Justin Slocum Bailey is the ultimate educator.  ~ Jacqui B.

My new mantra is "Teach like JSB is watching!"  ~ Beth M.

These two videos show how to use a cell phone screen to generate focused and fun communication—spoken and written—in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes.

Part 1 (9:21) demonstrates the wide variety of topics that can be addressed and offers a wealth of questions that teachers can use to generate personalized and topical discussion.

Part 2 (16:59) shares numerous ways of addressing intercultural and interpersonal comparisons, as well as interpersonal tasks and reading-and-writing tasks that students can do based on a cell phone home screen and/or prior class discussion. This video also models communal story-creation (story-asking).

*All the discussions and tasks demonstrated can be done face to face or virtually!*


"Home Screen Investigation & Story-Building" is part of the Low-Prep Strategy of the Week, series, which brings you a total of 33 strategies throughout the year, at less than $2 per strategy when you buy it as a bundle.

Strategies are being released weekly from September 21, 2020, to May 24, 2021, except the weeks of December 21 and 28.


If you're interested in anything else at TeachHuman, an even better deal is to grab a Site-Wide Pass for unlimited access to this resource, all other current and future courses and materials, and members-only products!

What People Say

Feedback on Justin's courses and training

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

Justin has astonishing vision for big-picture language-learning goals and how to achieve them through day-to-day, small-picture processes.

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.

Justin’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!"

Awesome energy!

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!