service workshops allow faculty to stay abreast of the latest proven research in the field of education and to learn how to implement new strategies within
the Brewster program.
Continuing Education: Faculty members are supported in their efforts to continue
their education at institutions outside of Brewster. Teachers also regularly attend conferences related to their
subject matter and then share what
they learn with colleagues. Teachers are encouraged and supported in their efforts to pursue
graduate studies; in the past seven years, 37 faculty members have been
supported with graduate work, completing more than 80 graduate courses.