Tuesday, January 21, 2014

shocking words!

I heard something at school that shocked me to my core.  A teacher handed a graded paper back to a student with some written comments and the student asked her what she wrote on his paper. She said "you can't read my handwriting?" and he said "I can't read cursive".

I'm a bit astonished, actually. 

ANYHOO.

First day of clinicals went well. I like the folks we're working with, and everyone has been very nice so far. :)

11 comments:

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

They're teaching cursive less and less these days. I've heard that it is NOT included in the Common Core curriculla. It's a head-scratcher for sure.

Old NFO said...

That's good news! ;-)

Jennifer said...

WHAT?!?!
Glad clinicals went well.

armedlaughing said...

Good for you!

and frightening, otherwise...

gfa

Sigivald said...

Cursive is moribund.

Might as well complain about not being able to read Sutterlin script.

(And before anyone points out "but nobody will be able to read historical documents!", we already can't.

It's a specialist skill because of how cursive hands changed over the centuries anyway.)

pediem said...

Most public schools have already quit teaching it.

My eldest nephew recently switched from a public school to a private (Christian) school. He's now having to play catch-up with cursive, since the new school most definitely does teach it.

Anonymous said...

I teach and my students complain about my writing in cursive. I just tell them, "Get used to it". The complaints only last once or twice. After that the complaints are about something I didn't write neatly, not the fact it's in cursive.

Tass said...

My niece is 11 and still doesn't print neatly. I don't think printing is even emphasized in Texas schools anymore.

armedlaughing said...

Sad

gfa

Matt G said...

These will be your coworkers.
You will own them. They will call you "Bosslady."

tkdkerry said...

What 11:36 Anon said. My mother once wrote a grocery list having an entry that obviously read "imported rats", as judged by several persons in addition to me. Returning home with an incomplete purchase, I was sent back to the store with verbal instructions to buy "instant oats".