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

"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."

"My new mantra is 'Teach like JSB is watching!'"




About Teach Like a Human

SUSTAIN yourself | TRAIN your students | CHANGE the system

Could this be the most growth-filled year of your teacher-life?

This might be your hardest teacher-year yet. But I believe you can actually claim it as your most growth-filled, with benefits extending far beyond this year:

It can be your chance to identify and work on the things that matter most to you as a teacher and a person.

It can be your chance to help students understand what works for them and what they need better than ever before.

Teach Like a Human is your guide to doing just that, completely reimagining what it can look like to be a teacher who teaches with more effectiveness, more joy, and more justice, all while growing in peace and confidence as a human, as a teacher, and as a community member.

I’ve had the honor of working with and for teachers all over the globe, but Teach Like a Human is the single service to teachers that I’m most proud of and most excited about.



Each of the 25 segments contains several videos and text sections helping you apply one reliable, memorable principle that will simultaneously improve your teaching and help you live a balanced, encouraging, peaceful life that brings fulfillment to yourself and others.

 

The program will challenge you with new ideas and concrete things you can work on every week, without overwhelming you—like everything at TeachHuman, it’s utterly committed to taking seriously that you’re a human being...who is also a teacher.

 

Teach Like a Human doesn’t just help you teach and live better—it also helps you train your students to learn and live better, in ways that you can embed right into your regular class content and activities.

 

But TeachHuman isn’t just about individual growth: It’s also about improving the settings and changing the systems that make it hard to teach, learn, and live well, and the program is full of practices for doing just that.

 

So, how does Teach Like a Human help you grow—in skill, in wisdom, in poise, in peace—and help you train students and change systems, without overwhelming you?

 

Everything is organized into bite-sized units, with a range of options for things you can implement, depending on your goals, your time, your teaching situation, and your life situation. If you ever want to go back and work on things you decided to skip, those things will always still be there for you, and the program itself will bring back applications of earlier principles along the way.

 

Finally, Teach Like a Human supports you in all of these things by being not just a curriculum, but a community—a community of fellow teachers you can lean on and learn with on the journey of teaching and living better.


A new segment is released once a week, to give you plenty of time to reflect and to practice the applications.

 

Take the first step by enrolling today with the initial launch discount!

 

*Before you enroll, consider the TeachHuman Site-Wide Pass, which gives full access not only to this course, but also to ALL other current and future content on the site.


If you want to enroll multiple people at a time on behalf of your school, district, or organization, please contact Justin.


Teach Like a Human launched on September 5, 2020; enrolling gives you perpetual access to all existing and upcoming segments.

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What People Say

Feedback on Justin's classes and training

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

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!

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!

Program Contents

Teach Like a Human

  • 03

    Tile 2: Knowing & Showing that You Are What's Best for Your Students

    • 3 Reasons You Are What's Best for Your Students

    • Remind Yourself of the Evidence

    • Food for Thought on the Evidence

    • Your Students' and Your Experiences

    • Food for Thought on Your Students' and Your Experiences

    • 3 Antidotes to the Comparison Trap

    • Food for Thought on the Comparison Trap

    • Students and the Comparison Trap

    • Food for Thought on Students and the Comparison Trap

    • Swaying Systems

    • Food for Thought on Swaying Systems

  • 04

    Tile 3: Change a Lot by Changing One Thing

    • Tweak One Thing

    • Food for Thought on "Tweak One Thing"

    • Seven Types of Tweaks

    • Food for Thought on "Seven Types of Tweaks"

    • Three More Contexts for Tweaking

    • Food for Thought on "Three More Contexts for Tweaking"

    • Helping Students Change a Lot by Changing One Thing

    • Food for Thought on Helping Students Change One Thing

    • Tweak One Thing in Systems

    • Food for Thought on Tweaking One Thing in Systems

  • 05

    Tile 4: Spare Your Working Memory (featuring 'Close Some Tabs')

    • Tile Intro: Close Some Tabs

    • Tabs to Close

    • Food for Thought on Tabs to Close

    • Four Ways to Close Tabs

    • Food for Thought on Ways to Close Tabs

    • Supporting Students' Working Memories

    • Food for Thought on Supporting Students' Working Memories

    • Close Some Tabs, Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Close Some Tabs, Systems Edition"

  • 06

    Tile 5: Health Matters More (a.k.a. Pick Your Health)

    • Tile Intro: Pick Your Health

    • Your Health Matters for You and for Students

    • Food for Thought on "Your Health Matters for You and for Students"

    • Four Ways to Pick Your Health

    • Food for Thought on Four Ways to Pick Your Health

    • Picking Students' Health

    • Food for Thought on Picking Students' Health

    • Health Matters — Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Health Matters — Systems Edition"

  • 07

    Tile 6: Speak Softly

    • Speak Softly - Tile Intro

    • Food for Thought on "Speak Softly"

    • Tips for Speaking More Softly

    • Food for Thought on Tips for Speaking More Softly

    • Speak Softly — Student Edition

    • Speak Softly — Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Speak Softly — Systems Edition"

  • 08

    Recap of Tiles 1-6

    • Encouragement + Recap of Tiles 1-6

    • Food for Thought on Recap of Tiles 1-6

  • 09

    Tile 7: It's Just Teaching

    • It's Just Teaching - Tile Intro

    • Food for Thought on "It's Just Teaching - Tile Intro"

    • It's Just Teaching - Unpacked, part 1

    • Food for Thought on "It's Just Teaching - Unpacked, part 1"

