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Wisdom

Wisdom.

Dr. Seuss’, Theodore Geisel, books explained abstract concepts fairness, being honest, and accepting differences for children and parents. The irony was for most of his writing career he had no children of his own. It was only when he married a second time that he had two step-daughters.

Whether he intended to or not, Seuss was a social justice teacher. He introduced children and their parents with his writing to unforgettable characters who demonstrated what we could learn on Mulberry Street.

His unforgettable lyrical prose imprinted itself on children in ways they were recalled and, even if misspoken, it made little difference. After all, the words were often made up by Dr. Seuss. Perhaps, we find wisdom in our imaginations? Imagine a world where we treated each other with respect and dignity.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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  1. Love Dr. Seuss. I have no children, but I have read his books to so many kids!

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  2. Reblogged this on New Bloggy Cat and commented:
    Just love Dr. Seuss – one of the most gifted author, poet and cartoonist! ٩(˘◡˘)۶

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  3. Indeed, a world with respect and justice is my wish

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  4. He wrote of social justice, imagined a world we all aspire to, but don’t always take the every day actions to make a reality – – yup, a true philosopher/poet who has inspired so many generations to dream, hope, aspire, innovate and never give up that we can always do better towards others while staying true to ourselves. Wonderful Post!

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