The most important tip for teaching legible handwriting is ensuring students receive daily practice. Like any other skill you teach, handwriting must be practiced in order to be mastered. According to Scholastic, regular practice in the classroom ensures good handwriting becomes a habit and not just a temporary task.
Additionally, Education World recommends that students learn proper posture, grip on the writing utensil, and proper slant and paper position. These often-neglected skills will help those children who grip the pencil too hard, dig marks into the paper, or tear the paper when writing by pulling on the paper with their hands.