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Because You Can

In a world with so much conflict, let there be small rays of hope we can each feel and share.

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 simply cannot listen to the news any longer. I have no TV and radio reception where I live is almost non-existent, so I listen to the news I choose to hear via internet. I cannot bear to hear any more stories about people slaughtering one another.
    I did hear there was a twelve-hour cease fire. Just as in Alcoholics Anonymous, one day at a time. Or in this case, one hour at a time. Twelve hours could have become thirteen. Perhaps it did. I don’t know, because I cannot listen,
    Each day I simply pray for it all to stop and attempt to live my own life as peacefully as possible.
    Israel, Palestine, you can. Show the world that wanting peace is more important than killing your enemy.

  2. re-posted this on twitter

  3. I have been busy getting my Amazon Kindle books into paperbacks so have not made any comments. I continue to enjoy your post. Have a great week. Ann

  4. I am glad I saw this as the whole situation is affecting me very much… and people there may not realise as their news is censored…


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