Category Archives: cursive

An Advocate for Italic

More and more Kitty Burns Florey speaks out about the value of italic. She believes it should be taught to all children in all schools. If taught well it evolves into a personal hand. Some may want to perfect its … Continue reading

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A Small Video

This small video is not mine. It has  a LARGE message: It is my great good fortune that Dr. Sassoon is both a friend and a valued mentor.

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An Exceptional Testimonial

http://www.opinionatedbastard.com/2013/08/you-can-fix-your-handwriting-in-4-hours/

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Tips to Fix Your Handwriting

Just posted to YouTube: Tips to Fix Your Handwriting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_F7FqCe6To More videos are in the works that I hope will be helpful.

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Why Cursive Doesn’t Work

Advocates of the cursive that joins all lowercase letters within words say it helps fine motor skills. That’s not what I see in recent media images of children practicing their cursive, some even winners of handwriting contests! Students are hunched … Continue reading

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We Are Always Learning

I am beginning to grasp a piece of the controversy that is driving manuscript, or cursive, or keyboard instruction in schools. I am a self-taught italic handwriting instructor. I still work with italic because I believe in the success of … Continue reading

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More Comment than Review of The Missing Ink by Philip Hensher

The book is certain to have an impact on those who fret over the fate of handwriting. I especially appreciated the last chapter regarding our very human reasons for putting pen to paper. As one who has taught an italic … Continue reading

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Cursive in the News

Should we or shouldn’t we teach cursive writing in schools? Here is one of the very few news articles that makes reasonable sense: http://www.philasun.com/news/3604/34/Goodbye-cursive-writing.html The graphics that accompany the article implies a bias that cursive belongs to our past, but … Continue reading

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A Waste of Time?

Dictation software has been advancing for awhile. I just read a review of the current version of Dragon. Why are we teaching Keyboarding? It may be useful in the present, but for elementary school students keyboards will likely be obsolete … Continue reading

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NeuroScript and Handwriting Methods

The following is a quote from Hans-Leo Teulings, who is researching handwriting and its instruction. Also the word “cursive” is multi interpretable. In Dutch printers’ terms “cursief” means: “slanted font”, what in English is called “Italic font”. So cursive and … Continue reading

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