Left-handed Students by @mrlockyer

Name: Stephen Lockyer
Twitter name: @mrlockyer
Sector: Primary
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Left-handed students

1: If sitting in pairs side by side, place the left-handed student on the left, so that elbows don’t lock.

2: Take paper out of ring binders for easier access. Likewise spiral notebooks.

3: Their handwriting may be poor as they immediately cover up what they are writing. This often encourages “claw hand” for writing.

4: Ink is a nightmare, as it smudges. Berol Handwriting pens are best, as they have a very quick drying ink.

5: Left-handed scissors are really hard to use, even for lefties. Don’t offer them unless specifically requested.


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