Farewell to A Hometown Hero

Ft. Worth legend Van Cliburn passed away yesterday at the age of 78.  Born in Louisiana and raised in Kilgore but he made Ft Worth his home for longer than I can remember.  It is ironic that a city that started as an outpost on the frontier would become the home to one of the … Continue reading Farewell to A Hometown Hero

How I Got into Writing…

Prior to blogging saying I didn't enjoy or like writing was an understatement. Writing was something I hated and would do anything to avoid. Growing up I never enjoyed writing and would do anything to get out of writing assignments in school. I have dyslexia and dysgraphia. Dysgraphia is a form of dyslexia that affects … Continue reading How I Got into Writing…

What is Your Learning Style.

That is a very good question, I'm glad you asked. Maybe you didn't ask but Plinky did. Part of my specialization as an educator has included learning styles. The average teacher is either an auditory or visual learner who prefers highly structured formal educational settings. My learning preferences are the opposite. Guess I'm certainly not … Continue reading What is Your Learning Style.

Top 10: Valentine’s Day Playlist

Well, this almost didn't get posted due technical difficulties. The Valentine's/Date idea top 10 list I posted several years ago are still among the post popular posts at TDZ. This year I decided to add another to the collection. The Big Guy helped out with the list. Enjoy.  #10: Angel by Aerosmith http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBTOGVb_cQg #9: Dishes … Continue reading Top 10: Valentine’s Day Playlist

Top 10: Student Excuses

#10: "It is too hard."  I've been surprised by the growing number of very bright and otherwise successful students that are afraid of failure. When a task is too hard they want to quit or get out of the class. Often the reason stated is that a low grade will have a negative impact on … Continue reading Top 10: Student Excuses