John Cadena

John Cadena teaches Japanese at the high school level for the North East Independent School District in San…

About Me

John Cadena teaches Japanese at the high school level for the North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas.  In addition to presenting at local, state, and national conferences on World Language teaching, he serves as a member of the Rubric Development Committee and New Teacher Training team for North East ISD World Languages.  John regularly collaborates with other World Language teachers online, and has been a moderator for the #langchat discussion group since February 2015.  An avid reader of teacher blogs and Twitter feeds, John strongly advocates for educators taking their professional development into their own hands and building a professional learning network that models reflection and growth.

Understanding Interpersonal Mode at the Intermediate Level
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Understanding Interpersonal Mode at the Intermediate Level

I think the biggest benefit of blogging for teachers is that it increases their ability to be reflective and articulate about their practice.  Stray thoughts and half-awarenesses get fleshed out into full-fledged epiphanies as teachers figure out how to talk with their colleagues about what they do in the classroom.  Back in April, I ended […]

My Path to Proficiency: A Travel Journal
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My Path to Proficiency: A Travel Journal

The thing about embarking down the Path to Proficiency is that there isn’t just one single path you have to take.  When I first began my journey towards proficiency, I found myself often looking to others further along the trek than me and asking them for directions. I knew that I couldn’t implement everything I […]