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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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Mobilizing and Connecting Communities across the Heartland: 2017 Brings a Resurgence to Buckeye Bread Loaf

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

by Chris Moore BLSE 2013 Liberty High School Powell, OH For Buckeye Bread Loaf, Ohio’s Chapter of BLTN, 2017 has been a year of revitalization. Currently, the Promise of Learnings, Inc. (POLI) supports eight Ohio teachers to attend Bread Loaf in the summer through Bickimer Fellowships. During the summer and throughout the school year, these

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Help Needed!: A Story of Bread Loaf Teacher Networking

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Alfredo Celedón Luján, BLSE 1987, Bread Loaf/New Mexico director’s assistant, is the 2017 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English’s Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award, in recognition of his contributions to the development of NCTE’s professional community.   Help Needed!: A Story of Bread Loaf Teacher Networking NCTE Conference at St.

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Bringing it Back: Bread Loaf Teachers Reflect on Summer Learning

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

With each issue of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal, we feature BLTN Fellows’ reflections on how their summer coursework propels their thinking about pedagogy and collaboration. We invite you to use the comments feature on this page to inquire into the thinking and plans our fellows share here.  PEDAGOGY Fallon Abel Sharon Academy Middle

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Letters from the Field: BLTN Reading and Teaching

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In December, we asked the 2017 BLTN fellows to weigh in on recent reads and texts they are reading and teaching with students. We include a selection of their letters here.  Hi! I just started teaching seniors this year and decided that it was time for students to engage in some horizontal accountability to help

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The Story of “What’s the Story?”: The I-Search as a Political Act

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

by Tim O’Leary BLSE 2016 Co-Director, What’s the Story? Vermont Technology Innovation Specialist Addison Central School District Middlebury, VT   What’s the Story?: The I-Search as a Political Act In 1988, former Bread Loaf School of English faculty member Ken Macrorie published The I-Search Paper, a radical political act that democratized authority in classrooms around the

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Derek Burtch and Amelia Gordon: A Dialogue on “Erase the Space”

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Derek Burtch and Amelia Gordon are in their second year of collaborations connecting their students through written and face-to-face dialogue. Derek, who teaches in suburban Powell, Ohio, and Amelia who teaches at South Hight School in Columbus, fittingly chose to process their reflections and plans via online written dialogue—a medium through which they are learning

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John Hall and Laura Benton (continued)

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In addition to creating a garden, we hope students will connect across cultural and geographic divides. Kentucky and California have very different growing seasons, and this difference will help students understand the importance of place in growing food. In Cli-Fi, we discussed the ways the effects of climate change transgress borders. Any effective response to

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Fallon Abel Collaborations – Continued

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

The other BLTN-related exchange I’m presently trying to arrange would be with a class in Pakistan. When Moshin Tenjani visited campus this summer, we spoke about how energy and sustainability issues impact our respective communities. I asked him whether it might be possible for him to reach out to some of the teachers and schools

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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.



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