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Sabbatical Time

I intended to this a couple of weeks ago, but put it off. I spend 10-14 hours a day on dissertation writing, so there is no time to blog.

I will likely pop on one day a week with a poem and check comments. When I took one break, I had over a 100 spam comments. I don’t want to experience that again.

I will likely be back on more full-time in late June or early July.


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.

18 responses »

  1. Enjoy the break Ivon

  2. enjoy
    your off-line

  3. All the best for your dissertation. May the muse be with you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  4. Will look forward to your return.

  5. We’ll be here when you get back.

  6. Have good time on dissertation writing. Best of you.
    We eagerly look for your on line poetry writing which is valuable and we learn a lot from your blog posts. Wishing you all the Best.

  7. Keep writing. It will feel so good when you have the finished product!

  8. Have a productive time away from here Ivon and hope the break is good and revitalising too

  9. Enjoy your time off. I’ll miss you.

  10. Best wishes & focus!!

  11. Best wishes for focus and creativity in even measures!

  12. Good luck with your dissertation! See you upon you return.

  13. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  14. I know. It is a lot to keep up with.

  15. Did more or less the same thing and disappeared from the blogging (and other) worlds … to teach and evaluate. I think I’m back now — wishing you all the time you’ll need.


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