Naomi Weiss

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

Collaborative Problem Solving, Dual language learning/ Hebrew curriculum, Inclusion, Metacognition and self-advocacy, Neurodevelopmental analysis as a basis for differentiation, Reflective practice, Special education, Therapeutic play

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

Reflective practice is deeply valued and woven into the fabric of our conversations at Bank Street. In my work with graduate students and with children with significant learning, emotional, and/or behavioral challenges, I have observed first-hand that we all thrive when learning opportunities embrace our core principle, known as the developmental interaction approach. I also draw heavily upon the neurodevelopmental model to glean specific insights from evidence-based observations in order to address individual strengths and learning needs while simultaneously nurturing their passions. Our work, however, is not complete unless we increase our students' meta-cognitive awareness of their neurodevelopmental profiles which increases their ability to self-advocate as well as our ability to advocate on their behalves. We continually engage in collaborative dialogues with students (child or adult), colleagues, and families, instilling optimism and hope in our students for their present and future.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

  • Consultant in independent schools working with K-5 and high school teachers and school administrators to address students’ learning and behavioral needs
  • Facilitator for Schools Attuned in New York City public and independent schools
  • Learning Specialist for Student Success Center/ All Kinds of Minds Institute
  • Consultant in Early Childhood intervention programs for at-risk children from birth through age five
  • Special education teacher working with elementary, middle, and high school students with significant emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges

Recent Professional Contributions

  • Fieldwork advisement to graduate students in Early Childhood and Childhood Special Education
  • Consultant in independent schools (dual language) working with K-5 and high school teachers and school administrators to address students' learning and behavioral needs in general education classrooms
  • Professional development presentations on differentiating instruction and differentiating behavioral interventions

Educational Background

  • M.S.Ed., Special Education, Bank Street College of Education
  • B.A., Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York

Contact me:
610 West 112Th Street,
New York, NY 10025