BLTN Teachers

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

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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

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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

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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.

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BLTN Student Panel at Oregon Academic Technology Society

May 14th, 2014 | By

Students of BLTN teachers Paul Barnwell, Ceci Lewis, Renee Moore, Brendan McGrath, and Tom McKenna, presented at this year’s Oregon Academic Technology Society (OAtS)  annual meeting, organized by Scott Christian, BLTN member and co-founder of OAtS. McKenna and Moore each wrote about the event. Click on the thumbnail images to access each article.



BLTN at NCTE: An Image Gallery

May 14th, 2014 | By

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Paul Barnwell: Kentucky Collaborations

May 14th, 2014 | By

-by Paul Barnwell English and Digital Media Teacher Fern Creek Traditional High School, Louisville, KY M.A. 2013, funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation Attending the Bread Loaf School of English and participating in BLTN is a pedagogical journey not likely to be forgotten.  In this journal last year, I wrote about why a

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This is What Lawrence Youth Do on a Friday Night

May 14th, 2014 | By

-by Lou Bernieri Director, Andover Bread Loaf Real Talk: Stand Up, Speak Out! A conference for Youth and Adults about Creative Responses to Bullying Andover Bread Loaf’s organizing of a youth-driven public health campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts, kicked off Friday, May 9, 2014, at Movement City with “REAL TALK: STAND UP, SPEAK OUT,”  a conference for youth

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Reflections on the Evolution of a Teacher

May 13th, 2014 | By

In 1995, Karen Mitchell was a third grade teacher in Juneau, Alaska, and a founding fellow of the Bread Loaf Rural Teacher Network (BLRTN), when she wrote “Reflections on the Evolution of a Teacher,” published in the Fall 1995 BLRTN Magazine. Her article included this passage: “I used to think it was a privilege to

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Navajo Kentuckians Present at National Indian Health Service Conference

May 1st, 2014 | By

  Brent Peters, English and Food Literacy teacher at Fern Creek High School in Lexington, Kentucky has written about the evolution of the “Navajo Kentuckians” group in each of the previous issues of the journal. (See “The Case for Food Literacy,”  and “Navajo Kentuckians in the Garden of the Home God.”) In this excerpt from

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