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A Good Friend – Haiku

We always need good friends who listen even when we are unable to speak the words. They have a sense that something is amiss.

Dom DiFrancesco

Sympathetic ear

Listening without a word

A very good friend

~~ D. R. DiFrancesco ~~

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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. That is so true Ivon. So many feelings in so few words. Thank you. Sheri

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  2. I think when we fall in love, we are kind of blind, we choose with the heart. Friends are with us because we attract them with the intellectual power and the heart. They are like mirrors, open to reflect us entirelely. I value fiendship a lot and I look up to my friends to know myself better.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Camelia.

    By the way, I’m curious like cats. You mentioned alternative school. How is that different from a public school?

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