This is a special FREE online class presented by KidPass Live Stage (https://kidp.as/live). KidPass Live Stage is a free livestream series that is open for the community and showcases many of the incredible classes and instructors on KidPass.
Chess is one of the oldest games in the world. The benefits of learning chess at a young age are many. In addition to critical thinking, chess teaches discipline, hard work, commitment, concentration, how to lose (which is more important than how to win), sportsmanship, empathy, value for others, etc. etc. etc. Chess has a rich cultural history, with champions coming from all parts of the globe.
Will your child be the next Gary Kasparov, who at 7 came from a single parent family in Baku, Azerbaijan to shock the world? Although chess may seem too complicated for youth, it simply is not. It requires time practice and opportunities to play. Youth who take my course will have both. AND, since it's a game, they'll also have a great time!
Note that as a KidPass Live Stage performance, this class and your participation may be posted on KidPass social media. Since it is formatted for a large audience, there will be limited instructor interaction. If you enjoy the class, please visit the instructor's KidPass page where you can find other class offerings and formats including small-group, interactive classes. Learn more about KidPass Live Stage at http://kidp.as/live.
When to arrive:
They will need to activate a free account with Chesskid.com. We'll use this format to play games. I will use the program to set up scenarios for the students.
24 hours in advance
Upcoming Schedule for Check Mate!: Critical Thinking Enhancement - KidPass Live Stage
Lewis has over 20 years of experience in group facilitation. He worked as a teacher within the public school system. He also taught students with social and emotional disorders within a hospital setting.
He has years of experience in workforce development; working both with adults and teens. He enjoys assisting others with developing healthy habits. Therefore, in addition to group facilitation, he works as a health coach and personal trainer.
He has studied and is conversant in Mandarin Chinese. He is an above 1300 level chess player, and feels that when children learn how to play chess at a young age, they develop critical thinking ability that will serve them well throughout life. He enjoys running, fishing and reading.