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Teacher as Transformer

On Friday February 11, 2011, I will be presenting at the North Central Teacher’s Convention. The topic will be Teacher as Transformer. I believe we, as educators have a great, untapped ability to make profound and lasting change in our classrooms. We will have to create touchstones to help us reflect on our practice as we learn with students, parents, community members, and our colleagues. We can no longer go it alone. “The Village” will have to raise each child together. We have the tools and strategies available in the form of Learning Organizations and Communities of Practice. The question is whether we are able, in our practice, to recognize the tools and become the builders of community needed in public education of the 21st Century.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

3 responses »

  1. Pingback: 21st Century Renaissance People | Teacher as Transformer

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Ideal teacher. Great, & progressive attitude.

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