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April Air Stirs In~

There are some great images of flowers accompanied by hopeful and spring-like quotes. Enjoy.

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April air stirs in
Willow-leaves…a butterfly
Floats and balances~
Matsuo Basho

Ranunculus (Please click to enlarge).

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The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year?
Mark Twain

Rock Rose

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Behold, my friends, the spring is come: the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love-
Sitting Bull

Rose of Sharon

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Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems~
Rainer Maria Rilke

Lions Ear

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With the coming of spring I am calm again~
Gustav Mahler

Foxglove

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April has Put a Spirit of Youth in Everything~
William Shakespeare

Peace Lily

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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt~
Margaret Atwood

Mexican Evening Primrose

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Why not get some dirt on your hands, and everywhere else too???  Hope the joyful blooms of spring…

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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. I am honored by you Ivon, and truly appreciative. Thank you so much for this generosity and thoughtfulness. I am a consistent admirer of your blog and it message of mindful kindness. Cheers to you my friend & namaste!
    Cindy

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  2. Beautiful vibrant colors of spring.

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