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Don’t Forget to Play

Don’t Forget to Play

We can always be children at heart and play when we read wonderful stories like Winnie the Pooh.

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. Happy new year and best wishes to you and yours for health, happiness, peace & prosperity in 2015!

  2. I think athletic endeavors, athletes, jocks embody this more as we age.

    Something in challenging yourself and renewal, something in pushing past pain and limitations that keeps us young.

    Competitive athletes work out for six months in an off season without regard for daily reward.

    This discipline is something absent in the general population.

    As I age, challenging my body past exhaustion seems to keep the mind spry and youthful, exhilarated.

    As a hockey coach and an athlete, I Wonder if you agree with this.

  3. Love the Pooh! Tomas does an excellent imitation of Eyore. Blessings from Madrid, Spain

  4. The charming characters of Winnie the Pooh endure…Sir (my father) reminds me very much of Eeyore. Me mum and I often called him as such. I think there is a character for everyone in Winnie the Pooh. Wonderful post and sentiment! Joyous cheers,

    smiling toad


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