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I love Dr. Seuss. I bought several of his books to take out next time and read to Jackson. We still have some at home for when he comes to visit us.

The words and how he used them always gave me pause to stop and think. Someone told me that he wrote these books to help children learn kindness to others. He was a social justice advocate who believed we had a role in helping others. That is a wonderful message for children to learn early in life.


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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.

19 responses »

  1. It is a valuable lesson and one to be encouraged from a very early age. Green Eggs and Ham popped into my head; my sons favorite.

  2. We loved reading Dr Seuss when our daughter was young. Now that she’s an adult, we still recite some lines when things trigger a memory.

  3. I love Dr. Seuss too. He justifies silliness and non conventional thinking.

  4. He made learning and reading fun. So many educators forget about the fun. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, something to get out of doing…it should be fun, exciting and something to look forward to doing.

  5. serendipity that was inspired
    by that very same poem today! 🙂

  6. I pick up Dr. Seuss books for visiting children. Love having the excuse to read the out loud.

  7. It is an amazing message and one when fully learned and it’s value when properly understood and appreciated as it is in the fullness of time, is a huge asset to all in adult life 🙂 I loved Dr Seuss’s books as a child too 😀


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