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More Awards

I received awards over the past week or so. I am quite forgetful sometimes and I apologize for the delay. I apologize in advance because I know I missed someone who is worthy of an award.

I extend gratitude to Mary Clever, Otrazhenie, And Life Smiles, 4 Writers and Readers, and Chef Doru for the Very Inspiring Blog Award.

Very Inspiring Blogger

Chef Doru also awarded the blog The Sunshine Blog Award.


The Rules are:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

  1. I coached ice hockey for almost 35 years and some former players made it to the NHL.
  2. My first language, although I don’t use it much anymore, was French.
  3. I am a teacher. My major is Physical Education which surprises few. My minor is French.
  4. I taught kindergarten for two days and believe every kindergarten teacher is a saint.
  5. Kathy and I met in a pub.
  6. I am very lucky to have met Kathy.
  7. My favourite TV show now is the Big Bang Theory. I laugh heartily.

I chose blogs that I have not sent out awards. 15 blogs I follow that I am going to pass this on to are:

A Grateful Man Russ brings some kindness and truth into my life each day.

tuttacronaca I don’t read Italian so am not sure what the text is about, but the pictures are great.

Source of Inspiration There is incredible poetry and images on this site.

Nae’s Nest is from a survivor who shares her story in poetry and images of various forms.

Elena Caravela is an incredible artist with assorted interests and skills.

Ese’s Voice shares thoughts, memories, and adventures.

Jaz shares music and Buddhism

Luggage Lady shares poetry as she reflects on various aspects of life.

On the Plum Tree is an author who is trying a new approach to publishing.

The Essayist is sharing essays about various topics that matter.

Candid Impressions mixes words with pictures and words that bring the two together.

Toe Mail is what it is. You have to visit to fully appreciate the work being done.

Sharmishtha Basu is a great set of sites of various forms of writing and art.

Meiro shares her thoughts of life and music.

The Secret Keeper shares many different writing elements it is impossible categorize the writing, but it is about finding truth.


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.

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  2. Congratulation! Well deserved!

  3. Congratulations, Ivon! Well done!

    Thank you for your kind nomination of my blog for The Sunshine Blogger Award. I’m honored. I plan to write a post shortly mentioning more about your interesting blog.


  4. Congratulations for your nomination. And many thanks for nominating me.

  5. Congratulations for receiving these awards and for nominating me. I am appreciative and honoured. Jennifer

  6. Congratulations to you! You are deserving! Thank you for your nominations. I’m a little overwhelmed with duties, so I will have to break the rules. Please know that I am ever so appreciative.

  7. Congratulations and thank YOU, dear teacher. The community you’ve built here is truly magical, and I am deeply honored to be included!

  8. Congratulations, Ivon!

    Thank you for the nomination of my blog …. I’m honored.

    Best wishes,

  9. Congratulations, Ivon!
    and life smiles. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  11. Congratulations! Well-deserved! And thank you for the nomination! I am deeply honored! God bless you!

  12. Congratulations Ivon. Your blog is always thought provoking and inspiration. Thank you also for your kind nomination of my blog. Appreciate that very much.

  13. Congratulations are on place. Thank you very much, it is an honour..

  14. yogawithmaheshwari

    Congratulations! I’m a Big Bang fan too 🙂

  15. Pingback: Prendere ispirazione dalla vita per ispirare gli altri! Grazie! « tuttacronaca

  16. All well deserved.


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