Chess Club - Tournaments and Tactics (Middle School)
In this ongoing club, middle school learners will practice strategies and socialize while playing one of the world's greatest games.
This is an ongoing class for middle school aged learners to practice playing chess in a friendly and mildly competitive environment. All skill levels are welcome! The program we will use for playing chess will prevent illegal moves and I will provide fair guidance to all learners on how to best play the game, so beginners and advanced players alike will be able to grow. 👉 PLEASE NOTE 👈 Parents must create a free Chess.com account for their child to play and join my private server. ♕ Each...
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 OfferedHomework 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.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedStudents 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.
👉 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.
Meet the teacher
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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Live video meetings
4-14 learners per class