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Chess Initiative supports problem solving skills

Chess Initiative supports problem solving skills

District-wide initiative has many educational benefits.

Comal Independent School District (CISD) recently launched a chess initiative across all district elementary and middle schools this fall. The popular problem-solving game will be taught to district third and seventh graders.

Chess is not only fun but it develops calculation, planning and visualization skills– making it a perfect tool to practice higher order thinking skills like those required on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).

Comal ISD Gifted/Talented Coordinator Shelly Crofford agrees the new initiative is a win-win for the students and teachers. “The response we’ve been getting from teachers and students has been nothing but positive,” Crofford said in a statement. “Chess enhances your memory skills, your creativity, your concentration, and it teaches planning and foresight. Those are all excellent things for our students to be teaching and our students to be learning.”

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