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I am I am I

This beautiful poem requires little explanation. Whatever I live through. I end up back at I.

Grits and Grains

I am IWe think these words were found in a Mennonite Church in Canada. This layout is by Janet Brewin – thanks to her “calligraphy” (my description) or her “neat handwriting” (her self-effacing description). They were words my mother treasured and which were used at her funeral.

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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. Yes Ivon, what a simple way of putting it. Thanks for posting this gem.

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  2. Just beautiful Ivon, thank you so much for sharing it.

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  3. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Wonderful words – thanks for sharing.

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  4. Interesting piece of history…beebee

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  5. Beautiful and moving. Thank you for sharing – I will reblog! 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on A life itself and commented:
    Beautiful – speaks to the richness of our human experience and the opportunities for spiritual abiding.

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  7. Love it, Ivon; thanks so much for sharing!

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