These words become increasingly clear every time I step into the classroom, but never from the same perspective. When I first started teaching, my own understanding of the core mathematics content grew in part because I had to readily explain the material to many different kinds of learners and learning styles.
As the students at Lexington Elementary and I sat down together to register for a new chess website, it was immediately apparent that this opportunity to incorporate technology into our curriculum would positively impact my chess instruction in the classroom.
Happy New Year, chess fans! Welcome back from the holiday break. This first research blog in 2017 discusses the K-12 reform movement known as “standards-based education” and how it is being adopted within the chess-in-schools movement.
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL) prides itself in empowering local students to succeed both in academics and in the game of chess. Through its in-school and after-school programs, the club reaches nearly 4,000 students each semester with roughly equal participation by male and female students.
My first involvement as a GM in residence at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis has been everything that I expected it would be, and more.
Compared to What? A Brief Venture into Research Design and the Relationship Between Chess & Student Achievement
Does playing chess result in better student outcomes? Whether those outcomes are cognitive like mathematics achievement or non-cognitive like confidence, it seems like a straightforward question to answer.