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Apr 4th, 2018 | By

For our sixth issue of BreadCast, John Hall shares a found poem he created in Professor Brenda Brueggemann’s class Teaching/Writing: The Art and Act of Writing about Teaching during the Summer 2017 session of the Bread Loaf School of English. Hall, a Lit for Life Scholar who teaches who teaches English and Urban Agriculture at Fern

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BLTN NextGen Leadership Network Launched

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

“Let’s think for a moment . . . What are we doing here? We are vivid and unbridled thinkers with innovative ideas and passions. So, we must be here to create something? Establish a network of some fashion? Maybe we are here to build a social network, a beautiful machine with cranks and levers engineered

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BLTN at NCTE 2017

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Bread Loaf Teacher Network Represents at NCTE 2017 Alfredo Lujan’s feature article, “Help Needed!: A Story of Bread Loaf Teacher Networking” gives a behind the scenes account of the challenges of organizing in St. Louis. 2017 NCTE ST LOUIS BLTN MEMBER SESSIONS Setting Minds Aflame: Creating and Stoking Youth Social Action Teams Kip Hottman, Stan

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Mobilizing and Connecting Communities across the Heartland: 2017 Brings a Resurgence to Buckeye Bread Loaf

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

by Chris Moore BLSE 2013 Liberty High School Powell, OH For Buckeye Bread Loaf, Ohio’s Chapter of BLTN, 2017 has been a year of revitalization. Currently, the Promise of Learnings, Inc. (POLI) supports eight Ohio teachers to attend Bread Loaf in the summer through Bickimer Fellowships. During the summer and throughout the school year, these

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BreadCast: A BLTN Podcast Series

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In his book Writing to Be Read and in thousands of interactions with teachers and writers, Bread Loaf Professor Ken Macrorie shared his conviction that writing read aloud is writing brought alive. With this series of podcasts, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network invites listeners to enjoy pieces developed in Bread Loaf contexts. This (mostly) monthly podcast series

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Letters from the Field: BLTN Reading and Teaching

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In December, we asked the 2017 BLTN fellows to weigh in on recent reads and texts they are reading and teaching with students. We include a selection of their letters here.  Hi! I just started teaching seniors this year and decided that it was time for students to engage in some horizontal accountability to help

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The Story of “What’s the Story?”: The I-Search as a Political Act

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

by Tim O’Leary BLSE 2016 Co-Director, What’s the Story? Vermont Technology Innovation Specialist Addison Central School District Middlebury, VT   What’s the Story?: The I-Search as a Political Act In 1988, former Bread Loaf School of English faculty member Ken Macrorie published The I-Search Paper, a radical political act that democratized authority in classrooms around the

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My Name: Rajwinder Kaur on Names, Identity, and Multicultural Storytelling

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

The November BreadCast, the fifth episode of the series, features Rajwinder Kaur’s summer work from the “Multicultural Digital Storytelling ” course led by Professor Cruz Medina at the Bread Loaf Santa Fe campus.



A Genre without Borders: Jennifer Coreas on Memoir, History, and Social Action

Oct 24th, 2017 | By

  The October issue of BreadCast features Jennifer Coreas’ reflections on her childhood in war-torn El Salvador, and the role of writing in her intellectual growth and professional work.



BreadCast #3: Beacons

Aug 4th, 2017 | By

The August episode of BreadCast features Vermont teacher, writer, and blogger Moira Donovan reflecting on twenty years as a rural educator. This conversation and reading, inspired by a visit with BLTN’s Dixie Goswami, draw from Moira’s 1996 Bread Loaf Teacher Rural Teacher Network Magazine essay, “The Wholeness of Teaching: Moments of Survival,” and Moira’s recent blog post on

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