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My Name: Rajwinder Kaur on Names, Identity, and Multicultural Storytelling

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

The November BreadCast, the fifth episode of the series, features Rajwinder Kaur’s summer work from the “Multicultural Digital Storytelling ” course led by Professor Cruz Medina at the Bread Loaf Santa Fe campus.



A Genre without Borders: Jennifer Coreas on Memoir, History, and Social Action

Oct 24th, 2017 | By

  The October issue of BreadCast features Jennifer Coreas’ reflections on her childhood in war-torn El Salvador, and the role of writing in her intellectual growth and professional work.



BreadCast #3: Beacons

Aug 4th, 2017 | By

The August episode of BreadCast features Vermont teacher, writer, and blogger Moira Donovan reflecting on twenty years as a rural educator. This conversation and reading, inspired by a visit with BLTN’s Dixie Goswami, draw from Moira’s 1996 Bread Loaf Teacher Rural Teacher Network Magazine essay, “The Wholeness of Teaching: Moments of Survival,” and Moira’s recent blog post on

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BreadCast, ep. 2: Say Yes to Pears

Jul 19th, 2017 | By

For the second episode of BreadCast, Brent Peters tells us, “When you have 50 pounds of pears and a strict lesson plan, pears go to waste.” In “Say Yes to Pears,” Brent gives us a teaching stance that supports “learning in season” so pears and student voices may be savored.



Breadcast #2: Say Yes to Pears

Jul 11th, 2017 | By

For the second episode of Breadcast, Brent Peters tells us, “When you have 50 pounds of pears and a strict lesson plan, pears go to waste.” In “Say Yes to Pears,” Brent gives us a teaching stance that supports “learning in season” so pears and student voices may be savored. To subscribe to podcast episodes,

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Introducing BreadCast: A BLTN Podcast Series

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By

We hope you enjoy the first episode of a series of BLTN podcasts we’re calling BreadCast. See the podcast page— as part of the MiddCast series— to subscribe. Feel free to discuss Alfredo’s take on voice below. We’d love your ideas for future releases. Email to Tom_McKenna@breadnet.middlebury.edu with ideas.



BLTN at NCTE: Faces of Advocacy

Nov 25th, 2016 | By

Here’s a gallery of several photos from the Bread Loaf Teacher Network presentations and gatherings at the 2016 NCTE Annual Convention, “Faces of Advocacy.” Do you have photos to add? Send them to Tom McKenna.  



Running It by Michael: A Tribute to Michael Armstrong

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Editor’s note: We invite you to enjoy this short collage of memories of revered Bread Loaf professor Michael Armstrong. Please join the conversation via the comments section below, and share your reflections on Michael’s impact on your teaching and learning. Education as Critical Practice Michael Armstrong was a radical educator and teacher-researcher who held that a “pedagogy of

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Stories Walking: An International Workshop for Indigenous Writers

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

  Stories Walking – Costa Rica and the Beginning of an International Relationship Ceci Lewis English Department Chair, Cochise College Sierra Vista, AZ BLSE 1996 This August, Bread Loaf Teacher Network members Rex Lee Jim and I began a journey to make a shared dream a reality. Traveling with two Navajo Youth Leaders from the Navajo Community

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Join the #BLTN Twitter Chats

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Join  Lorena Germán (@nenagerman) on the first Monday of each month for Twitter chats on topics such as social justice, literacy, technology, and pedagogy. The chats are announced and archived on the BLTN working site. Bread Loaf faculty members Andrea Lunsford and Cruz Medina were featured guests in October and November respectively. To participate, log on to

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