We Teach Languages Episode 19: Finding your Professional Community and Staying in the Target Language with Caleb Howard

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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Show Notes

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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…

www.SenorHoward.com

SenorHoward.com/blog

…on Twitter @HolaSrHoward

…by email hola@SenorHoward.com

 

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We Teach Languages Episode 8: Building Classroom Practices and Intercultural Competence in Early Language Learning with Dorie Conlon Perugini

In episode 8 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with elementary Spanish teacher Dorie Conlon Perugini about the opportunities she’s had to develop her own practice, to share classroom practices with others, and to support early language learners as they develop intercultural competence. We also get to learn about her forthcoming book co-edited/co-written with two of my favorite authors, Manuela Wagner and Michael Byram.

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Show Notes

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Scholars and research mentioned on the show:

Dorie Conlin Perugini’s website: http://www.aglobalclassroom.com/about/ 

and her Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/doriecp

Dorie’s forthcoming book: Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range
From Theory to Practice (Multilingual Matters, 2017) http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?K=9781783098897

NNELL Summer Institute: http://nnell.org/summer-institute-2017/

The blog post Dorie mentioned on the show that has a great list of world language blogs to follow: http://musicuentos.com/2017/02/watch-these-17/

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