Jeff Woolsey

80 Flips | 3 Magazines | 28 Likes | 2 Following | @JeffWoolsey | Keep up with Jeff Woolsey on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jeff Woolsey”

17 Pictures That Prove Teachers Have The Best Sense Of Humor

Teachers are the greatest gift!

Teaching

3 Good Lesson Planners for Teachers

After posting about lesson plan resources for teachers, we received a request from one of our readers asking about lesson planners, so we decided to …

Education Technology

6 Toxic Phrases That Should Never Come Out of a Leader's Mouth

This is the sure path to demoralizing your team.<p>Lets start with a hard truth: many people in management roles got promoted to managerial positions based on individual job performance or tenure, not because of their natural ability to effectively lead, serve, and engage other human beings to <i>be</i> and <i>do</i> …

Leadership

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

Emotional Intelligence

Refreshing Advice for New History Teachers

When Lauren Brown left her history classroom and became a teacher educator, she always shared a page of advice when pre-service teachers finished her …

Teaching

“Improve Professional Development With ‘Choice, Debate & Feedback'”

Improve Professional Development With ‘Choice, Debate & Feedback’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Douglas Reeves, …

High School

The Teen Slang Dictionary for Parents

Teens in each generation develop a language of their own based on what is going on in teen culture. And the introduction of social media and digital …

Language

Explainer: what's the difference between formative and summative assessment in schools?

The recent Gonski report argues Australia needs assessment and reporting models that capture both achievement progress and long-term learning …

Pedagogy

Stressed Out? Go Outside, and Go Alone

Spending time by yourself in nature is good for mental health, and can make you a better leader.<p>Today Americans live in a world that thrives on being busy, productive and overscheduled. Further, they have developed the technological means to be constantly connected to others and to vast options for …

Reality TV

Should You Become a Middle School Teacher?

While lists for essential teacher qualities abound, these are the three questions author Debbie Silver particularly wants to ask middle school …

Teaching

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Privacy

25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

Leadership

4 Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Leaders

Leadership is about solving problems and making decisions. You don't need to be the life of the business party to do either one.<p>Whether in business or in life, we look to our leaders to teach us, guide us, and help us make sense of everything. Therefore, most successful leaders have a strong sense …

Leadership

Uncommon Ways to Save Money in Home Garden Remodel

Whether you’re simply installing a new patio or looking to completely overhaul your garden, a failure to plan your project effectively can result in …

Landscaping

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, …

Temple University

Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage (That You Can Have Too!)

1 of 11<p>This Small Space Still Has Major Charm<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Exterior Charm<p>3 of 11<p>Prettiest Porch on the Block<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Living Space …

Small Spaces

Choose 7 Beautiful Women And We'll Reveal A Deep Truth About You

Get ready for some very difficult decisions!

Janelle Monáe

Beautiful Maps Of Great American Road Trips To Get Your Motor Running

Ah, the road trip – a classic rite of passage. No matter if it’s a haphazard first adventure with college buddies or a post-retirement planned escape onto the open road, there are few better and more liberating sensations than pointing your hood towards the horizon, putting your foot down and …

Hiking

Some Helpful Gmail Tips for Teachers

Gmail is one of the best email services out there. It offers a wide variety of features and functionalities to help you manage your emails more …

Education Technology

New Deloitte Study of 10,455 Millennials Says Employers Are Failing to Help Young People Develop 4 Crucial Skills

A new Deloitte study reveals younger employees speaking up about where they need help in skill development--you'll want to take note.<p>Exactly how to attract and retain Millennials and avoid creating unnecessary tension with them has become an art form, and important new context just splashed onto …

Mark Twain

7 Gmail tips every emailer should know

Google overhauled Gmail with a new look and a host of new features including Smart Compose, and you can get the new Gmail right now. While the new additions are appreciated, Gmail has a number of oldies but goodies that you may have overlooked. Here are seven such features that make Gmail …

Apps

Opinion: When teachers forced to become robots, no one benefits

Ashley Nylin is a former k-12 teacher. After teaching middle school in Gwinnett County while also earning a specialist's degree in curriculum and …

5 overlooked video streaming devices you should really consider

When you start researching video streaming devices, the first ones you'll find will likely be Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. Between …

Want to Keep Your Best Workers From Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, 50 percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They …

8 Innovative Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of

Here are several excellent products or services to help you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster.<p>It's a wonderful feeling to discover a product or service which helps you do better work, get organized, be more creative, or accomplish tasks faster. Here are …

6 Big Career Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Future

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes--some because of inexperience, some because we don't yet know what we know, and some, unfortunately, that we repeat again and again until we finally learn …

Is Your Church Christian or Christianish?

Three little letters make a world of difference. Together i, s, and h distinguish Christian from Christianish and mark the difference between right …

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these two skills.<p>Every one has a great boss story. What's yours? Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a mid-size hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his …

19 Brain Teasers That Will Leave You Stumped

Solving logic problems boosts brain power, keeps your memory strong, and entertains everyone to no end. See how many you can figure out—without …

These 3 Rare Leadership Habits Have Been Found in the World's Best Bosses

This is remains the undisputed secret weapon of all great leaders.<p>Yesterday, I wrote about how great leaders walk the higher road of integrity when making <i>any</i> and <i>all</i> decisions because they have character -- a non-negotiable requirement for anyone wearing the badge of "leadership."<p>Seems logical to …