Originally Posted by LndShrk
A group of us at my office were talking about what is taught in schools and the subject of cursive hand writing came up. It was ironic because my M-I-L, wife & I have a similar conversation not long ago.
Who really uses cursive writing any more? Why is it still taught in school? Wouldn't teachng students how to better write in a "print" method be more effective? Who uses cursive writing - other than Calligraphy ?
Any K-6 teachers out there care to chime in on this???
I'm not a teacher, but I think it is a good thing to continue to teach. I do not have very good cursive skills but can get by, I can print very well though. I actually use what someones handwriting or printing as a "profile" type thing. I think it tells you something about them. My wife and daughters have nice cursive skills, while my son's is not to good. I have people I work with that it looks like poor hyrogliphics, can't even print neatlly and can't spell. I think the more comfortable you are writing the better your spelling can be.