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Leslie Kinard, Ed.S.

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Becoming Better: Habit Stacking

Become Better: Habit Stacking I am so psyched about my #oneword2020. I’ve shared it with my family. I’ve shared it with my team at school and I’ve shared it with all of you. I feel really great about where my... Continue Reading →

We Cannot Answer Violence with Violence

Yesterday, my 15 year old son and I left home for one of my favorite pastimes...shopping! It was an innocent late afternoon shopping adventure and I was beyond excited to get to spend some one-on-one “mom time” with my teenager.... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Move Beyond Fear and Get Stuff Done

As we prepare to close out 2019, I find myself reflecting on the year. I love the quote, “Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.” This quote resonates with me. I... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

So…You’re Interested in Flipped Classrooms – What About Flipped Meetings?

I've been toying with how to flip grade level meetings and others to make the information more accessible to my teachers. The link below from Kelly Walsh, founder of EnergingEdTech.com, shares strategies for including quizzes questions in videos which is... 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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