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Lead. Learn. Grow.

Leslie Kinard, Ed.S.

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Professional Growth

The Struggle is Real: How do you comeback in order to fail forward?

One of my favorite quotes is “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” It reminds me that every situation is an opportunity to grow - even in failure. This week has been an interesting week of reflection and questioning. I was... Continue Reading →

Preparation: Moving Beyond Lesson Planning

I had the amazing opportunity to share with over 100 educators last weekend at EdCampWake. It was a fantastic day of teaching, learning, and growing! Everything from the welcome to the closing were nothing short of terrific. Brenndan Fetters (@Brenndanfetters)... Continue Reading →

5 Key Ways To Set and Keep High Expectations

Day 2 of the 2nd Semester Challenge is all about expectations. Set high expectations that challenge students to be their best. One of my expectation is that in our students do not line up at the door to wait for... Continue Reading →

What would happen if we only surrounded ourselves with people who sparked our potential and ignited our greatness? How awesome could that be?

This post begins with a sincere thank you to all the educators who continue to stoke their fires of excellence daily and those who are determined not to allow their light to be extinguished. Thank you for all you do.... Continue Reading →

My Legacy: Lead. Learn. Grow – What’s your legacy?

When I first started blogging it was for professional exploration. I was giving a presentation to teachers about professional learning networks, and I wanted to talk specifically about the benefits of blogging (not knowing that I would learn to love it).... Continue Reading →

2014 Mission Possible Teacher Leader Retreat: Increasing Your PLN – Day 2

I love when technology works the way it should! Even with WIFI connectivity issues, we were still committed to building our Professional Learning Networks! It's amazing to see Teacher Leaders stretching themselves and getting out of their comfort zones to... Continue Reading →

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