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Reimagining the Classroom: BLTN Teachers Offer Support and Strategy

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…Even as they participate in supportive networks like BLTN, teachers are finding themselves bombarded with new demands and online resources…From one meeting to the next, teachers shared not only how they were surviving and striving to meet student needs, and how they were coping with ‘Zoom fatigue,’ but they gave sparkling accounts of the sources of joy they were finding despite quarantined life….”



Reclaiming the Classroom: A Retrospective on Bread Loaf’s Foundational Work in Classroom Inquiry

May 21st, 2020 | By

“… former Bread Loaf faculty member James Britton’s call for ‘the decade of the classroom teacher,’ for ‘the full potential of interactive teaching and learning’ requiring ‘all the help we can give them’ may have arrived in 2020….”



Affirmation and Invitation: Say Yes to Pears

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…This is no ordinary pedagogy book. Joe and Brent invite us graciously into their practice, involve us in planning the ingredients for our own contexts, and they provide literal and figurative feasts for experiences (in high schools of all places) of community and affirmation…”



“Nothing, If Not Critical”: Learning Critical Thinking While Hanging Out with a Scholar

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…These young people and their teacher demonstrate the best of teaching and learning, and we are all lucky that our future is in their hands…”



Opportunities out of Nowhere: Karachi Connections

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…The virus came from nowhere, but it also brought opportunities from nowhere. TSW was fortunate to be associated with Andover Bread Loaf and the wider Bread Loaf Teacher Network. Although these are trying times that are constantly evolving, one lesson learned is that collaboratives, collectives, and networks are the way to go…”



Bread Loaf Teacher Network: A Resource for Virtual Teaching and Learning in Time of Pandemic

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…When the pandemic hit our youth we were able immediately to access caring, knowledgeable adults and each other….”



Saving My Voice

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

When I was asked–allowed–to untie my tongue in What’s the Story?, I began to understand that I was my own creator. I began to peel back my understandings of education and consider deeply what learning was. I worked for two years on multi-media campaigns exploring the experience of gender non-conforming students in Vermont middle in high schools. With that came an endless stream of events that have since changed my life.



Capable of Standing Up: Feeling Empowered to Create Change

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

During the car ride home, we Vermonters reflected on the immense strength and possibility of NextGen. The Hazhó’ó Hólne’ Writing Conference would shape our social action work in Vermont as well as our personal roles in our communities for the rest of our lives.



NextGen: A Home for Change

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

For the past few years my younger sister and I have been displaced, moving from house to house, never getting too comfortable or being too sure that we’d sleep in the same bed for more than a week. After being displaced again this past Christmas and feeling entirely alone with the weight of the world on my shoulders, I just mentally needed a place to go, a place where my situation didn’t exist, a place where I could be a kid—something I didn’t have the luxury of doing in my everyday life. I found that in NextGen.



A Journey between Four Sacred Mountains

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

As a group we all proposed ideas to stay in touch and ensure that NextGen survives. We owe that much to the youth that will come after us.



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