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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.


About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

3 responses »

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

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Ideal teacher. Great, & progressive attitude.


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