Cross the Line + Tap the Shoulder (with Ashley Davis)
Build empathy, community, and language with these social-emotional learning activities adapted for the world language classroom
Ashley Davis is the real deal...In any class Ashley teaches, students feel truly accepted, supported, and seen. ~ Beth S.
Justin Slocum Bailey is the ultimate educator. ~ Jacqui B.
Help students build empathy with Cross the Line, gratitude with Tap the Shoulder, and community and language with both.
Cross the Line and Tap the Shoulder are tried-and-true social-emotional learning activities for students from elementary school and up.
In this special edition of Low-Prep Strategy of the Week, elementary Life Skills teacher Ashley Davis (of Improv for Educators and The Ever-Ready Educator) shares both the procedure of and her reflections on these two activities, with Justin chiming in to suggest additional variations for doing them in the target language.
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Feedback on Justin's courses and training
One of the most inspiring teachers, and humans, I've had the pleasure of knowing.
Ashley is an incredibly supportive and attentive teacher. She makes class a safe space and empowers students to take risks and tap into what brings them joy.
Justin has astonishing vision for big-picture language-learning goals and how to achieve them through day-to-day, small-picture processes.
. The best part of her class was Ashley's ability to explain without judging, ability to be very direct in a playful way, and most importantly creating an environment where everyone feels safe and appreciated
Justin Slocum Bailey is the ultimate educator.
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.
Ashley Davis is the real deal...In any class Ashley teaches, students feel truly accepted, supported, and seenJustin’s enthusiasm and sense of humor were amazing!
Justin should be the keynote speaker at every conference!
I truly didn’t want today to end! This is the type of professional development that teachers crave.
One of the best speakers I have seen in my entire career!!
My new mantra is "Teach like JSB is watching!"
Justin's ease with students is pure magic.
Whenever I face a pedagogical decision, however big or small, I ask myself, "What would Justin do?"
Holy gifted batman! Justin's command of a classroom is amazing.
I learned a mountain of wonderful strategies!
He was so engaging and so entertaining. SUCH a great speaker and so inspirational!
I've never met a teacher more excited for or more skilled at teaching a language through whatever methods work for his students, whether they be formal and traditional or cutting-edge.
Justin was great. I like that he is animated, yet low-key. He inspired me to recommit to a focus on communication as the essential task in my classes.
Quería darte las gracias por la clase de hoy, en verdad fue muy divertido e inspirador. Estaré al pendiente de tu vuelta a México para volver a tomar otro taller. ¡Gracias!
Ausgezeichnet! Your energy and true caring shone through so beautifully.
Justin is an amazing presenter.
One of the greatest teachers I have ever encountered.
His enthusiasm and engagement model so well.
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.
What I appreciated most was the specific activities I learned, combined with Justin’s willingness to engage with our questions and ideas.
An amazing experience.
Justin's presentation freed me up to do what I have long felt was best.
Your (Justin's) exemplary skills + empathy + humor. An inspiring model.
A totally accomplished and expert presenter! I will be studying this presentation in depth.
The kind of teacher/presenter I'd like to have a beer with.
I learned by experience that I really can do this!