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Bringing it Back: Bread Loaf Teachers Reflect on Summer Learning

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

With each issue of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal, we feature BLTN Fellows’ reflections on how their summer coursework propels their thinking about pedagogy and collaboration. We invite you to use the comments feature on this page to inquire into the thinking and plans our fellows share here.  PEDAGOGY Fallon Abel Sharon Academy Middle

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One Word at a Time: Peace Literacy in El Salvador

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

The Andover Bread Loaf Peace Literacy Network’s tradition of going global with writing workshops landed with full creative force in El Salvador this summer. The Peace Literacy Network is inspired by the Andover Bread Loaf model of democratic, participatory expression as personal and professional development. Here are excerpts, taken from the project blog at http://ablelsalvador.blogspot.com, from

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BreadCast: A BLTN Podcast Series

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In his book Writing to Be Read and in thousands of interactions with teachers and writers, Bread Loaf Professor Ken Macrorie shared his conviction that writing read aloud is writing brought alive. With this series of podcasts, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network invites listeners to enjoy pieces developed in Bread Loaf contexts. This (mostly) monthly podcast series

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Nancie Atwell Gives the 2017 Drew Lecture

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Nancie Atwell, Honorary Doctor of Letters, BLSE 2016, and one of the most respected and influential educators in the world, gave the 2017 Elizabeth Drew Memorial Lecture on the Bread Loaf Vermont campus this summer. Atwell, who attended Bread Loaf from 1979–80 and in 1982, has been recognized as Poetry Teacher of the Year by

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Letters from the Field: BLTN Reading and Teaching

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In December, we asked the 2017 BLTN fellows to weigh in on recent reads and texts they are reading and teaching with students. We include a selection of their letters here.  Hi! I just started teaching seniors this year and decided that it was time for students to engage in some horizontal accountability to help

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The Story of “What’s the Story?”: The I-Search as a Political Act

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

by Tim O’Leary BLSE 2016 Co-Director, What’s the Story? Vermont Technology Innovation Specialist Addison Central School District Middlebury, VT   What’s the Story?: The I-Search as a Political Act In 1988, former Bread Loaf School of English faculty member Ken Macrorie published The I-Search Paper, a radical political act that democratized authority in classrooms around the

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Andover Bread Loaf Newsletter Features NextGen Youth

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Andover Bread Loaf Director Lou Bernieri has the lead in the 2017 Fall Newsletter with “ABL Youth Fortify Next Generation Leadership Network.” Click on the image at left to peruse the newsletter.



Derek Burtch and Amelia Gordon: A Dialogue on “Erase the Space”

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Derek Burtch and Amelia Gordon are in their second year of collaborations connecting their students through written and face-to-face dialogue. Derek, who teaches in suburban Powell, Ohio, and Amelia who teaches at South High School in Columbus, fittingly chose to process their reflections and plans via online written dialogue—a medium through which they are learning

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John Hall and Laura Benton (continued)

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In addition to creating a garden, we hope students will connect across cultural and geographic divides. Kentucky and California have very different growing seasons, and this difference will help students understand the importance of place in growing food. In Cli-Fi, we discussed the ways the effects of climate change transgress borders. Any effective response to

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Fallon Abel Collaborations – Continued

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

The other BLTN-related exchange I’m presently trying to arrange would be with a class in Pakistan. When Moshin Tenjani visited campus this summer, we spoke about how energy and sustainability issues impact our respective communities. I asked him whether it might be possible for him to reach out to some of the teachers and schools

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