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Strictly to bring a smile to your face. Although my brother tells me donkeys are great watchdogs and, when he has had one on the farm, he has not worried about coyotes nearly as much. Donkeys laughing provide humour and protection. Enjoy.

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- hum, laughing ass

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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. S/he has a very cute face…

  2. Hahaha! Made my day!

  3. What a great picture. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂

  4. That silly face, one ear up and one down, really does bring a smile. Who could resist?

  5. Yes that donkey smile brought a smile on this face. 🙂

  6. Happy donkey 🙂

  7. Thank you for your visit.
    Laughter lightens the load.

  8. Love donkeys.. too often overworked, under-fed and unloved…do you know that beautiful poem by CK Chesterton on a donkey?

    • I have not heard of that one. I will look for it. You are right Valerie. Donkeys are true beasts of burden and are often overlooked. They should hold a higher place in western view considering who they carried through the streets on Palm Sunday.

  9. Thanks, I did enjoy.

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  11. petit4chocolatier

    So happy, and so cute!


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