Faculty Notes

Bartels, Banks Join Kentucky BLTN Spring Meeting

May 14th, 2014 | By

Kentucky BLTN members met on a beautiful spring day in Lexington, Kentucky, to showcase successful exchanges and anticipate the coming summer at Bread Loaf. Emily Bartels hosted the meeting in collaboration with Fayette County Publics represented by Elizabeth Tronoski and The Fund for Transforming Kentucky represented by Renee Boss. The showcase featured the outstanding work

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Django Paris in Harvard Educational Review

May 14th, 2014 | By
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Bread Loaf’s Associate Director, Django Paris, and H. Samy Alim have published “What Are We Seeking to Sustain Through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy?” in the Spring, 2014 issue of Harvard Educational Review. Here’s the abstract: In this article, Django Paris and H. Samy Alim use the emergence of Paris’s concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP) as

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Banks, Sullivan Join BLSE Faculty

May 14th, 2014 | By
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Editor’s note: This piece is re-posted from the Spring 2014 Bread Loaf Newsletter. Two outstanding new faculty members will join the Bread Loaf community this summer. To help you get to know them better, we’ve provided short bios below. We also were able to catch up with Robert Sullivan to ask him a few questions.

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Reading the World

Sep 6th, 2013 | By
Director, Bread Loaf School of English

—by Emily C. Bartels, BLSE Director  From its inception, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network has emphasized two things as vital to the digital writing projects its members undertake in their classrooms: one, the power of engaging students from different schools and cultures in critical dialogues about themselves and what they’re reading; and two, the grounding

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The Pedagogy of the Imagination: Professor Michael Armstrong

Sep 6th, 2013 | By
Michael Armstrong with a Lawrence student at the Addison Gallery in Andover, MA.

—by Tom McKenna BLTN Director of Communications, BLSE 1996   In a recent Middlebury Magazine clip featuring Bread Loaf courses that excited students, it’s hard to miss the sparkle in people’s eyes as they attest to loving Professor Michael Armstrong’s classes (“The Fantastic and the Marvelous: Exploring the Fictional Worlds of Italo Calvino” and “Describing

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What Does It Mean to Be an English Teacher and Student?

Sep 6th, 2013 | By
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—by Django Paris, Michigan State University; Associate Director, BLSE This piece is adapted from remarks at the BLSE Vermont Opening Ceremonies, June 24, 2013. One of the things I most cherish about Bread Loaf is that so many of us—faculty and students alike—are English teachers. We teach the discipline English as our chosen vocation. I’ve

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Defining Literacy Today

Sep 6th, 2013 | By
Visit from Tupac

—by Andrea Lunsford Professor of English Emerita,  Stanford University  with photos and commentary by Brent Ashley English Instructor, Lynnfield High School Lynnfield, MA BLSE 2014 As each new year rolls toward summer, my heart rolls toward Bread Loaf. I can hear the birds outside the campus’ Victorian buildings, smell the newly mown grass where Bocci

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BLTN 2013: Prospect and Retrospect

Sep 6th, 2013 | By
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—by Dixie Goswami, BLTN Director “English Teaching: Prospect and Retrospect,” the final essay in James Britton’s 1982 collection of essays, Prospect and Retrospect, speaks about the future of the profession, the increasing recognition of the individual student’s needs and intentions, the centrality of humanistic education, and the role of the imagination, especially in turbulent times.

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Ethics and the Teaching of English

Sep 5th, 2013 | By
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—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 In the years that I’ve been a faculty spouse since my wife Margery began teaching at the Vermont campus in 1992, I’d been making connections

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A Historical Perspective on BLTN

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By
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In these excerpts from a 2012 interview, Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director Dixie Goswami speaks to the origin of the network, its evolution through the past two decades, and prospects for the future.



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