Lead. Learn. Grow.

Leslie Kinard, Ed.S.

Final Impressions: Ron Clark Academy #MakeSchoolsMagical

Hear an audio version of this post here.  Please understand that I am not a crier. So, when I admit that I was moved to tears not one, not two, but multiple times at the Ron Clark Academy (RCA), I... Continue Reading →

Vlog #6: First Impressions – Ron Clark Academy

May Matters: Achieve your personal best

The last half marathon I ran was one of the most challenging races I’ve ever experienced. The beauty was that it took place in the community that has become like home – High Point, NC. The challenge was that the... Continue Reading →

2 Key Ideas to Finish Strong

  We are in the final stretch. I want to challenge you to change your perspective about these final days. Change your thinking. Save a life. How we approach our day, the seriousness of which you approach our work, the... Continue Reading →

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 →

Your Perspective Will Alter Your Objective: Dream Big

I’ve been thinking a lot about perspective lately and how perspective can impact our life. What happens when those perspectives are too limited? What happens when your perspective only extends to the next 24 hours or the end of the... Continue Reading →

Vlog Post #5: The Lead, Learn, Connect Approach

The Dawn of a New Day – Understand Your Impact

The dawn of a new day begins the minute you decide to create something different. It begins with the spark of an idea. It begins when you recognize your genius--when you embrace the power of growth mindset. It begins when... 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 →

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