High school educators resolve to do better in the New Year

Educators across the country are wrapping up their winter breaks and returning to school with a fresh list of New Year’s resolutions. For high school teachers and administrators, 2013 will be about improving their craft and helping students meet their goals, U.S. News reports.

“My main resolution is to continue to show my students a positive learning environment while fostering the nurturing relationships I have with them,” Jenny Michael, a language arts and ACT prep teacher at Seckman High School in Missouri, said via E-mail. “My students show me something new every day and it is one of the best parts of my job, which encourages me to continue educating.”

But to truly succeed, sometimes students need to fail. Mark Westlake, a physics teacher at Saint Thomas Academy in Minnesota, plans to give his students more room to fail in the year ahead…

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