Handwriting Instruction—Good and Bad

Lately, on Facebook, I have noticed two handwriting-related products. One is of possible short-term value, but the other is a dreadful idea. Training Pencil Grip The possibly useful product is a device that is placed on the writing end of the pencil to hold the thumb and index finger in the tripod position. The device […]

How to Study for a Spelling Test

    Browsing the web, I have come across some really bad advice for teaching spelling. This bad advice recommends that children approach words as strings of letters to be memorized. “Have him say the word while looking at it. Tell him to close his eyes, try to see the word, and then spell the […]