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Astonishing Light

Some days we feel like we are upside down and things are not going well. Being optimistic is a way of getting through that moment. We have our light to shine.

Russ Towne's A Grateful Man

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“I wish I could show you, when you are alone or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” -Haviz (Source: Let’s Be Positive Together)

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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. Catherine Johnson

    Lovely!

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  2. Thank you for spreading your light and reflections with the world, Ivon.
    Russ

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  3. Love the joy on it’s wee face. 🙂

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  4. What a very special way of saying something vry important. Bless you! This is one of the major themes in my writing. Right now I am working to finish a combination of inspirational writing, poetry, and recipes called Heartwings Lemonade Stand, Juicing life’s lemons with Joy

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    • Sometimes what I think is hard times turns into the best thing. It is only in the retrospect that I see the value of the bump on the road. Good luck with your project and thank you for the comment.

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