Chess is not just a game
It is an interactive, mind expanding tool for teaching people how to think critically, analyze
deeply, and solve problems effectively. It has been used for over 1,500 years all around the world
by kings and queens, athletes and entertainers, philosophers and politicians and by parents and
teachers to better train and develop the human mind to reach its maximum potential. It has been used
by schools in over 30 countries to help teach effective decision-making, foster self-esteem, enhance
concentration and promote academic success.
With unique and proven instructional methods combined with latest technology on a dynamic platform, this site will teach chess to the next generation in an engaging and captivating way.
Complex concepts are broken down into digestible bits that students master one at a time through engaging activities that are fun in their own right. As each idea is mastered, students will be able to combine the concepts more effectively once they start playing full chess games.
The lessons were designed to teach chess in an engaging and easily digestible way. Interactive games challenge students in a fun way so that learning takes place without them even knowing it. The games are built in such a way to strengthen key skills in all areas preparing the students not just to become better chess players but to transfer the skills to school and to life.
"Chess has taught my kids more than any other subject"
~Dr. Fred Loveland
Panama City Schools
"Not only have the reading and the math skills of these students soared, their ability to socialize has increased substantially too."
Roberto Clemente School, NY
"Chess has instilled me with a strategic mindset for approaching any problem in any context."
US Women’s Olympiad team member,
University of Pennsylvania Law School graduate,
Lawyer at Debevoise and Plimpton, LLP
“Chess is the foundation of my approach to solving problems both in my personal and professional lives. Playing chess made me a creative thinker capable of analyzing problems from multiple perspectives.”
Risk Management - Cornell University graduate,
Assistant VIce President,
Operational Risk Stress Testing at Synchrony Financial,
Member of 1993 Dark Knights middle school chess team
“Chess has allowed me to open my brain to various possibilities and ideas. Since I'm always thinking and overthinking, it has made me passionate/dedicated/motivated about everything I do.”
Rochelle Ballantyne | Stanford University- Class of 2017,
member of IS 318 National Junior High Chess Championship team
"Playing chess resulted in my mind starting to think "outside the box" …(a)nd appreciating the tons of variations in different situations."
Degree in Criminology via University of Maryland,
member of Raging Rooks 1991 National Junior High School Chess Championship team.
"Chess teaches you to control the initial excitement you feel when you see something that looks good and it trains you to think objectively when in you're trouble."
Stanley Kubrick - film director,
screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer
"Chess is a miniature version of life. To be successful, you need to be disciplined, assess resources, consider responsible choices and adjust when circumstances change."
Susan Polgar - Olympic and World Chess Champion,
chess teacher and coach, writer,
head of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE)
"Chess is the gymnasium of the mind."
Blaise Pascal - mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, philosopher
GET FUTURE READY
Our curriculum develops those aspects of chess thought to improve the cognitive skills kids need to be successful in our rapidly changing world. While the focus on content is important, we emphasize critical thinking, multiple ways of solving problems, thinking ahead, understanding other people’s perspectives and developing persistence and determination.
Can you really teach chess even if you aren’t a strong player?
Teaching chess can be hard to manage if you aren’t a strong player. Our curriculum uses a
well-tested slideshow format to eliminate the need for flipping back and forth in a chess book or
arranging complicated diagrams on a demonstration board. All you need to know is right there on the
screen. No need to spend hours on detailed planning. The work has already been done for you. The
lesson plan and sample schedule are at your fingertips.
Still don’t think you can do it? We have tested and revised the curriculum many times with people just like you who have little to no previous experience with chess. But don’t take our word for it. Click on the video below to hear from one of our teachers.
Delivering content where you need it
iDevices or Android? Windows or Mac? No problem.
Our curriculum is web-based so that you can use it on any device with a web browser that can connect to the internet. Teachers often connect one device to a screen to show the lesson and pull up the lesson plan or answer sheets on their phone or tablet. All the information you need to conduct a rich, interactive lesson at your fingertips.
SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW CHESS CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF GREAT THINKERS
With no previous knowledge of chess and very little prep time, a motivated beginner can use this program to teach chess in a dynamic, interactive manner. In less than the time it takes to watch a sitcom, a teacher can be prepared to teach lessons that will impact the lives of their students forever.
A SCALABLE SOLUTION
Do you want to integrate chess into your classroom, start a chess club, teach a few kids, or run a full-fledged chess program? Everything you need is here. Short, engaging lessons. Clear video and written instructions. Easy tracking method. Integrated connections to academic subjects. Fun homework and enrichment activities. All so you can focus on what you do best: engaging students.