The Saint Louis Chess Club helps provide even more exposure to chess for students in the Saint Louis area by running numerous chess camps throughout the city. The skills they learn in chess summer camps are skills they will use for a lifetime.
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.
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.
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.