Once per week
learners per class
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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♔ This is an ongoing class for middle school students to practice playing chess in a friendly and mildly competitive environment. ♕ We will begin each class with a brief introduction to an important chess tactic. Whether kids are beginners or experienced players, they will have the opportunity to join in discussing chess strategies. These practice sessions will generally last about 10 minutes, longer if students have questions or are enthusiastically discussing tactics. 👉 PLEASE NOTE 👈 ♝...
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 middle school chess clubs for over a decade, with a special focus on gifted learners, students on the autism spectrum, and providing a space for LQBTQ+ students.
Homework is not assigned, but students may play extra games of chess between classes to increase their ranking. I will post links to relevant puzzles, lessons, and chess tactic drills each week so kids can continue to practice between meetings.
Students will receive an automatically generated ranking from Chess.com as they play. I will provide feedback for students on their progress and strategies, including both verbal commentary and visual guidance using illustrations on the chess board.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
👉 PLEASE NOTE 👈 ♝ Parents must create a Chess.com account for their child to play and join my private server on Chess.com so students can find one another. Learners will need a free account to play. I strongly recommend enabling "Safe Mode" in the privacy settings of Chess.com to prevent kids from chatting or sending messages on the website.
I will post links to recommended lessons in the Chess.com learning and puzzle library each week.
Photography, Strategy games, and Storytelling!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
195 total reviews
131 completed classes
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...