img_6086Hi! I’m Justin-a history teacher, book author, motivational speaker, and family man from Charlotte, North Carolina. You can read more about me on the About page.

This site is for the growing number of teachers who are sick and tired of sacrificing their sanity for the sake of the profession. Your right to pursue happiness doesn’t end at the schoolhouse doors.

All teachers want to help kids, but deep down in our spirits, we don’t want to just be effective teachers, we want to be happy teachers, too.

We want to spend quality time with friends and fam, instead of grading papers each weekend. We want to move around at the gym after school, rather than stay glued to our chairs in meetings.  We want to get plenty of sleep at night, instead of tweaking lessons and responding to emails in bed. We want to thrive financially, even after we retire, and not just live paycheck to paycheck.

We want to teach and still be happy.

The only problem-the teacher struggle is real! There are still papers to grade, lessons to plan, meetings to attend, and bills to pay.

So how do you do it?


If you’re ready to inject more joy into your personal life, get more meaning from your job, strengthen your body and mind, and break free financially,  this site is built for you-read the blog, order the book, connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

Let’s take The Balanced Teacher Path together.