Alfred North Whitehead advised that all the patterns necessary in living life were to be found in nature. This suggests we are not outside nature, but an integral part in full relationships with all other aspects that exist in nature. Humans are not virtual observers, but living partners in these relationships.
Posted on April 4, 2014 by ivonprefontaine
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About ivonprefontaineIn 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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Great post,great teacher.l believe man hasn’t discovered 10% of nature’s beauty and mysteries.Best regards.jalal
You are probably right Jalal. We overlook much in our haste.
You know how I feel about humanity being connected to all that is Ivon, nature, each other, the heavenlies. Thank you for this great post.
You are welcome Sheri and thank you for the lovely comment.