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in the roots…

Sometimes we look up when we should look down and perhaps scratch below the surface searching for what is hidden from sight. The branches provide the leaves which draw in the sun’s lights and make food, but the roots bring in the water, minerals, and other nutrients which combine with the photo-synthetic work done in the leaves. It is not alone things are done. It is in a holistic way we become whole and replenished.

Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

searching something

Maybe You Are Searching Among The Branches,
For What Only Appears In The Roots…

~ Rumi

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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. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    Reading what you said about scratching below the surface reminded of an old quote:

    “A mother understands what a child does not say.”

    And now I will read further. 🙂

    Reply
  2. Fabulous graphic. Great sentiment.

    Reply
  3. absorbing
    ~
    phonetic nutrients

    Reply

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