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“Children’s Haiku” by Carl D’Agostino

This is a beautiful visual with words to match. If we could immerse ourselves in the world the way children do, what a world we would have.

I Know I Made You Smile

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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. Appreciate you felt this worth repost your blog. In 33 years teacher high school and in my own grandchildren I see in kids a profound and honorable sense of right and wrong and fair play. They are indeed wiser than adult political and economic leaders and engines as far as promoting the general welfare is concerned. On the other hand the megabanks and megacorps are very adroit at their exploitation of all people. Regards.

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  2. Thanks for sharing Carl’s wonderful poem!

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