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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I received a nomination for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Ricardo at Film Photography is not Dead.

I am learning about virtual communities and their formation. It is about learning and not predetermined outcomes.

Virtual communities emphasize reciprocal practices which include a sense of trust that someone views and validates our contributions. We measure practices with followers, likes, and regular comments which resemble conversations. Since July 14, 2012, this blog went from 500 to 1000 likes, gained 75 followers, and has daily, running commentary.

We are involved and remained in virtual communities as a result of an ethic of relationship and this makes returning a conscious choice and mindful. Active participation is receiving and giving gifts thus has emotional and personal components.

An aspect of my gratitude is the face-to-face conversations Kathy and I have. She contributes to all the posts in many ways: takes pictures, edits, and questions purpose in a post. I am grateful to her and others who valorize what I am doing each day.

The rules are:

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you
  2. Post the award image to your page
  3. Tell seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 15 other blogs
  5. Let them know they are nominated

1. Thank you Ricardo for nominating me, it’s an honour and privilege. Check out his blog called Film Photography is not Dead for insightful ideas about photography and great pictures.


3. 7 facts about me

  1. I love nature.
  2. I am a collector of many things.
  3. I am a very nervous flyer.
  4. I am completing a PhD in Leadership Studies.
  5. I love brewed ice tea.
  6. I listen to the Old Radio Shows.
  7. My favourite fictional genre is westerns.

4. This section is challenging. I follow many blogs and feel guilty each time I do this, because I know I miss some great blogs.

My nominated blogs:

  1. Meanwhile Melody Muses
  2. Mike’s Look at Life
  3. Words/Love
  4. Colour the Day
  5. The Jog
  6. Waiting for the Karma Truck
  7. Nonoy Manga
  8. Brian Gaynor Photography
  9. Seedmind
  10. Fun and Fabulousness
  11. Thinking is Write
  12. Simply Jan
  13. Live. Learn. Lead.
  14. ABC of Spirit Talk
  15. Valerie Davies

About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

19 responses »

  1. Congratulations for your nomination; it is very much deserved..
    Thank You for thinking of me..! I’ve found your blog quite recently, and I must say it is one that I enjoy; you have some wonderful light-hearted and interesting posts that capture me..
    I happily accept the nomination; thank you so much… 🙂


    Congrats & thank you very much! 🙂

  3. Ivon many thanks for the nomination, More power to your wonderful blog!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

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  5. Congrats-look forward to checking out the other blogs!

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  9. Congratulations, Ivon!

  10. Thanks for the attendance with us in the Blog.
    Greeting, Gisela and Wolfgang

  11. A very well deserved congratulations!

  12. Well deserved.Congratulation.Wishing you success.Thank you for dropping by.jalal

  13. many thanks Ivon and a good night,
    till next time,
    many warm greetings,




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