chess class in real life

cakei99
hi everyone. i have a doubt. anyone has made a chess class to a organization like school or something? i would like to make a class in my city but i am thinking how to do it. any comment its helpful
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Ziryab
I’ve taught over 1000 children how to play chess as a guest in elementary classrooms.
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Ziryab escribió:

I’ve taught over 1000 children how to play chess as a guest in elementary classrooms.

thanks 4 comment. did u use a specific method ?

Ziryab

Yes. A couple different ones, as I did it over a ten year period. I was a guest teacher for four 45 minute classes over four weeks. I had a bag with a dozen chess sets. I generally introduced one or two pieces and then let the kids play with only those. On the fourth visit, I introduced the last two pieces, and castling (skipping en passant) and let them play a whole game. I showed them a miniature (short game).

My four sessions at first:

1) pawn movement. Play pawn wars. First pawn to promotion square wins.

2) king. pawn wars with kings. still first pawn to promote wins.

3) rooks and bishops. Introduce checkmate. play with kings, pawns, rooks, and bishops.

4. queen and knight. play with all the pieces.

 

I discovered that students were having a hard time understanding that checkmate was the goal, instead trying to promote their pawns and other pieces.

I changed my sequence.

1) king and rook. checkmate. Had them practice with two rooks and king against king, taking turns being the stronger side.

2) pawns and pawn wars, followed by game with rooks, pawns, and kings--some variability based on age of students.

3) bishops and knights. play with everything except queens. 

4. queens, also introduce castling (sometimes) and en passant (rarely). play with all the pieces.

The classroom sessions began as recruitment for an after school chess club that I ran once per week. At one point, the chess club had 50 kids.

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IAMBBW escribió:

cakei99 wrote:
hi everyone. i have a doubt. anyone has made a chess class to a organization like school or something? i would like to make a class in my city but i am thinking how to do it. any comment its helpful

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