April 8

21st Century Living

Monday’s Big Idea

Meta Learning

What subject in school teaches logical thinking, decision-making, trains memory, strengthens will power, and motivates children to win and teaches them how to deal with defeat? In today's lesson, we explore how chess is actually "the only subject that can do all this."

Chess is not only a brain-training game, it also teaches meta-skills that can be applied in business and life. That is why this learning tool is being used widely in Armenia. So why not here?

  1. 1 Chess Should Be Required in U.S. ...
  2. 2 Chess Builds Business and Life Sk...
  3. 3 Chess Requires Masculine Qualities
  4. 4 Chess in Russia Is Like Baseball ...
   
  1. Chess Should Be Required in U.S. Schools

    Chess Should Be Required in U.S. Schools

    Perhaps chess should be introduced into the curriculum as a fun way to teach logic and memory?

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  2. Chess Builds Business and Life Skills

    Chess Builds Business and Life Skills

    The game trains you to focus on what your opponent is thinking and planning—a discipline that is useful on the chessboard and in the boardroom.

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  3. Chess Requires Masculine Qualities

    Chess Requires Masculine Qualities

    The female chess champion says that in order to succeed in the world of competitive chess, you have to develop masculine skills like competitiveness and analytic thinking.

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  4. Chess in Russia Is Like Baseball in America

    Chess in Russia Is Like Baseball in America

    The board game has been a national pastime in Russia since well before the Bolshevik Revolution.

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