Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Church Chess League

I have recently started a church chess League. At the Watermark Outlet malls food court from 2-4 on Saturdays in Bessemer Alabama In order to pull this off I am using My method of teaching the game to win new chess players over to the game. It is my belief that the way chess is introduced to the new player must be different now. The game already being complex is hard to like (unless your one of us) using the rules and strategies found in the box of most chess sets. This makes the game seem boring and complicated to learn. I propose that the instructions I have presented here in my blog should be the new way the world starts to learn the game of chess. It is fun. People who have had many misconceptions about the game are changed.To play any game (teachers of chess) one must have fun! One should be able to win. Well chess is a lot more complicated after all it still has not been solved even by our best computers. So instead of overwhelming the student with information over load my method is both fun and easy to learn. All the people whom might like the game don't even give it a try because of the old way and this old debate. Which should be taught the endgame or the opening. Back when people had less to do and entertain themselves with a good chess book to read would be perfect for a young idle person. That was then. Now people are different so the way they learn is also different. Now people want to enjoy it now. They don't want to learn how to play a game and get some joy after they have struggled to understand a concept that takes time. My way allows the student to enjoy the game and play end game type positions that begin the process to learn chess and the complexities of the end game. Without even realizing it the new student is building a web of patterns that he will access later when he improves and needs to speculate on a particular move. This is the new way to spread chess to many who did not think they would even like the game. I have seen this system work time and time again. Stop losing half of the class and teach a modern style before the game dies. Chess On!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Chess On In 2011

Well, it's a new year and I want to once again push chess as the answer to many of society's problems. Over the years as a teacher of the game, I have seen transformations in people with my own eyes that can only be compared to a metamorphosis. Children I have taught and helped to see themselves through the game of chess have made the transition from nerd to cool person, and from bully to thinker and achiever. They've changed from the quiet little girl to state champion. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to chess.

Chess is magical. It has changed entire school environments that were almost impossible to learn in and calmed the mind of the students, allowing them to see that they make a choice about their education. They make the choice of the environment they learn in and who will and who will not allow them to learn. When enough students are awakened to the fact that they are losing ground because of disruptive people around them, they take a stand and stop this behavior themselves.

It is not cool not to be cool. It's that simple. Once the misbehavior becomes uncool, everyone still trying to continue it is out of place. Chess is the game that allows that person to get back into place by sitting down, shutting up, and having a good time fitting in. It allows them to be part of the crowd without losing so called "cool points" because they checked themselves instead of someone else trying to adjust their attitudes or behavior. How? Why? because every one of the students in any school wants to fit in and be cool.

The student who will not do anything the teacher says is taught the game of chess by me, of course, because I can see into any child and touch their curiosity about themselves. I say this because if you are not the right person, in certain environments, you simply can't reach the students. This child will learn that inside of them there is a person who can learn, win, think, and make better choices. And they'll realize just how much time they have been wasting. The things they did not believe or have been told all their lives that are not true about themselves are revealed. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. I am here to serve the nation and help with my weapon -- the game of Chess. I have seen students improve in all of their other subjects for this reason alone. And chess is the tool that has done this! Give Chess a try at your school and if you need a Fixer, just call me -- Charles A. Smith. I can change everything!!

Chess On!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Now what !?

Play, play, play, and I will tell you more if you are interested! Let me know!!