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Teaching Chess in the 21st Century: Strategies and Connections to a Standards-Based World Paperback – October 30, 2004
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It provides a modest amount of material for practical instructional use (with more material it would have been a 5 star book) but what makes this book special are the useful ideas to "reach the kids" and the use of chess on an academic level.
If you are a classroom teacher or if you teach chess at the elementary school level you will find this book very useful. I would recommend that this book not be just a "stand alone" text but add a book like ...if teaching older students. This way you will have all the material you need!
"Teaching Chess in the 21st Century" is well focused on what the classroom teacher (or even a professional elementary school chess teacher) should have to give them proper direction. I have taught chess to children ages 5 to 12 for many years now, not only in the US but previously in Europe, where I was ranked as a first class player (about 1900 USCF).
The author obviously knows how to maintain the interest of beginning level elementary school students, which is obviously his specialty! This book is a MUST if you teach chess to kids.
Bardwick's book assures almost any reader with an interest in chess and a desire to learn that he or she can do it!
The book is easy to follow, well organized, and straight forward. It provides good chess tips and it even offers analogies and metaphors that adults may use to help kids understand the game of chess.
Although I'm interested in this book from the point of view of a parent, I'll also mention, that as a professional educator, I think this book is great for teachers as well. In particular, teachers may appreciate Bardwick's information on standards and chess.
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The only book you need to guide you in teaching chess to children.Clear, concise and simple. Plenty of examples presented to use in class.Published on June 28, 2013 by Rick Cusick
I used this book to teach chess to several classrooms of kids. The book makes chess easier for kids to understand the game and helped me explain the more difficult concepts to... Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by PerpetualLearner
Excellent!!!! This book helped me through teaching a two week course on chess for summer school. The kids were in grades 2-4. Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by mark twain
Teaching Chess by Todd Bardwick has helped me to keep up with my son as he learns the game. I played a little when I was young, but never having learned much about the strategy I... Read morePublished on January 15, 2008 by Catherine Jackson
Of all the Chess books I've reviewed, this is by far the best. Even if you don't teach Chess, as I do, you'll find this book a necessary part of your treasure box. Read morePublished on June 1, 2007 by C. D. Everhart
This book is very well written. With a little previous chess knowledge I was able to learn enough to help teach the kids in our local school's chess club. Read morePublished on January 14, 2007 by R. Garzella
I was immediately impressed with the customer service Todd provided. I had an email the book was shipped within an hour of placing my order. Read morePublished on November 15, 2006 by Mary R
This chess manual not only helped my pupils greatly improve their chess skill and overall understanding of chess, but also presented the material in a format that allowed the... Read morePublished on April 17, 2006 by Chess fan