TTAC News Brief
Is handwriting relevant in the digital age? Yes! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), for example, maintains that the visual-motor skills developed in handwriting are linked with academic achievement; therefore, it is important for teachers to address pencil grip and writing legibility (Chassiakos,2017). Furthermore, Graham, Harris, and Fink (2000) ascertain that students with unreadable handwriting lack a fundamental skill needed for expressing ideas in writing. Unfortunately, many students, including those with disabilities, struggle with handwriting (Mason, Harris, & Graham, 2013). Students’ difficulties in handwriting can interrupt the writing process and can interfere with intended meaning. Importantly, difficulties with handwriting may lead students to avoid writing and may lead them to believe they cannot write (Berninger, Mizokawa, & Bragg, 1991).
QUOTE "Training teachers to understand bias will not eliminate it, but it could create an institutional environment in which it is clear that understanding bias and its effects is critically important. The long - term return on investment is inestimable."
– SORAYA CHEMALY