Christine Carter’s book, The Sweet Spot: How to Find your Groove at Home andWork (2015),is an entertaining literature review of positive psychology research. I found myself nodding along each time she deftly summarized the high points of a scholar’s work in two or three breezy pages.
Are you starting to panic about the approach of the fall semester?
Maia Heyck-Merlin’s book The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time (2012) is chock-full of helpful ideas. It’s aimed at K-12 teachers, yet much of the advice is fully applicable to college-level teachers, too.
What would happen if you treated decluttering as a spiritual practice? Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014),takes this novel angle on aligning your space, your stuff, and your life. It will appeal to minimalists and meditators.
Have you considered what a big project it is to clean out and properly distribute a lifetime’s accumulation? Is your worst nightmare having to take on that project with little or no warning? Continue reading →
It’s easy to stand around the copier and complain about meetings, travel expense reimbursement forms, employee evaluation schemes that don’t match up with job responsibilities, clueless administrators, and so on. But have you ever considered the alternatives to these systems? Continue reading →