Connected Letters, Connected Thinking: How Cursive Writing Helps Us Learn

By Judy Packhem, M. Ed. Cursive writing is an endangered species these days. Left out of the Common Core State Standards, cursive is now seen as inconsequential, and even obsolete, by some in the education community. This is distressing to me, and it should be to all of you who care about educating our children, especially…

MAKING THINKING TRANSPARENT

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it” This is nothing new as shown through a few examples. A great book by Ritchhart, Church, and Morrison was published last December, Making Thinking Visible. The fusion of Executive Function and Transparent Thinking probably grew out of Cognitive Theory. Wouldn’t it be cool to sit in on…