Benefits of Chess

Chess introduces and reinforces Academic and 21st Century skills…

  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaborative Learning and Problem-Solving
  • Time Management
  • Forecasting and Planning
  • Decision-Making in a Real-World Environment
  • Combating Learning Loss

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted classrooms around the world in 2020 and 2021. While educators scrambled to make the best of a difficult situation employing remote learning and digital technology, there was general recognition that confronting student learning loss was the burning issue of the day.

We asked Chess in Schools advisor and contributor Dr. Renate Otterbach to look into this important topic and the role chess might play in addressing it. Read her response in Combating Learning Loss through Chess.