While our signature programs feature proven, time-tested techniques for instruction, we’ve also become experts in growing our approach to not only keep current with the latest in scholarship and technology, but also to set the pace for our competitors in both handwriting and spelling instruction.
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Since 1888, we have pioneered the publishing and teaching of handwriting, and remain to this day the leader in the field. The legacy of the company’s founders, Charles Zaner and Elmer Bloser, is one of excellence in both primary and adult education, in handwriting research, and in the development of new technologies to bring about a higher level of instruction.
Zaner-Bloser Handwriting/La escritura is the definitive method used by generations of American children. Our signature program features proven, time-tested techniques that don’t actually take a lot of time to implement.
Michael Sull is widely regarded as America’s most significant living Master Penman. A former lettering artist for Hallmark Cards and personal calligrapher for President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Sull is credited as being responsible for reintroducing our nation’s heritage of handwriting to today’s generations of students, both here in America and around the world. He is the author of several books considered modern classics in the field of handwriting, and as an instructor, he has conducted classes in over 40 states and a dozen foreign countries. He is past president of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting, and his penmanship artwork can be found in private collections around the globe.
Read Mr. Sull’s letter from the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Teacher’s Edition.
Debbie Diller has been a national consultant since 2000. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Millersville University and Temple University and spent the next four decades as an educator. She's worked as a classroom teacher, migrant education teacher, Title I reading teacher, and literacy coach in Pre-K through grade 10 in diverse public school settings in Pennsylvania and Texas. Her love of teaching stems from her love of learning. "I have always loved learning. Becoming a teacher was a way I could share that love of learning with children and eventually, with adults.”
Read Ms. Diller’s thoughts on incorporating effective handwriting instruction in today’s classrooms from the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Teacher Edition.
Explicit instruction in handwriting and spelling supplements what students may—or may not—be getting from a reading-based program. Zaner-Bloser programs are grounded in research and proven effective for developing key skills, including reading!
Download relevant research to understand the crucial role handwriting and spelling plays in developing literacy skills for all students.