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Bringing it Back: BLTN Teachers Reflect on Summer Learning

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Editor’s Note: In each issue of the BLTN Journal, we feature teacher reflections on how their summer learning at Bread Loaf is likely to influence their professional work at home. The following experts from longer reports and articles are divided into sections on pedagogy in general, followed by plans for collaboration. Bringing it Back: Pedagogy Laura

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Santa Fe Spotlight: Multimodal Writing in the Digital Age

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

This past summer, we were always asking ourselves how we might critically incorporate technology into our teaching and why might we choose not to do so as well. What I was really impressed by was the level of creativity and willingness to experiment with technology that the members of our class engaged in while reflecting

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Peace Literacy: Advocacy and Action in Haiti

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Andover Bread Loaf: Advocacy and Action by Chantal Kenol-Desmornes Bridge Academy and College Classique Feminin Port au Prince, Haiti BLSE 2015 Editor’s note: This talk was presented to the Bread Loaf Vermont community on July 14, 2016.  Good evening everyone. It’s good to be back on this beautiful mountain. And it feels especially good to be

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Let us Teach You How to Teach Us: What is Education?

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Screened at Bread Loaf Vermont in July 2016, “What is Education” is a project of Elevated Thought and the Lawrence Youth Council. Read about successive projects, including the November 5, 2016 conference, “THIS is Education.” “What is Education” features Yulissa Nuñez , a recent recipient of the Lawrence Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage award, and a first

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A Virtuous Circle: English Class and Service Learning

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

by Dr. Jim Sabin   Dr. Sabin is a Clinical Professor of both Population Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Program On a sunny Saturday morning in July, 18 students at the Vermont campus, plus faculty members Dixie Goswami, Beverly Moss, and Margery Sabin, participated

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Vermont What’s the Story? Update: November, 2016

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Editor’s note: This update on the Vermont What’s the Story? project is provided by Tim O’Leary (BLSE ’16), reposted from the project website at http://whatsthestoryvt.com.  WTS Update: November 9th  We are two months into complex work, digging deep into critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in a hybrid (in person and online) environment, all with the prospects of creating positive social

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Navajo Youth Share Advocacy Work at Vermont Campus

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Navajo Youth Leaders for Community Health and Social Change (NCHO) visit Bread Loaf Vermont July 2016 Building from the work that began at Fern Creek High School in Louisville KY in 2012 with Bread Loaf’s Brent Peters (MA ’16) and Joe Franzen’s food studies program, and Paul Barnwell’s (MA  ’13) digital curriculum, work that came to

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Novelist Dave Eggers Visits Fern Creek

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

We had a superb visit with Dave Eggers and Jim James (from the band My Morning Jacket). We talked  about creativity, imagination, and education. The two generously joined a group of Fern Creek students (in Louisville, KY)  for two hours that flew by like 15 minutes. We enjoyed some Nepali Samosas with tomato chutney courtesy

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Doctors in the House: Lewis, Wandera, Reeves Awarded PhDs

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Long standing Bread Loaf Teacher Network member, Ceci Lewis, was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Arizona on the 11th of August 2016.  Her dissertation, titled “Breaking Borders:  Women of Mexican Heritage in Douglas, Arizona,” examines the manifold ways in which fifteen women of Mexican heritage actively participated in the secular, spiritual, and

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Yulissa Nuñez: Writing and Acting for Change

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Editor’s note: Each summer, teachers from Andover Bread Loaf visit the Vermont campus to learn about work at Bread Loaf, and to get acquainted with students and faculty. Here is an excerpt from an introduction by Yulissa Nunez, first year Bread Loaf student, English teacher at Lawrence (MA)  High School, and an alumna of Andover

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