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Susan Heydt
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What do you wish?
It's 4:57 pm on the OFFICIAL last day of school.  Today I had the honor of hosting five students -- three of whom graduated on Wednesday, but can't seem to really leave our hallowed halls -- who were invited by the District Office Administration to lead thr...
What do you wish?
What do you wish?
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"Synesthesia" and the Gifted -- Exogenous influencing the Endogenous.
    Seven years ago, in a conversation with former students who were revisiting “the good old days at Donegal” , one shared an unusual confession.  She had learned absolutely nothing from her 8th Grade Physical Sciences class.  It wasn’t that the class or t...
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Teachers are People, too!
Picture this:  Fifty Donegalites board a plane in Philadelphia.  The last advice given is to "Get as much sleep on the plane as you possibly can.  Tomorrow is going to be a looooong day!" We were assigned to board the plane in GROUP 8.  Translate that to be...
Teachers are People, too!
Teachers are People, too!
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Planes, Trains...
Heathrow Airport Planes, trains and automobiles... subways, undergrounds, boats, (including a ferry that rivaled a cruise ship!), moving airport sidewalks,  the London Eye, an occasional slide on the 360 degree wheel rolling luggage, a fleet of taxis in Ber...
Planes, Trains...
Planes, Trains...
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Truth, Love, and Honor
"Truth, love, and honor, making our lives complete.." The Donegal High School Alma Mater echoed, loudly, from inside the yellow school bus as it passed the Milanof Schock Library, less than a mile from the high school.  This busload of girls represented hal...
Truth, Love, and Honor
Truth, Love, and Honor
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The Essential Question.
I watch television.  A lot.  The reality is, if I'm at home, chances are pretty good that something - usually CNN these days -- is on in the background.  But, aside from The Big Bang Theory and Antiques Roadshow, there are very few shows that I actually sit...
The Essential Question.
The Essential Question.
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It's a Wrap!
It's a Wrap! I awoke just after 4 am, as I often do, but the list in my head prevented me from going back to sleep.  I checked my email for three papers that are overdue, and entirely too important to me, because their very existence will determine whether ...
It's a Wrap!
It's a Wrap!
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It's a Matter of Trust - Tending the Garden
photo courtesy morguefile.com/ taliesin Anyone who has seen the landscaping around my house will instantly realize that gardening is not a passion of mine.  I certainly have an inner desire for a lovely English garden-like pathway of beautiful color up my f...
It's a Matter of Trust - Tending the Garden
It's a Matter of Trust - Tending the Garden
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Zip-lining with Monkeys
In celebration of my dear mother's 80th birthday, I've chosen to allocate my three precious district-provided personal days, and escape January in America for St. Maarten.  It's a beautiful place that is nothing like the beautiful farmland that surrounds my...
Zip-lining with Monkeys
Zip-lining with Monkeys
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11:23 pm
I went to bed a little later than usual, yet I was sound asleep at 11:23 pm when the house phone rang.  Yes, we do still have a house phone - it's primary job is that it provides a place for telemarketers to call and us to completely ignore, simultaneously ...
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11:23 pm
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