Learn to love teaching (again).
Hi, I'm Christina.
How can I help?
“We need inspiration—and practical tips to survive.”
“I’m struggling to balance it all! What should I focus on?"
“Our faculty is ready to mutiny. Can we fix it?”
Trust me—I've been where you are now.
If you pull up my professional bio, you’ll see my public side: a PhD in literature from Emory University, publication credits, and even a couple of teaching awards here and there.
But what you won’t read is how I have struggled—profoundly—to hold it all together. The relentless pace, the class overload, the planning, the grading, the advising. The meetings. On top of it, I’m married, and had a child in the early part of my career.
During the last 20 years I’ve worked hard to build systems that have helped me to move from surviving to thriving. When my colleagues started emailing me to ask how I was managing it all, I realized that I couldn’t keep these tools to myself.
You can teach and love it. You can have a life outside the classroom, outside your next publication, outside the exhausting pursuit of tenure. I absolutely love helping teachers re-discover their love for teaching, and I’d love to help you, too.
Kind words from colleagues
A Guide to the Good Life
“This book might save your teaching career, your joy in your vocational calling, and even your marriage.”
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