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Recently posted on a Teacher Talk group, this got me thinking. I understand our younger students are involved in a curriculum called Handwriting without Tears and that this topic might be really timely...for all of us. Hoping to spark conversation among those of us who are teaching handwriting and /or those of us who embrace the skill or ...don't...I've posted one article on the topic (below).
What do you think? I have wavered on this one for years but am leaning leaning leaning and ready topple. Must we, should we teach children the skill of handwriting? Does it matter in the real world? Will it matter to our students and their future real worlds? Do you believe handwriting makes you think better?
From the NY Times Science section: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?_r=2