Attention Magazine has a great discussion about whether we should continue asking our struggling students to write by hand or switch to typing at a younger age. I feel that handwriting is a very important part of developing literacy, though, as kids get older, efficient use of a keyboard can be a lifesaver. It’s important to remember that each student is different, and each has her or his own limit. When she has written all she can, “scribing” for the student is an acceptable compromise. The important thing is to keep going, keep thinking, and stay as up-to-date with assignments as possible to keep your student feeling good and ready to participate in class.