19 October 2012

Feet on the Floor and Focus

Chess For Success (Portland, Oregon): 'Helping Children Succeed One Move at a Time.'

Phillip Margolin, Founder & Board Member, Chess for Success (4:30) • 'Comcast Newsmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington is hosted by veteran journalist Ken Ackerman. It features informational discussions with local, state and federal elected officials as well as community, non-profit, education and civic leaders.'

'In order to figure out the right move, you have to sit with your feet on the floor, you have to focus all of your attention on the board, you can't be talking or looking around, and then you have to figure out what to do with each move, what the consequences will be, you have to compare and contrast, and then you check your result once you decide what move to make. That's what an elementary school kid has to do to read a book with comprehesion, solve math problems, or basically do anything in school that involves problem solving.'

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