Philip Nel, an English professor at Kansas State University (and the author of a great book on Dr. Seuss), offers some of his resolutions for the new academic year in a piece at The Chronicle of Higher Education.
1. Remember that we are doing important work.
2. Teach students to use language well
3. Be wary of the tendency to slip into false equivalencies
4. Incorporate current issues into the classroom, when we can
5. Tailor advice to our own individual abilities, personality, and ways of being in the world
6. Take care of yourself
7. Find ways to kindle hope.
See how Nel explains these resolutions here.