This program is designed to build the following character traits:
Resilience: Ability to handle setbacks and adversity—to maintain an optimistic, proactive orientation when under duress. Willingness to take on challenges.
Curiosity: Love of learning. Intellectual engagement. Enthusiasm for experiencing the world. Proclivity to develop passions and interests.
Welcome to an exclusive Brain Power chess and strategic thinking workshop! Taught by the Mark Plotkin, a chess champion and top-ranking player in Canada, this workshop is designed to not only enhance your child’s chess skills but to equip them with a powerful set of transferrable skills that will enhance academic performance and overall development:
Critical Thinking: Chess demands strategic thinking, problem-solving, and considering multiple possibilities before making a move.
Focus and Concentration: Chess requires intense focus and concentration, skills that translate to improved academic performance.
Memory Recall: Memorizing champions, openings, tactics, and patterns enhances recall abilities, benefiting multiple school subjects.
Spatial Reasoning: Visualizing and understanding spatial relationships in chess aids in math and scientific subjects.
Planning and Organization: Chess players excel in planning, strategy, and time management, skills that transfer to academic success.
Perseverance: Chess teaches resilience in the face of setbacks, a crucial quality when facing academic challenges.
Mathematical/Logical Reasoning: Chess is a game of logic and math, relevant to subjects like mathematics, physics, and computer science.