Executive Director’s Column
Welcome to the EAGLE Chess Academy’s first newsletter. My name is Ted Fagan and I hope that when you finish reading this, you will feel more informed than you were when you started.
Our focus is on helping children think more effectively and, as a result, make better decision in chess and in life. Too many children don’t think consciously enough. It’s not so much that theycan’t, it’s just that they don’t consciously think in ways that help them make better decisions.
I encourage parents to sit in on our classes. They are often surprised at what they see. One of the benefits of using chess as a tool to teach thinking is that you can see what the student sees, and how they use that information to make good or bad decisions.
In future issues of this newsletter, I will let you know more about what I see in children and what I think may be helpful.
The full version of the May 2009 issue of the EAGLE Chess Academy Newsletter can be found here.