Category Archives: US schools

Memories of Penmanship

Our first-grade teacher watched us practice cursive letters using an exceptionally long thick pencil.  We drew swirls until our small hands became accustomed to holding the pencil as we wrote hesitant letters.  Serious faces. Sit up straight.  Hold the pencil … Continue reading

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Education – Then and Now

The Principal of my mother’s high school in Massachusetts was also a teacher. What a novel idea for today’s schools. After being assigned a mandatory study hall in high school, my mother was dismayed until she discovered her Principal also … Continue reading

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