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simple is the time

of crow, robin, tree and sprite

simple is the life

that’s waiting


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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.

10 responses »

  1. Thanks for the re-blog, glad you liked it 🙂

  2. I agree that they live simple lives by our understanding. My view of their daily lives is perhaps a bit different than yours, my friend. Rather than waiting, I see birds and many other living things doing, moving, building, preparing, wooing, mating, hatching, feeding, watching, resting, eating, singing. Living.


    • Perhaps the two work together. Waiting and living become inseparable perhaps? I love the way you brought many other living things into the picture. They live and wait so differently than humans.

  3. Waiting is an art. Magic happens.

  4. I have nominated you for a “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. To discover the terms of acceptance and read what I wrote about your blog, click here –

    Don’t feel obligated to follow the conditions of acceptance, however. Just know that I find your blog inspiring and look forward to reading it in the days ahead.


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