Chess and Literacy

By Jerry Nash Both the chess board and the game of chess call attention to the same literacy proficiencies demanded by other forms of media, both print and graphic. These include the following: Visual Orientation Symbolic Language Translation from Two-dimensional to...

Methodology in Moscow (Part 1)

NOTE: In October’s FOCIS newsletter, Nancy Johnson reviewed an article about the Russian schoolteacher Tatiana Ogneva and her unique approach of using fairy tales to introduce chess themes to her students. In this article we hear directly from Ms. Ogneva as she...