In episode 19, Stacey talks with Caleb Howard, a K-5 Spanish teacher from New Jersey, about the impact professional development has made in his teaching. After attending his first ACTFL convention in 2012, Caleb reevaluated his target language use with his early language learners and started a blog to help others use 90%+ target language in the classroom.
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Caleb teaches at Dr. William Mennies Elementary School, is the current foreign language teacher of the year for NECTFL and FLENJ, and was a featured speaker at this year’s national conference for the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers. Caleb has published over 100 posts on “Tuesday’s Tips For Staying In The Target Language,” and his resources have been accessed over 700,000 times. Having grown up in Ecuador, Costa Rica and Queens, NY, Caleb loves to help his students appreciate the beauty of cultural diversity. Ask him about PB&J in Costa Rica or solo indoor dining in La Ceibita, Nicaragua.
You can find Caleb Howard online…
…on Twitter @HolaSrHoward
…by email hola@SenorHoward.com
5 thoughts on “We Teach Languages Episode 19: Finding your Professional Community and Staying in the Target Language with Caleb Howard”
Spoiler alert: Grilled ham and cheese with peanut butter and jelly–jajajajajaja!
Cross-cultural communication can be unappetizing. 🤢
Wow!!!! Minute 14–best advice EVER!! Do fun, engaging things, with no language, wordless, then add a little language, wow wow wow! I can’t wait to share this with my University Methods students. Excellent!