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How to Create A Classroom Culture - Part 3

Let’s continue with another tip to help you create your classroom culture.  The ‘E’ from our acronym C.H.E.S.S. stands for: Establish Everyday Practices. 

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To win or not to win? How to play chess against the beginner

As an instructor, mentor, father, or mother of an aspiring chess player, playing against your little prodigy can be a great way to measure their skills and progress.

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The Art of Chess and a Bit of Light Reading

This summer, the Saint Louis Chess Club is proud to highlight two unique chess camps with our community partners, Art Unleashed and the Saint Louis Public Library.

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A Spring of Chess and Magic

As a scholastic chess instructor, I have the pleasure of working at a variety of chess related activities throughout the Saint Louis area.

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How to Create A Classroom Culture - Part 2

Let’s continue with the second tip from the five-part series to help you create your classroom culture.  The ‘H’ from our acronym C.H.E.S.S. stands for:

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Scholastics Chess Curriculum Update

As work on the third level of the 12-level curriculum nears completion, we present the following refresher on the Instructional Standards the curriculum is built upon, and the vision for the curriculum’s value to instructors.

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Irina Krush

Lessons From Chess

According to International Master and author Jeremy Silman, “The real purpose of the chess opening is to create a difference (or a series of differences) in respective positions and then develop your army around these facts" (The Complete Book of Chess Strategy).

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How to Create A Classroom Culture - Part 1

There are tons of best practices in the field of education. Creating a classroom culture is one of the most effective methods to optimize both the instructor’s and the students’ classroom experience. We will use the acronym C.H.E.S.S. in this five part series to help you remember these tips for creating your classroom culture.

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The Most Important Thing You Can Teach a Beginning Chess Player

by Paul Schwent, Scholastic Instructor

 

Nothing crushes a beginner's love of chess quicker than getting annihilated at the board.  For a six or seven year old just learning the game, the result of their first few games can be the difference between getting excited about the game of chess that can grow into a lifelong passion and never wanting to see a chess board again.

 

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From Elementary to High School: First SLPS District-Wide Tournament A Success

Wednesday, February 21st, marked the first ever St. Louis Public School’s (SLPS) district-wide chess tournament. Over 100 SLPS students gathered at The Moto Museum for friendly competition and bragging rights.

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