    • It's Just Teaching - Unpacked, part 2

    • Food for Thought on It's Just Teaching - "Unpacked, part 2"

    • It's Just Teaching - Student Edition

    • Food for Thought on "It's Just Teaching - Student Edition"

    • It's Just Teaching - Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "It's Just Teaching - Systems Edition"

  • 10

    Tile 8: Humans First

    • Humans First - Tile Intro

    • Humans First - Unpacked, Part 1: Nothing is More Important than Humans

    • Food for Thought on "Humans First - Unpacked, Part 1"

    • Humans First - Unpacked, Part 2: You Are a Human First and Foremost

    • Food for Thought on "Humans First - Unpacked, Part 2"

    • Humans First — Student Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Humans First —Student Edition"

    • Humans First — Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Humans First —Systems Edition"

  • 11

    Tile 9: Motivate by Wowing & Wooing

    • Wow & Woo - Tile Intro

    • The Way to Wow

    • Food for Thought on "The Way to Wow"

    • How to Woo

    • Food for Thought on "How to Woo"

    • Wow & Woo—Student Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Wow & Woo—Student Edition"

    • Wow & Woo—Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Wow & Woo—Systems Edition"

  • 12

    Tile 10: Fake It = Make It

    • Fake It = Make It — Tile Intro

    • Fake It = Make It — Unpacked

    • Food for Thought on "Fake It = Make It — Unpacked"

    • Fake It = Make It — Student Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Fake It = Make It — Student Edition"

    • Fake It = Make It — Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Fake It = Make It — Systems Edition"

  • 13

    Tile 11: Plan for Justice, Part 1—Fear & Honesty

    • Plan for Justice — Tile Intro

    • Fear

    • Food for Thought

    • Honesty

    • Food for Thought and Resources

  • 14

    Tile 12: Plan for Justice, Part 2—From Honesty to Action

    • Why is Plan for Justice in this Program?

    • Planning for Justice in the Classroom

    • Training Students to Plan for Justice

    • Planning for System-wide Justice

    • Resources

  • 15

    Recap of Tiles 7-12

    • Recap of Tiles 7-12

    • Food for Thought on Recap of Tiles 7-12

  • 16

    Tile 13: Nothing Else Exists

    • Nothing Else Exists — Tile Intro

    • Nothing Else Exists — Unpacked

    • Food for Thought on "Nothing Else Exists — Unpacked"

    • Nothing Else Exists — Student Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Nothing Else Exists — Student Edition"

    • Nothing Else Exists — Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Nothing Else Exists — Systems Edition"

  • 17

    Tile 14: Anything Can Change Everything

    • Anything Can Change Everything — Tile Intro

    • Anything Can Change Everything — Unpacked, part 1

    • Food for Thought on "Anything Can Change Everything — Unpacked, part 1"

    • Anything Can Change Everything — Unpacked, part 2

    • Food for Thought on "Anything Can Change Everything — Unpacked, part 2"

    • Anything Can Change Everything — Student Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Anything Can Change Everything — Student Edition"

    • Anything Can Change Everything — Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Nothing Else Exists — Systems Edition"

  • 18

    Tile 15: Reach Out and Rely On

    • Reach Out and Rely On (note content warning at beginning!)

  • 19

    Tile 16: Don't Do Their Work

    • Don't Do Their Work — Tile Intro

    • Don't Do Their Work — Unpacked

    • Food for Thought on "Don't Do Their Work — Unpacked"

    • Don't Do Their Work — Student Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Don't Do Their Work — Student Edition"

    • Don't Do Their Work — Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Don't Do Their Work — Systems Edition"

  • 20

    Tile 17: Happify Your Space

    • Happify Your Space

    • Food for Thought on "Happify Your Space"

    • Happify Your Class

    • Food for Thought on "Happify Your Class"

    • Happify Your School (& Beyond)

    • Food for Thought on "Happify Your School (& Beyond)"

  • 21

    Tile 18: Change the Channel

    • Change the Channel — Tile Intro

    • Change the Channel — Unpacked

    • Food for Thought on "Change the Channel — Unpacked"

    • Change the Channel — Students & Systems

    • Food for Thought on "Change the Channel — Students & Systems"

  • 22

    Recap of Tiles 13-18

    • Recap of Tiles 13-18

    • Food for Thought on Recap of Tiles 13-18

  • 23

    Tile 19: You Are Not Those Things

    • You Are Not Those Things — Tile Intro

    • You Are Not Those Things — Unpacked

    • Food for Thought on "You Are Not Those Things — Unpacked"

    • Students Are Not Those Things

    • Food for Thought on "Students Are Not Those Things"

    • Others Are Not Those Things

    • Food for Thought on "Others Are Not Those Things"

  • 24

    Tile 20: Use What Exists

    • Tile Intro: You Already Did That

    • Food for Thought on "You Already Did That"

    • Do That Thing You Used to Do

    • Food for Thought on "Do That Thing You Used to Do"

    • Do the Same Thing All Day

    • Food for Thought on "Do the Same Thing All Day"

    • Use What Exists — Student Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Use What Exists — Student Edition"

    • Use What Exists — Systems Edition

    • Food for Thought on "Use What Exists — Systems Edition"

  • 25

    Interlude

    • Lessons from a poignant week

  • 26

    Tile 21: Learn from Anything

    • Learn from This

    • What I Learned from My Worst Evaluation Ever

    • Learn from Anything: Meta-Lessons

    • Learn from Anything: Students & Systems

  • 27

    Tile 22 Coming Next!

    • Tile 22 is coming to you soon...

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