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I love Dr. Seuss. There is a quality in his writing that finds a balance. Yes, we can say what we think, but in his writing he also writes about the need for kindness, loving those around us, and accepting we are all different.

Where else could we find a cat in the hat who carries a fish around in a small bowl, not having him/her for lunch? I am not sure if it is a girl or boy fish. Does it matter? I think not. Where else would we find Whoville where we explore who we are alongside fictional characters and others we live with? We discover there that we need those differences. They make us special and unique.



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. Love this post, Ivon! Dr. Seuss sure knew how to wrap up life and tie it with golden bows. 🙂

  2. Dr. Seuss is one of my favorites! Even the smallest who or person makes a difference.

  3. We need a modern day Dr Seuss for adults to get the same message across that there is a
    need for kindness, loving those around us, and accepting we are all different, that he does for children. No other species destroys itself as readily as we do and it’s time for change.

  4. My favorite was the Butter Battle that taught wars were silly. Fighting over how you butter bread which is basically what war is all about. Something that can be easy talked about and solved.

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