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The last few days I passed 500 likes, 250 follows, and am approaching 200 posts. It is hard to believe. In March I had a handful of likes, about 10 followers, and posted intermittently. Blogging is a virtuous circle. It is humbling. Is anyone reading? It is statistically irrelevant. But, once you get into a rhythm it is uplifting and life honouring.

Part of my growth was and remains a supportive community, but we do not see each other face-to-face. Community involves sharing in ways that show the soul of people. I am grateful to find a place where I can do just that

I thank each of you who takes time, reads, and responds. You helped bring transformation in my life as a blogger, learner, and a person.

About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

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  1. Ivon, I read your comments every day. Sorry to be so silent, but I want you to know I DO read them and appreciate your passion and devotion to teaching and learning. The cloud pictures you posted the other day took my breath away– please pass that on to your niece! Barb

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  2. Love this quote. What if we all expressed our appreciation more often? What a wonderfully collaborative, generously affirming, and uplifting place it would be. Thank you Ivon for you attempts at making this earth a little less gloomy! I’m glad that the practice and discipline of blogging is enriching your experience…

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  3. I find blogging very addictive but I believe is the healthiest addiction one could suffer from :) Congratulations on your achievements and keep up the great work!

    Hugs

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  4. Ivon,
    There are so many perfectly packaged treasures to be found here! I just started blogging last month, as that “mirroring” exercise I expressed, and had no idea there was a community of fellow path walkers. Many Mirrors! I also wear the hat of “teacher” which adds another dimension in your writing as a reflection back to me. Thank you not only for the personal stories, the shares of the beauty found in your part of the world, but also for the time you take to build connections with others!
    I look forward to catching up on and continuing to follow your journey here!
    Marga

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