Curing burnout through sharing books: Opinion


In a recent article for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, Catherine M Roach discusses how she both restored her love of teaching and decluttered her office by sharing books with students. Roach describes starting a book giveaway outside of her office for students where they could also leave a comment about their reading experiences. “The giveaway began to feel like a game, an interactive art installation,” writes Roach, who noted that students would often excitedly discuss their finds outside her office. “Witnessing their love of reading reminded me of a simple yet intoxicating truth: Books are fun.”

Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)