In January I came across some posts on Education Week about teaching handwriting—especially cursive—in schools. These questions were raised in light of the common core standards that many school districts have adopted.
There was an educational summit that Jackie Zubrzycki, a contributor at EdWeek, attended, which prompted her to write an article (and a post, or two) about the discussions that took place at the Newseum.
Zubrzycki wrote that the common core mentioned keyboarding skills but not handwriting skills, and advocates for handwriting made suggested to states to include a supplement that covered handwriting because of research that favors teaching handwriting.
A plinky.com prompt: what are your 3 top hobbies?
When your hobbies get in the way of work – that’s OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves… well.
-Steve Martin (comedian)
I’m tempted to answer this prompt with an “I don’t know” not because I don’t have any [...]
I sit and watch,
watch the cursor blink.
Incessantly it blinks, waiting.
Waiting for me to type some words
which have meaning to I,
the creator but no meaning to it,
a blinking cursor.
I sit and think,
think about what I want to write,
It’s not every day that you find a 17-year-old who is impassioned with the arts. I have met people, and were friends with some back in high school, whose artistic capabilities were beyond their years. In their own way they were masters of expression, masters of creating and capturing a theme, a moment, an emotion. [...]
Subjecting myself to the bandwagon of the “new year resolutions” game and the self-proclaimed promises of a “new year, new me” I tried my hand at some vegetarian cooking the other day. “Champion Chili” to be exact with textured veggie protein, carrots, tomatoes, pinto beans, squash (because there was no zucchini at the store), onions, [...]
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