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Blog of the Year Stars 4, 5, and 6

I thank Tiny at Tiny Lessons Blog, Renee at Positive Boomer, and My Pen and Me for providing the last three stars for my blog for “Blog of the Year 2012” award. I am grateful for this generous honour and the people who follow Teacher as Transformer.  It is a reflective, creative, and transformative journey. This is a result of the wonderful blogs I discover along the way, the support I receive from that community, and from the more immediate community of my day-to-day life.

I know I will miss some bloggers who deserve this award and I know others do not accept awards. To the first group, I apologize and, to the second group, I am deeply grateful for your contributions.

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

  1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
  3. Include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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There are stars to collect! Yes, there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star! There are total of 6 stars to collect.

You can check out your favourite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, you can still award them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette

The blogs I follow are truly an eclectic group, but they share one thing: they each bring joy into my life on a daily basis. Here are the bloggers and their sites I would like to nominate:

Thought Baker


Positive Boomer

Tiny Lessons Blog

My Pen and Me

The Blazing Trail

Cindy Knoke

Nizy’s Life Compendium

The Obamacrat

LaDona’s Music Studio

1 Earth United

The World According to Dina

Lvsrao’s Blog

Pat Wood Blogging

The Future is Papier Mache

Francine in Retirement

Lizzie Joy’s Photo Suite

ABC of Spirit Talk

Lyrics and Sentiments

Poetry Blog of Mine

Lead, Learn, Live

The Arts of Matilda

Free Your Mind

Bela’s Bright Ideas

Wallpaper Tadka

Life Revelation

Heart Flow 2012

Living and Loving

My Own Heart.Me

Justice for Raymond

Waiting for the Karma Truck

Retiree Diary

One Hot Mess

Elisa Ruland

The Other Side of Ugly

The Secret Keeper

4 Writers and Readers

Marsha Lee

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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  1. Glad to see you have collected all the stars. Your blog is very worthy of receiving this award.


  2. Congrats and thank you for the nomination!

  3. Thank you Ivon for the nomination it is greatly appreciated and Congratulations on yours !!! 😉

  4. Congratulations, Ivon, and thank you so much! You are so deserving!

  5. Congratulations Ivon and thanks for sharing a STAR with me


    Best wishes,

  7. LaDona's Music Studio

    Thank you, Ivon. I am touched to be included on your list of nominations. Much appreciated.

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  12. Thank you so much Ivon for nominating me. I am honored! 🙂

  13. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    And many Heartfelt Thanks for nominating me, Dear Ivon! May the Stars guide us onward and upward!
    with love,

  14. Congratulations, Ivon; well deserved… 🙂
    Many thanks for nominating me; it is an honour…!

  15. Congratulations Ivon and I am honored to be amongst such a talented group of people.. You are a regular dose of the blogosphere that I happily anticipate. Enjoy these kudos you richly deserve.

  16. Congratulations Ivon; Really Well Deserved. I also congratulate on your ability to connect with so many bloggers.
    Many thanks for nominating me, however, I have no mind to go all that awards. I feel happy to just drafting my inner thoughts and enjoying & learning from my co-Bloggers views on diverse aspects/subjects.
    Once again I deeply appreciate my nomination recognizing my blog being on the true track.
    With all Veneration.

  17. congratulations on your award and thanks for sharing it!

  18. Congratulations for the nomination(s). You and your blog are certainly worthy. Keep it rollin’. Dave

  19. Congratulations for the nomination and for sharing it with me I thank you very much! I am raising my diet coke to you – ( know it’s dreadful, but it’s how I get my caffeine) – cheers! 😀

  20. Congratulations Again and thanks for sharing it with me I have passed it on to just one deserving blogger as both you and I have so many awards with so many others my hands are tired and so many do not seem to play 🙂

    Thanks again for my 5th Star!


  21. Congratulations Ivon. I always applaud your blogs. And thank you for nominating me. I am really appreciative of your thoughts. Lots of love! Keep it up!

  22. Congratulations, Ivon! Very well deserved! And thank you very much for thinking of my blog!

  23. Absolutely deserving Ivon. Take care, Bill

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  25. Congratulations brother and thanks for including me to your list. Congratz everyone! xx

  26. Congratulations.

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  29. HI. I just found a post in my spam. Oh boy! Exciting though, as I didn’t know till now that you have nominated me and I now will have all my stars when I get my post done. ha ha. Thanks so much. Happy New Year. I am honored!! 🙂

  30. Congratulation’s to YOU! I am happy to have found your blog. 🙂

  31. Hi Ivon,

    More awards coming your way 🙂 .

    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    The rules of the award are at:

    Enjoy 🙂

  32. Your blog is really good. Thank you for your job. I have nominated you for the Trio of Awards. Enjoy!


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