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Badsam Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:31 PM
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  -To teach cursive or not to teach cursive ejpoeta  Jul-11-11 12:07 PM   #0 
  - I don't think kids should be taught cursive. One method of handwriting is plenty.  phantom power   Jul-11-11 12:11 PM   #1 
  - Teach them enough cursive to sign a document. Otherwise, invest the time teaching keyboarding  OmahaBlueDog   Jul-11-11 12:13 PM   #2 
  - What's next? No teaching of how to print?  no_hypocrisy   Jul-11-11 12:16 PM   #3 
  - Maybe move it to art class?  tridim   Jul-11-11 12:21 PM   #6 
  - It is only like that until you learn it. Then you can get creative. Once you get the basics down  ejpoeta   Jul-11-11 12:35 PM   #18 
  - What art classes? The ones they don't teach anymore because it costs too much money? n/t  xphile   Jul-11-11 03:28 PM   #59 
  - I picture someone lost in Nebraska. They have run out of gas. Their cell phone battery died.  ejpoeta   Jul-11-11 12:31 PM   #11 
     - Bart Simpson had a similar sort of dilemma set up around not knowing Roman Numerals  KittyWampus   Jul-11-11 03:18 PM   #53 
        - As if I haven't...  awoke_in_2003   Jul-11-11 05:15 PM   #83 
  - It figures that Indiana would be pushing this...  Contrary1   Jul-11-11 12:19 PM   #4 
  - that's ok thought because we can just teach kids how to do everything on computers.  ejpoeta   Jul-11-11 12:40 PM   #22 
  - Should schools teach Morse Code?  tridim   Jul-11-11 12:20 PM   #5 
  - Dragon Medical 10.1 - Dragon Naturally Speaking Software.  eilen   Jul-11-11 12:30 PM   #10 
  - and horse shoeing. yes  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-11-11 12:33 PM   #15 
     - Actually, that's a decent career... still. nt  demodonkey   Jul-11-11 12:48 PM   #27 
        - I can imagine. Lots of horses around  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-11-11 02:12 PM   #45 
  - Why teach math? After all, we have calculators.  provis99   Jul-11-11 12:27 PM   #7 
  - Not really.  joeglow3   Jul-11-11 12:40 PM   #21 
     - I had a student who could not write in cursive. Smart kid.  immoderate   Jul-11-11 02:01 PM   #42 
        - If concrete evidence can be shown, I could support it  joeglow3   Jul-11-11 02:32 PM   #46 
        - Do you play a musical instrument?  immoderate   Jul-11-11 02:46 PM   #47 
           - No  joeglow3   Jul-11-11 03:07 PM   #52 
              - LOL, I take a different view on it.  gkhouston   Jul-11-11 03:24 PM   #55 
              - I agree with your view  joeglow3   Jul-11-11 03:32 PM   #61 
              - I did that with my youngest, too.  Blue_In_AK   Jul-11-11 03:42 PM   #66 
              - I think it's complex. Well meaning parents send children for lessons.  immoderate   Jul-11-11 03:28 PM   #58 
                 - According to graphoanalysis,  Blue_In_AK   Jul-11-11 03:45 PM   #67 
                    - Kinda weird for the name of a "science" to be a registered trademark of one company, though /nt  jberryhill   Jul-11-11 04:13 PM   #76 
                    - True enough,  Blue_In_AK   Jul-11-11 04:40 PM   #80 
                       - Different strokes for different folks, lol  jberryhill   Jul-11-11 05:14 PM   #82 
                          - And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo. :)  Blue_In_AK   Jul-11-11 05:24 PM   #88 
                    - i tried explaining that to the teacher...  awoke_in_2003   Jul-11-11 05:21 PM   #86 
        - "skills like cursive map to several parts of the brain"...  awoke_in_2003   Jul-11-11 05:19 PM   #84 
  - I'm ambivalent about this issue.  MineralMan   Jul-11-11 12:27 PM   #8 
  - The point of communicating is to communicate. If cursive writing is hard to decipher,  elocs   Jul-11-11 12:39 PM   #20 
  - I was going to ask about Cyrillic  jberryhill   Jul-11-11 03:36 PM   #63 
  - Oh my yes  Jim Warren   Jul-11-11 12:29 PM   #9 
  - Well hey,  fivepennies   Jul-11-11 12:44 PM   #25 
     - Do I have you word on that? lol  Jim Warren   Jul-11-11 12:53 PM   #28 
        - Actually I was talking about both  fivepennies   Jul-11-11 01:03 PM   #31 
           - omg! i've had that happen. i've been in the store and the electricity goes out and  ejpoeta   Jul-11-11 01:24 PM   #36 
              - How hard is it to add up the total and count back your change?  fivepennies   Jul-11-11 01:32 PM   #38 
