BLTN Teachers

“Nothing, If Not Critical”: Learning Critical Thinking While Hanging Out with a Scholar

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…These young people and their teacher demonstrate the best of teaching and learning, and we are all lucky that our future is in their hands…”



Bread Loaf Teacher Network: A Resource for Virtual Teaching and Learning in Time of Pandemic

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…When the pandemic hit our youth we were able immediately to access caring, knowledgeable adults and each other….”



A Teacher’s Call to Teachers: Review of Lorena German’s The Anti Racist Teacher: Reading Instruction Workbook

May 21st, 2020 | By

Dr. David Wandera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education, Language & Literacy at The College of New Jersey. He received his BLSE M.A. in 2008, and his M.Litt in 2013. In 1994, John Kehoe wrote an article on the debate between multicultural education and anti-racist education arguing that anti-racist teaching addresses

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Awards and Recognitions

May 21st, 2020 | By

Lauren Jewett, of Kipp Morial School in New Orleans has been selected to two prestigious fellowship posts this academic year. She is an Understood Teacher Fellow, and an ASCD 2019 Emerging Leader. In these capacities, she has authored “How I Navigate the Coronavirus as an Educator with Anxiety,” and “How I’m Leading Remote IEP Meetings.”

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Blast from the BLRTN Past: Becoming Teacher Researchers

May 21st, 2020 | By

This Summer, 1998 issue of the Bread Loaf Rural Teacher Magazine focuses on a theme we highlight in this issue of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal: the power of teachers to shape the research that informs our profession. Link to the full Summer, 1998 issue, and to all back issues of the Journal and

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What’s the Story?: Teaching Skills for Social Change

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

by Tim O’Leary BLSE 2016 Co-Director, What’s the Story? the Vermont Young People Social Action Team Technology Innovation Specialist Shelburne Community School Shelburne, VT We are thrilled to be immersed in another year of a free Bread Loaf program for middle and high school youth across Vermont: What’s the Story? The Vermont Young People Social

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BLTN NextGen: A Youth Social Action Movement

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

The Next Generation Leadership Network (BLTN NextGen) is a collaboration between Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English (BLSE) and Ivan Allen College at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Working with underserved youth in six sites across the United States, the network is currently funded by the Ford Foundation. The network seriously engages the question:

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Bringing it Back: BLTN Teachers Bring Home Summer Learning

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

In this issue, we feature reflections from three Bread Loaf Teacher Network fellows on their summer learning, and on how that learning translates into collaborative teaching and social action plans for the 2018-19 school year. We are pleased to present reflections from Brent Peters who studied in Vermont, Amelia Gordon, from the Oxford Campus, and Mery

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BLTN Action Grant Funds Young Adult Book Club

Feb 10th, 2019 | By

Kurt Ostrow English Teacher B.M.C. Durfee High School Fall River, MA Ken Macrorie Fellow Last year, inspired by Nancie Atwell’s 2017 Drew Lecture at Bread Loaf Vermont, I dove deeply into the field of independent reading. I have grown, laminated, labeled, and sorted a classroom library of well over 400 high-interest books. I have built

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BLTN at NCTE 2017

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Bread Loaf Teacher Network Represents at NCTE 2017 Alfredo Lujan’s feature article, “Help Needed!: A Story of Bread Loaf Teacher Networking” gives a behind the scenes account of the challenges of organizing in St. Louis. 2017 NCTE ST LOUIS BLTN MEMBER SESSIONS Setting Minds Aflame: Creating and Stoking Youth Social Action Teams Kip Hottman, Stan

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