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Lead. Learn. Grow.

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 →

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 →

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 →

Love the Work – Stoke the Fire

Everyone has heard the quote "Do what you love--Love what you do." However, what Steve Jobs has alluded to in the quote above is deeper than just loving your work. Think about all the things that occupy large chunks of... 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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