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Teach well.
Be well.

TeachHuman's Core Value

Humans First

Teachers are human beings before they are anything else. 

Students are human beings before they are anything else.  

Teaching and learning well shouldn't cost someone their health or their identity.

TeachHuman offers an approach to teaching that honors the humanness of teachers and students. It does this by thinking big about what a healthy teacher-life and flourishing classroom interactions can look like, and then developing specific practices that teachers can build into their teaching and their lives. 

This site presents the result of thinking big: courses that train teachers to teach thoughtfully and efficiently while being their human selves, and materials that make teaching and learning more joyful, more humane, and more effective.

The most powerful way to bring this approach into your teacher-life is the flagship program Teach Like a Human. But there are lots of other workshops and courses of various lengths, and more materials for teaching are frequently added. For the best value, grab a Site-Wide Pass!

If you have any questions about what you find here, please feel free to contact us.

Happy learning, teaching, and living!

About Justin Slocum Bailey

Hi, I’m JSB

I’m head over heels about helping teachers and learners succeed with less stress and more joy. In my 15 years as a teacher and program designer, I have become a mad scientist of teaching and learning, always looking for ways to help teachers and students not just teach and learn better, but also live more balanced and fulfilling lives. I created TeachHuman because of my commitment to this goal, and I am confident that what is offered here can improve both your teaching and your life! 

I wish you joyful teaching, learning, and living!

I have taught and designed programs in languages, literature, and guitar for learners of all ages, and get to travel all over the globe learning, teaching, and exchanging ideas about education. I used to design and teach test prep programs, and I study and teach a style of Japanese jujutsu called Hakko Denshin Ryu.

I grew up in Austria and still feel most at home in big cities and big mountains, but have found my way to Ann Arbor, Michigan, by way of Vancouver and Los Angeles. I hope we get to connect sometime, whether online or in person! In the meantime, check out the growing collection of content and especially the Site-Wide Pass, which you can currently get at a ridiculously low Founding Member price.

~ Justin Slocum Bailey

PS. If you have questions about anything on this site or are looking for more customized training for your school, district, or organization, please feel free to contact me.

You can see a sampling of schools, districts, universities, and organizations I've worked with below, and a full list here.

Partners: School Districts

Some of the districts Justin has worked with

  • School District of Philadelphia logo
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools logo
  • District of Columbia Public Schools logo
  • Saint Paul Public Schools logo
  • Los Angeles Unified School District logo
  • San Antonio North East ISD logo
  • Albemarle County Public Schools logo
  • South Burlington School District logo
  • Massapequa Public Schools logo

Partners: Universities

Some of the universities Justin has worked with

  • Duke University logo
  • Columbia University logo
  • University of Arizona logo
  • Middlebury College logo
  • Fordham University logo
  • Syracuse University logo
  • Notre Dame logo

Partners: Non-Profits & Publishers

Some of the organizations Justin has worked with

  • International Baccalaureate logo
  • Massachusetts Foreign Language Association logo
  • Teacher's Discovery logo
  • Dynamic Language Learning logo
  • Learn Together logo
  • COACH Foreign Language Project logo
  • Express Fluency logo
  • Fluency Fast logo
  • Fluency Matters logo

Partners: Independent Schools

Some of the schools Justin has worked with

  • Phillips Exeter Academy logo
  • Choate Rosemary Hall logo
  • Harvard Westlake School logo
  • Dana Hall School logo
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols School logo
  • Hopkins school logo
  • Greenwich Academy logo
  • St Stephen's School Rome logo
  • Saint Ann's School Brooklyn logo
Reports on JSB's Classes and Training

What People Say

One of the most inspiring teachers, and humans, I've had the pleasure of knowing.  

JSB is my new hero. I mean, I really enjoyed watching him work and hearing him speak. He's authentic, intelligent, sincere. The real deal.

The best thing about this workshop was the safe environment. I didn’t feel intimidated or pressured to convert my entire classroom. We learned very reasonable strategies and activities to use immediately.

One of the best speakers I have seen in my entire career!!

Justin's ease with students is pure magic.

You treated everyone in the class like they mattered PERSONALLY to you. You looked them in the eyes, you remembered their names, you TOLD them they were interesting. You were laughing, they were laughing, and you let the mistakes be part of the fun. Their successes were yours - you were EXCITED by their success.

The movement! The hacks for staying in flow... So needed!

What I appreciated most was the specific activities I learned, combined with Justin’s willingness to engage with our questions and ideas.

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