Teacher: Chess develops critical-thinking skills

03/19/2009 | Christian Science Monitor, The

Lisa Suhay, a teacher at a private school in Virginia, writes in this commentary that her students have learned about unity and nonviolence by playing chess, and she credits the game with turning struggling students into eager learners. Chess has taught them critical thinking and other skills, she writes, and the students have even challenged President Barack Obama to a game.

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