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Leslie Kinard, Ed.S.

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What It Takes to Be a Great Educator in One Word

What It Takes to be a Great Educator in One Word Heart It takes heart to lead. Whether you lead in your classroom or in the building, it takes heart to make the right decision -- that always seek to... Continue Reading →

Keep Grinding: Encouragement from one leader to another

When life hits hardest, what do you do? When conflicts are mounting, what stance do you take? When you have given all you have and more is required, where do you find the strength? When you are tired and disillusioned,... 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 →

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 →

What are the qualities of great leaders?

We could read tons of biographies on great leaders, and I am not discouraging you from doing so. However, many of you have worked for great leaders, have met great leaders, or are great leaders yourselves.  What are the qualities... Continue Reading →

The Beginning of a Journey

There is no better beginning to this journey than a quote. This quote from Thoreau, amongst many other quotes (of which you will no doubt get to peruse), has inspired me time and time again to be better. It has inspired me... Continue Reading →

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