Success Quote – Jan. 9, 2015
Joseph Campbell’s quote reminds us to stay in the present and at peace with ourselves and the world. When we do, the unexpected happens and it is rewarding.
“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
Tomorrow is promised to no one!
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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.
Judging is what we need to refrain from,math at is judging life and judging it sometimes before it has a chance to unfold.
Many predetermine failure by judging themselves first, others next and then how they fit in.
Not much free space for discovery or wonderment here.
As,you have explored, Ivon, maybe the teacher is the one learning if we do not prejudge it.
Teaching is learning. I am not sure they are opposite sides of the coin they are so entangled with each other.