              - When the registers are tied to an accounting and inventory system...  jberryhill   Jul-11-11 04:15 PM   #77 
  - I am just so grateful  fivepennies   Jul-11-11 12:31 PM   #12 
  - Teach typing. n/t  PoliticAverse   Jul-11-11 12:32 PM   #13 
  - teach it!  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-11-11 12:32 PM   #14 
  - I've had teachers tell me its a waste of time.  JoePhilly   Jul-11-11 12:33 PM   #16 
  - I've had ignorant teachers, too.  WinkyDink   Jul-11-11 02:02 PM   #44 
  - Screw cursive - teach kids calligraphy instead  derby378   Jul-11-11 12:34 PM   #17 
  - In my state, the SAT's new essay requirement mandates that the students use cursive.  MgtPA   Jul-11-11 12:35 PM   #19 
  - which state is that?  JoePhilly   Jul-11-11 12:41 PM   #24 
  - Pennsylvania  MgtPA   Jul-11-11 12:45 PM   #26 
     - Should have figured that out by your screen name .... I'm from Philly ...  JoePhilly   Jul-11-11 12:58 PM   #29 
        - Hi Joe! It's been 40 years for me since SATs :-)  MgtPA   Jul-11-11 01:10 PM   #34 
           - P.S. Something I hadn't really thought about until 2 days ago...  MgtPA   Jul-11-11 01:31 PM   #37 
              - too funny ...  JoePhilly   Jul-11-11 01:38 PM   #40 
                 - You're right, of course, it is a small issue.  MgtPA   Jul-11-11 01:47 PM   #41 
  - My autistic son cannot do cursive but is very smart. Would apply  kiranon   Jul-11-11 02:57 PM   #49 
  - I don't care for cursive  The Philosopher   Jul-11-11 12:41 PM   #23 
  - No. Waste of Time  NeedleCast   Jul-11-11 12:59 PM   #30 
  - I gave up on cursive when I was in 11th grade  AngryAmish   Jul-11-11 01:05 PM   #32 
  - Yes - but only if they teach Italics instead of Palmer!  hedgehog   Jul-11-11 01:07 PM   #33 
  - Once I stopped getting graded on my handwriting, my cursive  gkhouston   Jul-11-11 03:02 PM   #50 
  - I stopped using cursive in junior high school, and began printing exclusively.  Obamanaut   Jul-11-11 01:21 PM   #35 
  - The point about hand-eye coordination was imho the most valid one  Duer 157099   Jul-11-11 01:36 PM   #39 
  - This again?! Fine. Don't teach it. Do what you want. Let'em print. Let'em use hieroglyphics. I'm  WinkyDink   Jul-11-11 02:02 PM   #43 
  - Cursive IS a waste of time.  Quantess   Jul-11-11 02:54 PM   #48 
  - I would have it taught but as an art class.  Kaleva   Jul-11-11 03:02 PM   #51 
  - Yes - but -  Aerows   Jul-11-11 03:18 PM   #54 
  - omg! wtf? rofl!  rug   Jul-11-11 03:24 PM   #56 
  - And to think...  theHandpuppet   Jul-11-11 03:26 PM   #57 
  - The "original form" of the Gettysburg address was orally delivered  jberryhill   Jul-11-11 03:34 PM   #62 
  - How odd  theHandpuppet   Jul-11-11 03:42 PM   #65 
     - Yeah, but you said "original form"  jberryhill   Jul-11-11 04:00 PM   #72 
        - Yes, I said original form  theHandpuppet   Jul-11-11 04:30 PM   #79 
  - It isn't "too hard", it's boring! It took up SEVERAL HOURS of class time.  Quantess   Jul-11-11 06:29 PM   #89 
  - Does it hurt Chinese or Arabic kids not to learn it?  jberryhill   Jul-11-11 03:30 PM   #60 
  - Why does that matter?  theHandpuppet   Jul-11-11 03:54 PM   #69 
     - The point being....  jberryhill   Jul-11-11 04:07 PM   #75 
  - Cursive writing is an expression of one's individuality.  Blue_In_AK   Jul-11-11 03:36 PM   #64 
  - So our kids can barely read, do horribly in math and science, so now we must cut cursive  WatsonT   Jul-11-11 03:50 PM   #68 
  - That's the reason why we SHOULD be cutting cursive. Devoting class time to an anachronism...  FLAprogressive   Jul-11-11 03:56 PM   #70 
     - But will this be partnered with an increase focus on math/science?  WatsonT   Jul-11-11 03:59 PM   #71 
        - How about an increase on reading comprehension, that's the big problem. If we can teach students to  FLAprogressive   Jul-11-11 04:03 PM   #74 
           - Ok, so what efforts are being made in that direction?  WatsonT   Jul-12-11 08:05 AM   #91 
  - It's like art. Everyone has a different expression in writing.  Whisp   Jul-11-11 04:03 PM   #73 
  - Teach it!!!  Presidentcokedupfratboy   Jul-11-11 04:16 PM   #78 
  - Learning to write in cursive...  awoke_in_2003   Jul-11-11 05:13 PM   #81 
  - Virtually nobody saw that in 1776 or for decades  jberryhill   Jul-11-11 05:19 PM   #85 
     - True...  awoke_in_2003   Jul-11-11 05:23 PM   #87 
  - NOT  Badsam   Jul-11-11 06:31 PM   #90 
  - yes teach it--and i rarely use it.  dembotoz   Jul-12-11 08:45 AM   #92 
 

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