Praising Cursive Handwriting

Posted by Administrator on 3/25/2014 to Homeschooling

In the previous article, we looked at some of the major reasons why certain schools and individuals are proposing that cursive writing be eliminated from modern-day schooling requirements. While we questioned the strength of those reasons, we believe that the reasons for keeping cursive handwriting skills are legitimately strong.

Cursing Cursive Handwriting?

Posted by Administrator on 3/18/2014 to Homeschooling
“NC Schools Write Off Cursive Instruction” “New Core Education Goals Eliminate Requirements for Cursive Penmanship” “Goodbye, Cursive Writing?” These are some of the headlines in recent months for news articles related to cursive handwriting. The whole proposal to eliminate cursive handwriting requirements is presented for several reasons by its proponents: 1. Cursive writing is no longer required in standardized tests, so it is unnecessary and a time-waster in school.

So How Do I Sort Through the Worldview Lenses?

Posted by Administrator on 3/11/2014 to Critical Thinking
Frequently a film will contain elements of two or more lenses or worldviews. In the Sound of Music, for instance, Catholicism is the main religion presented, giving a viewer the feel that a Christian theist point of view is promoted in the movie. Yet, in the midst of the film is a song that upholds a rather eastern pantheistic viewpoint when Maria and Captain Von Trapp sing “Something Good,” in which each claims that “…somewhere in my youth or childhood/I must have done something good.” The concept of karma—an event or episode happening to a person because of something else he did in the past (whether good or bad)—is a very eastern monist thought. It’s tucked away in a predominantly Christian theist worldview, but it is a karmic addition to that worldview, nonetheless.

Naming the Lenses: Part 9

Posted by Administrator on 3/4/2014 to Critical Thinking
The final worldview James Sire proposes in The Universe Next Door has only been added in the latest edition of Sire’s work, but it is the worldview that is receiving much more coverage in recent media.
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