BLTN Teachers

News and Awards

Dec 13th, 2014 | By

Nancie Atwell just released the third edition of In the Middle: A lifetime of Learning About Writing, Reading, and Adolescents (Heinemann). Adam Banks, Bread Loaf faculty (’14) and professor in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies recently received the 2014 Rhetorician of the Year at The Young

[continue reading…]



The Power of Connecting Teacher Networks

Dec 11th, 2014 | By

Editor’s note: This blog post, by Renee Moore (MA ’97), and Paul Barnwell (MA ’13) is cross-posted, with permission from Renee’s October 17, 2014, blog post at the Center for Teacher Quality. See the article in its original format at http://www.teachingquality.org/content/blogs/renee-moore/power-connecting-teacher-networks Posted by Renee Moore on Friday, 10/17/2014 Paul Barnwell: Renee, you have far more experience than I do in education,

[continue reading…]



Vermont Fest Features VT BLTN Presentations

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

by Tim O’Leary English Teacher Middlebury Union High School, Middlebury Vermont MA ’07 VT-BLTN took the stage in Killington, Vermont on November 7th, 2014. NoraKeathley ’16 and Adam Joselson ’15, of Middlebury Union High School (VT), presented their own case-stories about creating video documentaries along with me. They spoke to K-12 teachers andadministrators from around

[continue reading…]



Unequal Education Revisited: A Dialogue with Steve Goodman

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

On July 18, 2014 Steve Goodman of Educational Video Center (EVC)  in New York visited Bread Loaf’s Vermont campus to share some of the work and methods of EVC youth in developing provocative and thoughtful documentary videos. Following his visit, Steve invites us to join him here in an online dialogue about the final work he

[continue reading…]



Bringing it Back: Educating for Social Change

May 14th, 2014 | By

Chris McCurry, Nell Whitman, and the other contributors to this issue claim that conversations initiated while studying at Bread Loaf and continued online are at the heart of BLTN. Diverse in its members’ opinions, cultures and experiences, BLTN exists within the traditions of the Bread Loaf School of English, an institution that provides education in British,

[continue reading…]



Imagination, Idealism, and Compassion: Lawrence Family Literacy Nights

May 14th, 2014 | By

Here’s what happened when Lou Bernieri and a core group of about twenty Lawrence Bread Loaf teachers expanded their work with English / Language Arts teachers to include students and community organizations:  In a city with a population of about 73,000,  the Andover Bread Loaf / Lawrence BLTN partnership is now reaching about 6,000 public

[continue reading…]



Secretary Duncan Thanks BLTN’s Rich Gorham

May 14th, 2014 | By

During Teacher Appreciation Week this year, Secretary Arne Duncan called Rich Gorham to thank him for his work in the Lawrence Public Schools and with Andover Bread Loaf (ABL) and its international outreach work in Haiti and Pakistan. Rich was one of only a handful of teachers to receive “Courage Calls,” in a year when

[continue reading…]



Exchanging Lives: The Life and Afterlife of a BLTN Online Exchange

May 14th, 2014 | By

-by Dixie Goswami Director, Bread Loaf Teacher Network We’re eager for you to comment on our Exchanging Lives project for this issue of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal:  To compose a digital essay, a piece of writing meant to be read on the screen rather than the page.  As we launched this project, our digital expertise

[continue reading…]



Laura Benton: A Portrait of a Teacher as a BLTN Fellow

May 14th, 2014 | By

Laura Benton English Teacher Woodford County High School, Versailles, KY BLSE 2013, funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation In this interview conducted near the end of her first year as a Bread Loaf Teacher Network / C. E. & S Foundation Fellow, Laura Benton of Versailles, Kentucky reflects on how one summer at Bread Loaf

[continue reading…]



Taking a Student Perspective: Lessons from Rayna

May 14th, 2014 | By

-by Sheri Skelton English Teacher, White Mountain School, White Mountain, Alaska M.A. 1997 My Bread Loaf journey began in the summer of 1994 when I first traveled to Vermont from Shishmaref, a small Inupiaq village in northwestern rural Alaska. Summers at Bread Loaf provided academic challenges and conversations and the opportunity to focus on writing.

[continue reading…]



Sites DOT MiddleburyThe Middlebury site network.