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Creativity Does Not Require Perfection

Children love to just draw. They are experimenting with colours and their understanding of the world. In a sense, their imperfections are perfection. Somewhere along the way, adults lose this sense of adventure and mystery.

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 agree Ivon….in my art I attempt to paint with spontaneity, and even if I start out with an idea, the painting itself seems to dictate where it goes.

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  2. I was just about to comment about the connection between the creation of a life and the creation of a piece of art when I saw you’d already drawn the same comparison, Ivon! It is indeed true, and I’ve taken far too long to realize that I don’t have to be perfect in order to be effective and generate something beautiful in this world. Got it now!

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