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This is what life is all about…dance

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When I read the title and looked at the image, it reminded me of the Satchel Paige quote: “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”

When we live life to the fullest, we can find so much without looking for it. It finds us. When we remaind mindful, life and alls its manifestations show themselves to us.



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. And for those who feel shy, there’s an African saying: ‘if you can talk you can sing; if you can walk you can dance’.

  2. Live life to the fullest! A wonderful theme for today … and every day 😉

  3. For Satchel Page to still have this open heart after a lifetime of discrimination is incredible. Maybe the greatest pitcher to ever live, robbed of his chance to compete in the big leagues because of his skin color.

    The human spirit is incredible

    • He was not a young man when we broke into the major leagues and yet proved to be an incredible pitcher all the same. You are so right, “the human spirit is incredible.”

      • In the locker room at Miami stadium, a picture of Satchel hung on the wall. He was sitting down at his locker, shirtless, looking like he was sixty.

        Jackie Robertson was selected to be the first black major leaguer for his temperament not because he was the best.

        Satchel and Josh Gibson would have been chosen.

      • I used to tell my students that Jackie Robinson had the right temperment. He also played in Montreal at the AAA level and was loved there.

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