Last year, Alabama and Louisiana became the latest of 14 states to pass laws requiring cursive proficiency in public schools.
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Advertisement Get rid of it. There are more important lessons to be learned in school. How to dress for success. How to find a litter container are just a few that come to mind.
I have a 17 year old son in the public school system that was never taught cursive and can barely sign his name. If we do not teach our children how to write in cursive, how will they be able to "sign" for packages or purchases?
Cursive writing is another fine art and discipline with which our students need to be equipped for life! Cursith writing should definitely be taught in schools. If we follow this "logic" then won't we eventually stop teaching speech now that the majority of society communicates via email and even more so by text?
Lets face it, they made a great decision to minimize physical education just look at our kids. Who thinks this stuff up? I agree because no one uses it anymore.
However let's replace it with better communication skills. We have become so advanced electronically that we have stopped talking to one another.
My kids and I discuss this ALL the time! I think it's terrible, it should still be used in handwritten notes or letters as Mindy said.
Of course they should keep teach children cursive, for the same reasons they teach math even though we have calculators.Learning the lost art of cursive writing. but individual teachers say they often don’t have time to teach it. It’s not on the syllabus in Halifax .
Jul 27, · But an Arizona State University educational-leadership professor considered one of the nation's experts in how children learn handwriting says schools no longer need to teach cursive.
Mar 30, · "They do so much better if they can interact with what it is they're learning." To some, the interactivity of cursive not only relates to the physical act of writing, but to community and heritage. Printable Handwriting: Cursive Writing (since they don't teach cursive in schools anymore I'll teach my kids myself) Handwriting Desk Tag with ruled lines for student's name.
A quality educational site offering FREE printable theme units, word. We teach cursive writing not because we love cursive but because we want our kiddos to love learning—and the ability to quick and legibly write is a good way to get there.
We teach cursive not as an end in and of itself, but as a tool.
The Zaner-Bloser Handwriting TM program offers teachers everything they need to teach handwriting effectively in just 15 minutes a day. Each year Zaner-Bloser sponsors the National Handwriting Contest to encourage legibility for all students and reward those with the very best handwriting. A new bill in Arkansas requiring that cursive writing be taught in elementary schools is causing debate among educators throughout the state. While every school in the state used to teach cursive to its students, Common Core standards do not require cursive as part of the curriculum. Ten Reasons People Still Need Cursive. it is important to teach it all: typing, manuscript, and cursive: or writing freehand). They were then put in an MRI and shown the letter again.
Mar 06, · A comeback for cursive? More states encouraging penmanship in school. cursive, they say, can encourage creativity, allow young people to more easily express themselves in writing, and even.