Posted in Talking Points For Parents and Teachers

Things You Need To Know About Being Left-Handed

There is still a lot of ignorance about left-handedness in our schools.

We need to recognise that this isn’t a special needs issue, it is about equal opportunities.

Most failings are due to a lack of awareness rather than poor equipment.

Here is an intriguing short video explaining why some people are left-handed.

It seems it may all be down to our genes and whether we live in a competitive or cooperative society.


Who might you share this video with?

Who might you talk to about what you found out from watching this video?

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Here are 5 things you might not know about left-handedness.

  1. August 13th is International Left-Handers Day.
  2. Around 20% of all Mensa members are left-handed.
  3. About 10% of the world’s population is left-handed.
  4. Albert Einstein, Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, Aristotle, Neil Armstrong, Henry Ford, Marie Curie and Joan of Arc were all left-handed.
  5. The wearing of wedding rings on the third finger of the left hand originated with the Greeks and Romans, who wore them to fend off evil associated with the left hand.


Are you left-handed?

How did it affect your schooling?

Are the children in your care left-handed?

What do you do to help them cope in a predominantly right-handed world?

Mike and David – Goodeyedeers

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