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Derek Burtch and Amelia Gordon: A Dialogue on “Erase the Space”

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Derek Burtch and Amelia Gordon are in their second year of collaborations connecting their students through written and face-to-face dialogue. Derek, who teaches in suburban Powell, Ohio, and Amelia who teaches at South High School in Columbus, fittingly chose to process their reflections and plans via online written dialogue—a medium through which they are learning

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John Hall and Laura Young (continued)

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In addition to creating a garden, we hope students will connect across cultural and geographic divides. Kentucky and California have very different growing seasons, and this difference will help students understand the importance of place in growing food. In Cli-Fi, we discussed the ways the effects of climate change transgress borders. Any effective response to

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Fallon Abel Collaborations – Continued

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

The other BLTN-related exchange I’m presently trying to arrange would be with a class in Pakistan. When Moshin Tenjani visited campus this summer, we spoke about how energy and sustainability issues impact our respective communities. I asked him whether it might be possible for him to reach out to some of the teachers and schools

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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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BreadCast, ep. 2: Say Yes to Pears

Jul 19th, 2017 | By

For the second episode of BreadCast, Brent Peters tells us, “When you have 50 pounds of pears and a strict lesson plan, pears go to waste.” In “Say Yes to Pears,” Brent gives us a teaching stance that supports “learning in season” so pears and student voices may be savored.



Breadcast #2: Say Yes to Pears

Jul 11th, 2017 | By

For the second episode of Breadcast, Brent Peters tells us, “When you have 50 pounds of pears and a strict lesson plan, pears go to waste.” In “Say Yes to Pears,” Brent gives us a teaching stance that supports “learning in season” so pears and student voices may be savored. To subscribe to podcast episodes,

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Introducing BreadCast: A BLTN Podcast Series

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By

We hope you enjoy the first episode of a series of BLTN podcasts we’re calling BreadCast. See the podcast page— as part of the MiddCast series— to subscribe. Feel free to discuss Alfredo’s take on voice below. We’d love your ideas for future releases. Email to Tom_McKenna@breadnet.middlebury.edu with ideas.



BLTN at NCTE: Faces of Advocacy

Nov 25th, 2016 | By

Here’s a gallery of several photos from the Bread Loaf Teacher Network presentations and gatherings at the 2016 NCTE Annual Convention, “Faces of Advocacy.” Do you have photos to add? Send them to Tom McKenna.  



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