Fall 2015

Andover Bread Loaf Creates Family Literacy Night Video

Oct 18th, 2015 | By

The first Lawrence Family Literacy Night of the 2015-2016 school year took place on Tuesday evening, September 29, at the Oliver Partnership School in Lawrence, coordinated by Bread Loaf teachers Yulissa Nunez and Richard Gorham. (The school is run through a partnership between the Lawrence Public School District and the American Federation of Teachers). There

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Reaching for Each Other: September 11 Reflections

Oct 18th, 2015 | By

by Jessica Dean Adjunct English Instructor and Writing Tutor Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN MA ’15 Fourteen years ago I walked into a classroom. All of the students watched the television in silence. At 9 AM, our speech professor walked in and turned off the TV. He said something about . . . knowing there were things

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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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A Live Performance: Sharing Video Skills with NCHO Youth

Oct 11th, 2015 | By

by Tim O’Leary English Teacher Middlebury Union High School, Middlebury Vermont MA ’07 The creation of documentary-styled video contains many non-alphabetic literacies. I often group the component literacies into interpersonal, technological, and aesthetic understandings and skills. At times, they dance together in “real-time” situations when subjects are in front of a camera, and an interviewer is

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Writing for a Better World: Bread Loaf Mumbai

Oct 4th, 2015 | By

Read travelogues and conference proceedings from the 2015 Bread Loaf India conference at http://www.breadloafindia.org. Be sure to read Rich Gorham’s detailed daily posts. For a collection of articles featuring aspects of BLTN’s international projects, take this link.



Food Literacy, Healthy Communities, and Youth Leadership

Oct 4th, 2015 | By

Drawing from hours of onsite footage, Mad River Media’s Ed Dooley released two versions of a video documentary on the Food Literacy collaborations among youth and teachers on the Navajo Nation and at Fern Creek Traditional High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Following the release of this video story (short version is below), participating BLTNers were invited

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Bread Loaf Two-Year College Network Launched

Oct 3rd, 2015 | By

by Katie Stewart English Instructor Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC M.A. 2014 During the summer session in Vermont, community college instructors and higher education professionals gathered for a one-day event to discuss the national conversation regarding community colleges. We considered aspects of the recent scholarship and discourse surrounding community colleges in general and college writing in particular. Community colleges have

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Karachi Connection: A Webinar on Teaching Writing

Oct 3rd, 2015 | By

The School of Writing in Karachi, Pakistan, organized a webinar for school teachers from Karachi this past September. Andover Bread Loaf and Bread Loaf Teacher Network colleagues Mohsin Tejani in Karachi and Lorena German in Austin, Texas, collaboratively designed the two-hour virtual visit with Lorena. Topics Lorena covered with the teachers included “skills-based learning, accountability of students

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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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From Loaf to Farm: A Bread Loaf-Inspired Market Garden

Sep 13th, 2015 | By

by Jessica Dean Adjunct English Instructor and Writing Tutor Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN The word halo has agricultural origins. The Greek meaning traces back to the threshing floor, tread into a circular shape by oxen or other animals threshing grains. Clay Halo Farm & Kitchen, my urban garden project, exists to grow and gather. The farm exists

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