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Is Cursive Handwriting Important? Yes!

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Which of these strategies, writing by hand or typing, is the most efficient for optimal learning in the classroom? Join Michelle Dragalin as she shares the benefits of teaching cursive handwriting in the age of keyboards and mobile devices. You will also discover how the practice of writing in cursive has numerous physical, social, and practical benefits for students.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 @ 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Early Learners, Learning Theories & Strategies, Reading & Writing
Tags: cursive, handwriting, learning strategies, writing

Reviews (39)

Basic Member
The research is on how cursive helps to stimulate the brain was amazing. I was happy to see that North Carolina is one of the 22 states that has kept some teaching of cursive in the curriculum. This type of writing builds neural pathways, increases spelling ability and leads to better retention of the content being studied! I have taught cursive writing in Art class, and I will continue to incorporate it into my visual arts lessons. Thank you so much!
This was great! Michelle said some things about cursive writing that I had never thought about.
A big thank you to Michelle for telling us why cursive writing is so important and what parts of the brain are utilized. I will be teaching it to my students.
Basic Member
Good info.
Thank you so much! I love cursive.
Full Member
some good info
Basic Member
Good info
Basic Member
I agreed before watching this that cursive was important, now I can back it up with facts! :)
Basic Member
Great info on how to help my student with learning cursive! Thanks!
Basic Member
Love this! Thank you!
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