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Chess Club - Learn and Play (Elementary)

In this ongoing club, students will learn to play chess and practice strategic thinking, good sportsmanship, and teamwork while playing one of the world's greatest strategy games.
Andrew Linke
195 total reviews for this teacher
26 reviews for this class
Completed by 220 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times


Next on Wed, Oct 5

Meets Once per week
9:00 – 9:50 AM

Next on Fri, Oct 7

Meets Once per week
9:00 – 9:50 AM

Next on Fri, Oct 7

Meets Once per week
11:00 – 11:50 AM

Next on Tue, Oct 11

Meets Once per week
9:00 – 9:50 AM
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Class Experience

Students will increase their skill in chess and, through playing, improve their strategic thinking. They will learn to both win and lose politely and with dignity.  
I have been teaching students how to play chess and managing a middle school chess club for over a decades, with a special focus on exceptional learners (gifted learners, students on the autism spectrum, LQBTQ+ inclusion groups). 
I will link to puzzles and guides related to the strategies we practice each week. This practice is encouraged, but not required. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will receive an automatically generated ranking from the chess club software.
I will provide verbal feedback for students on their progress and strategies. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Students have the option of playing chess using If you want your child to do this, you must create an account for them and register it in my private chess club. All chat options outside of the Outschool Zoom call are blocked in my club and I provide instructions for how to block all communication features site-wide in the classroom welcome message. 


Andrew Linke
Lives in the United States
Photography, Strategy games, and Storytelling!
195 total reviews
131 completed classes

About Me

I've been a teacher for more than a dozen years and involved with Scouting and working in the outdoors for nearly thirty years. I was homeschooled for my entire life, an experience which gave me the opportunity to pursue my interests and explore... 
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