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CHESS MUST BE COMPULSORY IN SCHOOLS


  • 2 months ago · Quote · #121

    Masamune314

    batgirl wrote:

    Thanks for the article.  The author, Ntokozo Magongo, seems to be a sports reporter/photojournalist for the "Swaziland Times."   I was curious from the mandate-like tenor of the article (which I doubt would go over well in the USA).  While he makes many good points, just as Ben Franklin did in his "Morals of Chess," these same benefits can only be had by those who embrace the game; they can't be forced.  Also the same benefits can be derived from a multitude of sources.  I would hazard that forcing chess on children might have the opposite effect, that of turning it into a despised chore rather than an enjoyable recreation.  I would rather see children in a classroom setting given and hour of game time a couple days a week during which they could explore, or at least be exposed to, a variety of games and challenges, especially those they may not encounter on their own.

    They did this at my elementary but only for the "gifted" class. They should have let everyone do it.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #122

    AlCzervik

    Masamune314 wrote:

    batgirl wrote:

    Thanks for the article.  The author, Ntokozo Magongo, seems to be a sports reporter/photojournalist for the "Swaziland Times."   I was curious from the mandate-like tenor of the article (which I doubt would go over well in the USA).  While he makes many good points, just as Ben Franklin did in his "Morals of Chess," these same benefits can only be had by those who embrace the game; they can't be forced.  Also the same benefits can be derived from a multitude of sources.  I would hazard that forcing chess on children might have the opposite effect, that of turning it into a despised chore rather than an enjoyable recreation.  I would rather see children in a classroom setting given and hour of game time a couple days a week during which they could explore, or at least be exposed to, a variety of games and challenges, especially those they may not encounter on their own.

     

    They did this at my elementary but only for the "gifted" class. They should have let everyone do it.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #123

    Masamune314

    This is the most accurate cartoon ever drawn.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #124

    SheridanJupp

    Hahahaha, that picture hangs on the front door of one of my work places. (a school)

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #125

    tkbunny

    That kid is probably peter parker testing his web suction.

    Always keep an open mind ...


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