The right way to teach chess

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soheil_hooshdaran
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The right way to teach chess

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:33 am

Hi.

I remember reading teaching chess wrongly can be detrimental to the student's character, and as I remember, IM Martin have said this in Fide TRG syllabus. I would be grateful if someone, or even better he himself, explains to me the correct way to teach chess.

Andrew Martin
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Re: The right way to teach chess

Post by Andrew Martin » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:11 am

Encourage enjoyment and personal development, not results.

Jonathan Bryant
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Re: The right way to teach chess

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:22 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:33 am
... the correct way to teach chess.
There is a book with almost this exact title - The Right Way to Teach Chess to Kids - by acclaimed author Richard James. It costs a whopping £2.99 on kindle via amazon. I would suggest anybody with an interest in teaching chess - to children certainly and probably anybody else too) should read it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Right-Way-Teac ... each+chess



My contribution would simply be to emphasise that to be an effective teacher you have to connect with your student(s) on a personal level first and foremost. The chess stuff is secondary. Possibly that’s just re-stating what Andrew Martin said in different words.

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Re: The right way to teach chess

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:06 pm

Thank you IM Martin and Jon Bryant.

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