Schools are Thinking Different™
‘Thinking Different™’ is a school in-curriculum program for grades 4-9, delivered to the whole class by the homeroom teacher during regular school hours. The program uses the game of chess as an educational tool for teaching the art of setting and achieving goals. Find out more in the following sections:
Making a difference in schools,
as featured on Canada’s CBC National Radio:
program, are learning the game, and enjoying it! It’s a different dialogue.”
The Chess World curriculum provides a solid foundation in chess for all levels, from beginners to competitive
players, but still uses the game as a vehicle through which to teach and instill important life skills.We believe that the confidence children gain when involved in the program is the real reason they excel at the game, as well as in other areas of their young lives.
Chess clubs are held during lunch time/after school. In a typical club session, children are divided into groups based on age and skill level. Each group receives active instruction through a variety of activities, which build from lesson to lesson in a structured, engaging, and entertaining way. During the play component, instructors provide assistance, ideas, correction and support, as children play with peers. The learning is accompanied by appealing and dynamic Chess World curriculum materials, which provide an added value to every child’s experience.