Christina
Torres


Christina Torres is an English teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. A graduate of the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University, she previously taught for two years in Los Angeles. She loves laughing and learning with her students, living in Hawai‘i, running marathons, reading books and eating cheeseburgers. She can be found at christinatorres.org or @biblio_phile.

 

Articles by Christina

Broken and Healing: Normalizing Mental Health Issues in Our Classrooms

If we want our students to feel safe and accepting of their own mental health issues, can we model that by being open ourselves?

Learning to Save Ourselves

When a book characterizes problematic “white savior” tropes, how can it be used to effectively question those concepts with students?

We Beasts, We Badasses: Lessons From the Olympics

In a world where some people still attempt to break women—athletes or not—into piecemeal parts, we must view ourselves and all our students as unique, whole individuals.

Please Talk About Orlando: A Letter to the Nervous Educator

As educators, we cannot be silent about hate. We must take a stand and equip our students to do the same.

We Can’t Dismantle What We Can’t See: Teaching Concepts of Masculinity

“So, there aren’t any girls in the book?” Find out how an English teacher answered this student question—and fit the male-centered Lord of the Flies into a classroom focused on voices traditionally left in the margins.