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I am headed back to bed. I think I am fighting another bout of the flu. Doesn’t seem as bad as last time, but still… I thought I would leave this with me for the day and moving down the road. What if I took a moment and listened. Pause before I jump in there for of judgement.

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.

27 responses »

  1. Get well soon buddy, I know how it feels being down.


  2. Be well soon, surrender and rest. The weekend is around the corner.

  3. Excellent post.
    Speedy recover, Ivan.

  4. Get well soon Ivon.

  5. Sorry your not feeling well. Hope it passes quickly. Hugs of healing. Sheri

  6. Fell better, Ivon! We’ve been there the wringer this winter, too. 😦

  7. Rotten luck that you’re unwell so soon after last time. Encouragement and prayers offered from my temporary sojourn in the Canary Islands 🙂

  8. Thank you for this quotation. Sending healing vibes northward to you.

  9. I hope you get well son, my friend. The world needs you, and I like how you brighten my life.

  10. Be well soon.


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