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Nancie Atwell Gives the 2017 Drew Lecture

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Nancie Atwell, Honorary Doctor of Letters, BLSE 2016, and one of the most respected and influential educators in the world, gave the 2017 Elizabeth Drew Memorial Lecture on the Bread Loaf Vermont campus this summer. Atwell, who attended Bread Loaf from 1979–80 and in 1982, has been recognized as Poetry Teacher of the Year by

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Andover Bread Loaf Newsletter Features NextGen Youth

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Andover Bread Loaf Director Lou Bernieri has the lead in the 2017 Fall Newsletter with “ABL Youth Fortify Next Generation Leadership Network.” Click on the image at left to peruse the newsletter.



A Virtuous Circle: English Class and Service Learning

Nov 24th, 2016 | 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 On a sunny Saturday morning in July, 18 students at the Vermont campus, plus faculty members Dixie Goswami, Beverly Moss, and Margery Sabin, participated

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President Patton Confers Degrees, Inspires ‘Quiet and Loud Revolutions’

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Text excerpted from “Bread Loaf School of English Celebrates Commencement,” Middlebury Newsroom, authored by Dana Olsen. RIPTON, Vt. – The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English completed its 97th summer session with Commencement exercises for 50 master’s degree candidates at the Bread Loaf campus here on August 6. Emily Bartels, director of the School of English,

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From the Director: Opening Remarks in Vermont

Oct 31st, 2015 | By

Editor’s note: The following excerpt is from Director Emily Bartels’ opening night talk at the Vermont Campus, June, 2015. But there is a side to Bread Loaf that happens long after our intensive summer of study together is done. I’ve seen it across the country. On the Navajo Nation, Navajo students are taking the lead,

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Rhetoric’s Power: Imagination and Engagement at Santa Fe

Oct 27th, 2015 | By

Editor’s note: Inspired by a quick drop-in to Professor Cheryl Glenn’s “Rhetoric’s Power” course in June 2015, this post has been collaboratively produced with Bread Loaf students Mary Sisson, Jessica Candlin, and Hayley Shapland, along with Professor Glenn. We welcome comments from other class participants who have generously shared work samples.  As an advocate for including teacher voice in

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The Right Place

Oct 13th, 2015 | By

by Alfredo Celedón Luján Director’s Assistant, Bread Loaf Santa Fe MA ’87 I began my career as a “DA” (Director’s Assistant) at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Before that, I was a Bread Loaf student in Vermont. When I applied to Bread Loaf in 1981, Director Paul Cubeta had written to me

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Ethics Workshop Series Continues on Vermont Campus

Sep 30th, 2015 | By

Integrating Ethics into High School and Middle School English Class: A Workshop at Bread Loaf Vermont 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 June 26, 2015 From among several topics that

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Investigating the Past, Present, and Future of the Vermont Family Farm

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

by Bill Rich Vermont Bread Loaf Teacher Network Coordinator and Project Director MA ’99 Vermont BLTN Launches Credit-Earning Course for Vermont High School Students A group of Vermont students from area high schools gathered at Middlebury College on October 10 for the kickoff of What’s the Story: Investigating the Past, Present, and Future of the Vermont

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Writing across the Curriculum at Santa Fe Indian School

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

Writing Across the Curriculum: It’s Easier Than You Think Writing Across the Curriculum, Literacy and Technology Workshop, October 8-9, 2014 Hosted by Santa Fe Indian School, Bread Loaf School of English, and Write to Change by Susan Miera and Alicia Fritz Susan Miera is a founding member of the Bread Loaf (Rural) Teacher Network, a semi-retired

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