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Hello. I'm an occasional reader on FPN who has a strong interest in handwriting and fountain pens. I am going to teach a class in February 2020 at my high school in NYC that looks at different aspects of writing. I'm hoping that my students can practice using fountain pens. Over the years I have brought in a number of my pens for them to try, and I just purchased 15 Hero 565s for them to try out. Since there's been a bit of interest, I thought I'd see if there are resources that anyone is familiar with to share with my students. Things I'm interested in doing over the course of the project: Introduce and practice writing with a variety of fountain pensPhotograph hand-painted signage around the city, building a catalog of interesting display type samplesPhotograph interesting fonts in international food markets, then use the images for inspirationVisit sign-painters in business and conduct interviews with themIntroduce and practice writing Hiragana, possibly Iroha poem (a Japanese pangram)Watching Helvetica documentary (if it doesn't put them to sleep)View Islamic writing @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art My school is located in Manhattan. We'll be traveling to the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens over the course of the class. While there are art supply stores around the city, there aren't many stores that specialize in fountain pens and fine writing. A ways back, I remember seeing on Instagram a store that was interested in sharing fountain pen resources with educators, but I didn't bookmark it or contact them. Now, at the suggestion of a few of my students, I'm going to lead a course but I don't remember their contact info. If there are any ideas or resources that people would like to share, I'd appreciate it. Maybe this thread can be the beginning of a set of resources helpful to those interested better handwriting. The link to my school is https://www.urbanacademy.org/ in case anyone is interested in learning more about what we do. Thanks!
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1. From birth onwards correct development of bones and connective tissues is essential in order to avoid future hand and finger deformities. 2. Dysgraphia is a condition wherby children find it difficult to put thoughts into the written word. When using a conventional pen and adopting the wrong writing posture this can lead to: Tight, awkward pencil grip and body positionAvoiding writing or drawing tasksTrouble forming letter shapesInconsistent spacing between letters or words3. As with all learning disabilities (LD), dysgraphia is a lifelong challenge, although how it manifests may change over time. A student with this disorder can benefit from specific accommodations in the learning environment. Extra practice learning the skills required to be an accomplished writer can also help. 4.It is essential to recognise the onset of such problems and to address them correctly at an early stage of the childs development. 5. By using the RinG-Pen Ultra (link removed by moderator) this will help in various ways: Encourage proper grip, posture and paper positioning for writing.It’s important to reinforce this early as it’s difficult for students to unlearn bad habits later on.Remediation: providing instruction for improving handwriting and writing skills.Ensure correct healthy development of bones and tissues and so prevent other peripheral postural problems at a later stage. DO YOU KNOW OTHER HELPFULL WRITING TOOLS or ANOTHER SOLUTIONS? LET'S DISCUSS!