Fall 2013

BLTN at 20: Encouraging and Celebrating Learning

Sep 7th, 2013 | By

Professor and Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director, Dixie Goswami describes the fundamentals of the network: Celebrating 20 Years of Inside and Outside Support —by Dixie Goswami, Professor and Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director, Bread Loaf School of English Editor’s note: Learn more from Ms. Goswami about the intellectual history of the network in a longer

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2013 Digital Media and Youth Action Workshops Inform BLTN

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Sandy LeGault, Director of Admissions  This past summer saw an unprecedented level of BLTN activity at all Bread Loaf campuses. Students attended the weekly BLTN meetings in unprecedented numbers, and teachers from public and private schools, teaching at every grade level, made connections that will continue into the school year. All current and former Bread

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News from Vermont: Summer 2013

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Debbie Alcorn, 2013 BLTN Coordinator, Bread Loaf/Vermont The Vermont BL Campus has been hopping this summer! There have been more guest speakers, readers, and workshops this summer than ever before, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of  The Bread Loaf Teacher Network. Guest readers included Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Trethewey, poet and activist

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Reading the World

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Emily C. Bartels, BLSE Director  From its inception, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network has emphasized two things as vital to the digital writing projects its members undertake in their classrooms: one, the power of engaging students from different schools and cultures in critical dialogues about themselves and what they’re reading; and two, the grounding

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The Pedagogy of the Imagination: Professor Michael Armstrong

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Tom McKenna BLTN Director of Communications, BLSE 1996   In a recent Middlebury Magazine clip featuring Bread Loaf courses that excited students, it’s hard to miss the sparkle in people’s eyes as they attest to loving Professor Michael Armstrong’s classes (“The Fantastic and the Marvelous: Exploring the Fictional Worlds of Italo Calvino” and “Describing

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What Does It Mean to Be an English Teacher and Student?

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Django Paris, Michigan State University; Associate Director, BLSE This piece is adapted from remarks at the BLSE Vermont Opening Ceremonies, June 24, 2013. One of the things I most cherish about Bread Loaf is that so many of us—faculty and students alike—are English teachers. We teach the discipline English as our chosen vocation. I’ve

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A Year with Andover Bread Loaf

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Lou Bernieri Director of Andover Bread Loaf   Browse Andover Bread Loaf’s interactive timeline. Hover over each slide for a description.  Andover Bread Loaf’s three summer workshops for teachers and students are the culmination of work done in the previous school year and the springboard for work that will be done in the new

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Poetic Justice at Northern High School: Students Find Voice in Spoken Word Poetry

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Debbie Alcorn, English and Creative Writing Teacher Northern High School, Durham, NC BLSE, 2011; M.Litt., 2016 I teach because I love to learn. I spend my summers at the Bread Loaf School of English, pursuing an M.Litt. degree in English; year-round I’m a member of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN), which connects me

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News from Oxford: Summer 2013

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Paul Barnwell, 2013 BLTN Coordinator, Bread Loaf/Oxford Though thousands of miles from their students and their jobs as teachers, members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network at Oxford, England, maintained a steady presence at Lincoln College during the summer. Highlights included engaging presentations by veteran BLTN members Chris Moore (OH) and Susannah Kilbourne (KY),

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Defining Literacy Today

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Andrea Lunsford Professor of English Emerita,  Stanford University  with photos and commentary by Brent Ashley English Instructor, Lynnfield High School Lynnfield, MA BLSE 2014 As each new year rolls toward summer, my heart rolls toward Bread Loaf. I can hear the birds outside the campus’ Victorian buildings, smell the newly mown grass where Bocci

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