BLTN Teachers

BLTN and Leadership

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

We asked Bread Loaf Teacher Network alumni to comment on the role their Bread Loaf experiences and their BLTN membership have played in their various paths toward leadership. Please add your own reflections in the comments section at the bottom of this article.  Renee Moore English Instructor Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead, MS BLSE 1997 It’s

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The Bread Loaf Teacher Network: A Way of Life

Sep 4th, 2013 | By

—by Ceci Lewis  English Instructor, Cochise Community College Co-Director, Andover Bread Loaf BLTN Advisory Board  BLSE  1999  As the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) celebrates its 20th year, I find myself reflecting on what my participation in this unusual network has provided for me, my students, and my profession. Starting out with my first classroom

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Return to Sender: BLTN Reads Together

Sep 1st, 2013 | By

—by R. Ummi Modeste, Andover Bread Loaf Co-Director Members of the BLTN from around the globe, and young writers connected to the network, will participate this spring in an international reading and writing event focusing on Return to Sender, Julia Alvarez’ young adult novel about the lives of undocumented farm workers. Tentatively billed as a

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Bread Loaf and BLTN: What Keeps You Connected?

Aug 27th, 2013 | By

—by Paul Barnwell English and Digital Literacy Instructor Fern Creek Traditional High School Louisville, Kentucky BLSE 2013, funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation For many of us educators, attending the Bread Loaf School of English is a sacrifice. We may leave husbands, wives, and children behind for six-plus weeks. We may miss training and

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A Historical Perspective on BLTN

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By

In these excerpts from a 2012 interview, Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director Dixie Goswami speaks to the origin of the network, its evolution through the past two decades, and prospects for the future.



I Live Here: A Reflective Artifact Project

Apr 1st, 2013 | By

Kim Masterson teaches at Salem High School in Salem, MA. She graduated from Bread Loaf’s Asheville campus in 2007, where she worked for three years as a Director’s Assistant. This summer, Kim will be working at the Vermont campus in the same capacity. Kim credits Professor Tilly Warnock’s Bread Loaf course, “Rewriting a Life: Teaching

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Teach Lawrence: Transforming Education, Transforming a City

Nov 11th, 2012 | By

Jineyda Tapia speaks of the genesis of Teach Lawrence, an outgrowth of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network and Andover Bread Loaf partnership. TEACH LAWRENCE: An initiative organized and led by members of the Lawrence Bread Loaf Teacher Network, Andover Bread Loaf, and young people and community advocates who are powerful forces for educational change. Goals:

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BLTN Bibliography: A Growing Resource

Nov 11th, 2012 | By

by Dixie Goswami, Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director.  A grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations plus support from Bread Loaf and Write to Change are making it possible, with the help of all past and present BLTN members, to prepare a list of BLTN scholarship, references, and resources. Rachel Joslyn, a Bread Loaf student from

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The Case For Food Literacy

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

—by Brent Peters, funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation. Before becoming an English teacher and Bread Loaf student, Brent Peters worked as a chef at the Mayan Café in Louisville, Kentucky. Joe Franzen has been an urban gardener, sustainability enthusiast, environmental educator, and kitchen magician for years. He has turned Fern Creek Traditional High School

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Why BLTN?: Members Weigh In on Connected Teaching

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Connected, by Lorena German, Lawrence, Massachusetts.  In 1998 I walked into high school and that afternoon we were ushered into the auditorium for the freshman assembly. Among the rules and warnings that were announced to us, we were told, “Look to your left. Look to your right. The person next to you might not be here

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