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Fancypants, Pen Pals, and Real English: Making Space for Learning with Uncertainty

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

Gregory Masterson Booth English Teacher Sheridan High School Thornville, OH “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”—Epictetus I’m stating the obvious when I say schools exist as a mechanism to help shape a society through the shaping of individuals, and that we seek to shape those individuals by instilling

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Santa Fe Spotlight: Teaching Multimodal Writing in a Digital Age

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

Dr. Cruz Medina’s students rave about the balance of theory and practical application they experience in his course, Multimodal Composition in a Digital Age. Since the course will once again be offered on the Santa Fe Campus in Summer 2019, I thought it would be fun to interview Cruz about the class, and to highlight

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BLTN NextGen: A Youth Social Action Movement

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

The Next Generation Leadership Network (BLTN NextGen) is a collaboration between Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English (BLSE) and Ivan Allen College at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Working with underserved youth in six sites across the United States, the network is currently funded by the Ford Foundation. The network seriously engages the question:

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Defying Perceived Limitations: Lessons from a BLTN NextGen Internship

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

Dewight Leupp 2018 BLTN NextGen Summer Intern University of New Mexico The capacity and willingness to learn is great among my generation.  I know we can influence the next generation to be agents of change. I had a chance to build and test this theory this summer as an intern for the BLTN Next Generation

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Caption That!

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

Why it is important to caption your videos? How might captioning add to your content, and why might you want to become a captioning advocate at public events? This spirited conversation between Bread Loaf Vermont faculty member, Dr. Brenda Brueggemann, Professor and Aetna Endowed Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut, and Norma Miller,

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What’s the Story? at Bellows Free Academy: A Vermont Collaboration

Feb 10th, 2019 | By

Nate Archambault English Teacher Bellows Free Academy St. Albans, VT BLSE 2018 The dust had barely settled on my Bread Loaf School of English diploma when I returned from an invigorating and challenging summer on the mountain, a place that I consider one of my homes, to another home, my high school alma mater and

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Library Notes

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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