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Rumi has a way of saying things with such simplicity which resonate across time. It can be uplifting to hear someone thank us for the smallest of gestures and the kindness we speak.


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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. Beautiful Rumi Thankyou 🙂

  2. Gratitude and giving are the most permanent things I own.
    LoThe most valuable in my life.

    It is the foundation of my happiness, it endures and exists even when hardship arrives at my doorstep.

    Very nice Ivon.

  3. I see your teaching, your openess to think the students may be teaching you as a huge gift and your career a journey of gratitude, Ivon.

    You are actually influencing young minds.

    I hope you know the permanence your actions have.

    You are a great role model.

    Carry that with you with a smile

  4. Have faced some fearful challenges of late and things turned out remarkably well and I truly am thankful.

  5. A picture of a polar bear with the words “Be Thankful” hangs on my computer desk as a constant reminder of how blessed I am.


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