Teaching Chess to Kids

Jan 6, 2011, 10:21 AM |

Hey everyone:  I'm reaching out for advice and suggestions and resources to effectively teach chess to school children.  This will be with 3rd and 4th graders, I believe, maybe 5th, too.

I will have a group of about 20 or so kids that have signed up for an after school program for about an hour, one day per week, probably 12 weeks. 

I am new to this.  I do have a mentor, my boss, but I mostly am on my own.  I expect to being given lesson plans - at least somewhat - from him, until I need to start developing my own.

I bring my passion for chess and my love for little children with me.  Other than that, I am not a gifted trained teacher.

Talk to me.