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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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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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Writing for Peace: ABL in Karachi and Mumbai

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

BLTN Leader and Andover Bread Loaf Associate Director, Rich Gorham (BLSE ’01) kept the Bread Loaf community informed as he worked with Mohsin Tejani (BLSE ’01), founder of the School of Writing in Karachi, Pakistan, and Lee Krishnan (BLSE ’07), teacher at Diamond Jubilee High School in Mumbai, India, to plan the 2018 Peace Literacy

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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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“South”: A Poem by Jaden Redhair

Jan 19th, 2018 | By

Since 2014, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) has partnered with the Navajo Nation and Partners in Health to provide writing and mentorship opportunities for the Navajo Community Health Outreach Program. As writing mentors, BLTN members have provided writing workshops for the NCHO Youth Leadership Program where we combine, creative, analytical, and reflective writing to

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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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