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I had a conversation yesterday about a lack of resiliency amongst some of the younger people. It is good to provide a place to land, but sometimes people need to come out of the cocoon and skin their knees. This Elisabeth Kübler-Ross quote points that out. I think of the people I know that I admire and many of them are incredibly resilient people who bounce back.

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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.

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  1. optimisticgladness


  2. Important for us to pas on to our young people: the idea that suffering and struggle shapes us into more complete human beings.

  3. Absolutely, Ivon. Absolutely. Thanks for this and for your daily posts, always keenly read by me.

  4. Just to say to you how much I appreciate your blogs and your presence!
    THANK YOU!!!

  5. jalal michael sabbagh.

    Sensational post. The world is trying to deny those persons because it doesn’t want to acknowledge them .Even United Nation want to deny them the protection and the help they need.Thank you for liking my poem ( I wish you know ) warm regards.jalal

  6. Pingback: Imperfection « Teacher as Transformer

  7. Fantastic..what profound thoughts and premises you have chosen to write- resonates with most of us and helps us relate to different perspectives so well. Keep up the good work !

  8. I love the quote combined with the photo of that delicate short-lived beautiful flower being worn by a resilient long-lived beautiful woman. Eloquence!



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