Bread Loaf offers many avenues for student support, both during the summer and the academic year.
During the academic year, veteran Bread Loaf students are available to answer questions for students new to the school or any of its campuses. A Students of Color group meets weekly at our campuses for peer mentoring and support. Contact Dana Olsen to be connected with a mentor.
Libraries and Technology
Students enjoy access to library and computer facilities on each campus. Though each campus has a computer lab, we encourage students to bring their own computers, if possible. In Vermont, most dorms and common spaces have wireless capabilities. In New Mexico and in Oxford, student rooms have either wireless or direct Ethernet connections. All Bread Loaf students can connect to BreadNet, our internal communications network.
Ken Macrorie Writing Centers
Each Bread Loaf campus offers a writing center staffed by trained Bread Loaf students. Peer readers at each center offer students rich opportunities to develop discipline-specific writing skills in the context of their summer work. The centers were established in honor of Ken Macrorie, a leader in the field of writing and education.
Bread Loaf Teacher Network
Supported by an exceptional team of Bread Loaf faculty, administrators, and peers, the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) helps members develop powerful classroom and community projects based on their Bread Loaf studies. This creates opportunities for their own students to take the lead as resources and advocates for social and educational equity and excellence.
BreadNet is an email account as well as a networking tool that has connected the classrooms of Bread Loaf School of English teachers since 1984.
As one of the first and most successful teacher networks in the nation, our primary goal is to perpetuate the Bread Loaf community throughout the year by encouraging collaboration among all Bread Loaf teachers, faculty, and their classrooms.
All Bread Loaf students, faculty, staff, and graduates can receive a free account on BreadNet by contacting Caroline Eisner, BreadNet Director.
BreadNet requires FirstClass client software, which you may download for free.
If you cannot log on to BreadNet, go to the BreadNet login screen and select set up. In the set-up, scroll down to server and change the numbers 220.127.116.11 to the words breadnet.middlebury.edu and then choose save. If you are still unable to log on, contact Caroline Eisner.