Faculty Notes

A Historical Perspective on BLTN

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By

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.



A Tribute to Jim Maddox

Nov 11th, 2012 | By
Jim Maddox

Jim Maddox, member of the BLSE faculty for a decade before serving as director from 1989 to 2010, when he retired, was BLTN’s great advocate and visionary leader, responsible for major grants. Jim always presented BLTN as a valuable, visible resource for improving public education, supporting teachers in the most basic of ways, by offering to

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Talking Writing

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Talking Writing by Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University.  Shirley Brice Heath, Professor Emerita at Stanford University, taught at Bread Loaf-Vermont for nine summers, from 1982-2001, working with several of her Bread Loaf students as co-researchers on inquiries about literacy and the arts. Ways with Words:  Language, life, and work in communities and classrooms was published in 1983.

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BreadNet: The Enduring Vision of Rocky Gooch

Sep 3rd, 2012 | By

BreadNet, the digital network of the Bread Loaf School of English and the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, began way back in 1984. In the age of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Twitter, Facebook, and Skype, is BreadNet passé? This summer’s lively conversation on “connected teaching and learning” gave us occasion to take stock of some

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