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Life Skills

Learning Chess Through Story Telling for Little Knights!

This is a class for beginners that know how the pieces move, KNIGHTS, and it will set you up with some fabulous basic chess skills
David Koetsier
52 total reviews for this teacher
28 reviews for this class
Completed by 238 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
6-11
year olds
4-12
learners per class
per learner - 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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Description

Class Experience

The benefits of chess are many; they will develop concentration, build friendships and learn how to strategically plan. By learning how to play with a clock, students learn about time management. By sharing their chess learning, they will develop their public speaking as well as communication skills. The art of winning humbly and losing with dignity will be taught over time as well as the mathematical skills and taking responsibility for their own actions.
I have been teaching chess for many years and instead of asking students to memorize certain moves, we create and develop stories (David buys a car, Robin and Badman, Dumpling squares) This makes the learning enjoyable and fun, which in turn means much more effective. 
There will be two types of homework; 
1. Optional - puzzles in a workbook. (Step-by-Step method has been the best chess learning method for over 3 decades). A page a day until the next class.
2. Students are encouraged to play chess regularly, either online or against family members face to face. The more practice, the better those chess skills will become!
PDF curriculum materials will be provided free of charge. These are personalized and provided on a as need basis. Step-by-Step workbook $15 AUD plus postage. One workbook will last student 4-12 months (depending on their enthusiasm for chess)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Progress in the workbook is monitored as well as improvement over the board. If concepts taught in the class are put into action on the board, then progress is being made!
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

David KoetsierChess like you have never seen before!
52 total reviews
28 completed classes

About Me

I have been a chess coach for over 30 years. Born and raised in the Netherlands, I started playing chess as an 8 year old and immediately fell in love with the game. I found my passion in teaching others the skills of the game while I was still... 
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