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“Something Helpless Wants Our Love”

Rilke is one of the timeless poets who always challenges my thinking. I get set in my ways and think the world is as I understand it, but as Rilke points out it might be something quite different. As a teacher, I always understood the necessity of relationships with children, particularly those who struggled academically, socially, emotionally, etc. It provided not just them with a sense of hope, but I think it provided me with a sense of hope, as well.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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  1. gorgeous–like a skipped stone…

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