You probably have a very important question to ask of the rulers of chess dominion such as "why should I or anyone else even consider to start playing this silly little game?" We're glad you asked that question. Our answer may come as a shock to some, a joy to others, and as an enlightening revelation to the rest, be we are confident that it will extinguish any tiny flame of doubt or uncertainty still burning within you about whether or not chess is a great game for you to play. Are you ready for this? Maybe you'd better sit down. (Oh, you're already sitting. Well then stand up and sit back down.) Let us first observe how chess pertains to real life, what benefits it will bring you, and the reasons why everyone would enjoy playing it. Here's 20 reasons why you should play chess.
The key to successful teaching is to make learning as enjoyable as possible. There is no right or wrong way to go about teaching someone chess, as long as the beginning chess scholar is interested and has fun while learning.
Here is a sample lesson plan which you may use throughout your chess teaching career. It includes all the aspects of the game that need to be taught with lists of unique sample explanations of every aspect to spice up your chess classes. Of course you might find your own style of teaching that works well for you and your students. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please let us know here at Chess Dominion. Please also take part in our Chess Teacher's Forum.
We've put this in a format that enables you to print it easily. There are numerous diagrams that will take a while to load, but you need only print this once to have a lesson plan for a lifetime. If you have trouble solving some of the example problems, we encourage you to go and visit our Tutorial page, where these problems are featured in the Problems section, under "Tactics". Enjoy.