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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…”



Heart and Action: Virtual Family Literacy Night Brings Youth Network Together

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…’Peace looks like you and me,’ remarked one writer, ‘a 15-gallery view in Zoom, people writing and sharing in virtual spaces connected through the airways and our hearts’…”



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…”



Changemakers and Filmmakers: Vermont and South Carolina Students Learn from One Another

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…This is why we do this—for youth to learn ways to better understand themselves and help to change their worlds…”



Awards and Recognitions

May 21st, 2020 | By

Lauren Jewett, of Kipp Morial School in New Orleans has been selected to two prestigious fellowship posts this academic year. She is an Understood Teacher Fellow, and an ASCD 2019 Emerging Leader. In these capacities, she has authored “How I Navigate the Coronavirus as an Educator with Anxiety,” and “How I’m Leading Remote IEP Meetings.”

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Blast from the BLRTN Past: Becoming Teacher Researchers

May 21st, 2020 | By

This Summer, 1998 issue of the Bread Loaf Rural Teacher Magazine focuses on a theme we highlight in this issue of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal: the power of teachers to shape the research that informs our profession. Link to the full Summer, 1998 issue, and to all back issues of the Journal and

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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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Bringing it Back: BLTN Teachers Bring Home Summer Learning

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

In this issue, we feature reflections from three Bread Loaf Teacher Network fellows on their summer learning, and on how that learning translates into collaborative teaching and social action plans for the 2018-19 school year. We are pleased to present reflections from Brent Peters who studied in Vermont, Amelia Gordon, from the Oxford Campus, and Mery

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