Fall 2013

Navajo Kentuckians in the Garden of the Home God

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Brent Peters English and Food Literacy Teacher Fern Creek Traditional High School Louisville, Kentucky BLSE ’16, funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation “Once upon a time as the full spring moon went down and the warm spring sun rose over Canyon de Chelly, Home God (Haashch’éehoghan) and his family went out to plant

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BLTN 2013: Prospect and Retrospect

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Dixie Goswami, BLTN Director “English Teaching: Prospect and Retrospect,” the final essay in James Britton’s 1982 collection of essays, Prospect and Retrospect, speaks about the future of the profession, the increasing recognition of the individual student’s needs and intentions, the centrality of humanistic education, and the role of the imagination, especially in turbulent times.

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News from New Mexico: Summer, 2013

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

—by Alfredo Lujan, Director’s Assistant; and Susan Miera, BLTN Coordinator, at Bread Loaf/Santa Fe, 2013 Bread Loaf/Santa Fe, 2013, can only be described as fast-paced with intense energy. The summer session, attended by ambitious and energetic students and an All-Star faculty, hosted several illustrious speakers and was the site of much fun and productive planning. Speakers Cindy

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A Writing Rodeo

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

  —by Alfredo Celedón Luján Bread Loaf/Santa Fe, BLTN Coordinator  Bread Loaf, 1987 “… the one thing I have cared about in life is getting a lot out of our school system….” Robert Frost  Robert Frost had a vision for the teaching of writing at the Bread Loaf School of English. He opened a discourse

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BLTN and Leadership

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

We asked Bread Loaf Teacher Network alumni to comment on the role their Bread Loaf experiences and their BLTN membership have played in their various paths toward leadership. Please add your own reflections in the comments section at the bottom of this article.  Renee Moore English Instructor Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead, MS BLSE 1997 It’s

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Ethics and the Teaching of English

Sep 5th, 2013 | 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 In the years that I’ve been a faculty spouse since my wife Margery began teaching at the Vermont campus in 1992, I’d been making connections

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News from Asheville: Summer, 2013

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

—by Janet Atkins, 2013 BLTN Coordinator, Bread Loaf/Asheville Bread Loaf, 2013, in Asheville, North Carolina, was a rainy affair this summer. For Bread Loafers, however, it meant lots of time to read and write papers. But, wait! That’s the way it is at every Bread Loaf campus whether it rains or not! Forty graduate students

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The Bread Loaf Teacher Network: A Way of Life

Sep 4th, 2013 | By

—by Ceci Lewis  English Instructor, Cochise Community College Co-Director, Andover Bread Loaf BLTN Advisory Board  BLSE  1999  As the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) celebrates its 20th year, I find myself reflecting on what my participation in this unusual network has provided for me, my students, and my profession. Starting out with my first classroom

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Return to Sender: BLTN Reads Together

Sep 1st, 2013 | By

—by R. Ummi Modeste, Andover Bread Loaf Co-Director Members of the BLTN from around the globe, and young writers connected to the network, will participate this spring in an international reading and writing event focusing on Return to Sender, Julia Alvarez’ young adult novel about the lives of undocumented farm workers. Tentatively billed as a

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Bread Loaf and BLTN: What Keeps You Connected?

Aug 27th, 2013 | By

—by Paul Barnwell English and Digital Literacy Instructor Fern Creek Traditional High School Louisville, Kentucky BLSE 2013, funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation For many of us educators, attending the Bread Loaf School of English is a sacrifice. We may leave husbands, wives, and children behind for six-plus weeks. We may miss training and

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