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Winter Haiku in Black & White by Bette A. Stevens

It has been a few years since I snowshoed, but it brings being outside during an Alberta winter to life. It does make for a perfect day.

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

SNOWSHOE Haiku BW Boost bas 2015

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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.

9 responses »

  1. Well that one is beautiful indeed! All the best to you!, Aquileana ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. HI, Ivon. Thanks so much for reblogging my Snowshoe Haiku. I feel like an honored guest today. How we treasure those few shimmering days of sky and sun on our frosty fields. Enjoy your day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I had a teacher named Mr Ader in N. Hannover Elementary in NJ. He was the coolest man to ever live. I am sure he is passed by now but the lessons learned and the grace and dignity made him the best. The other was the late VP Codispotti. He was a mentor and had my back. These two teachers I remember and miss!!

    • We look back and find out afterwards that those who meant the most to us live on in our lives.

      • I was just thinking about Don, who I worked with in Weather and with the military and he died Dec. 20, 2014. He would always say, “I love you man”. I knew him for about 35 years and he was uniquely open-minded with a large personality.

        He figuratively went through hell. Alone and rather discarded by society, his horrors made him even more of an enigma.

        RIP Bro!!!

  4. A perfect day in black and white ๐Ÿ™‚


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