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Challenging Heads Chess
Table of Content – Challenging Heads Chess  Glenn's Beginnings ..............................................................
NM  Glenn Bady Challenging Heads Chess  by Advance  Life Master Glenn Bady http://www.cheadschess.com/
Glenn's Beginnings  <ul>Why I started Challenging Heads Chess I grew up in the ghetto of West Philadelphia.  On a car line...
where the trees roots forced its way to the surface.. We would play in the street and on
the pavement running up and down, playing basketball, football, and wall ball.  On the
corner of our street was a thick wooden light pole, where the street light hung, 25 feet
high.  On this pole we hung our plywood  backboard and rusted non netted basketball
rim.  After football, slap boxing, and wall ball we would play basketball.  Our only
interruption  were the cars turning down  our street.  Boy did we have fun!. </li></ul>
School Days Why I started Challenging Heads Chess  I was labeled a slow learner in elementary school and placed into  spec...
Instant Spark <ul>Intensity.  The chess pieces represented  energy.  Billy Bones showed me the  <li>movements of the Knigh...
chunks of wood on that hot steamy day.  Their movements made sense.  Perfect
logic.  My mind was engaged.  I was thinking.  I realized now that every child has a
unique way of learning.  Traditional education was not working for me in elementary
school.  I figure that I can't be the only child with these experiences in grade school;
therefore, I started Challenging Heads Chess to help fill the gap that education is not
filling.  Not every child is suited for traditional classroom education.  At Challenging
Heads Chess we challenge every child to think differently.  We encourage every child
to come up with their own conclusions, realizing that the goal in not a correct answer,
but the process in which by  they arrived at their conclusion.  </li></ul>
Challenging Heads Chess <ul>Who We Are? <li>United States Chess Masters and Experts.
We teach children how to exercise their minds.
We make children  mentally stronger.
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  1. 1. Challenging Heads Chess
  2. 2. Table of Content – Challenging Heads Chess Glenn's Beginnings ............................................................. 1 School Days ......................................................................... 2 Instant Spark ..................................................................... 3 Challenging Heads Chess................................................. 4 Critical Thinking Skills ...................................................... 5 . Creative Thinking Skills .................................................... 6 Visualization ..................................................................... 7 Visualization ...................................................................... 8 Habits or Traits of The Mind .............................................. 9 Patterns Recognitions ...................................................... 10 Cognitive Abilities ............................................................ 11 Chess Enrichment Program ........................................... 12 Mentality Gifted Children ............................................... 13 Summer Chess Fun ...................................................... 14 Glenn's Online Chess Lessons ..................................... 15 Glenn's Testimonials ..................................................... 16 Glenn's Testimonials ..................................................... 17 18. Glenn's Testimonials .............................................. 18
  3. 3. NM Glenn Bady Challenging Heads Chess by Advance Life Master Glenn Bady http://www.cheadschess.com/
  4. 4. Glenn's Beginnings <ul>Why I started Challenging Heads Chess I grew up in the ghetto of West Philadelphia. On a car lined narrow street where beautiful deep rooted tall trees lined the pavements , their roots grew beneath the <li>concrete slabs. We would skip, jump and trip over 4 feet by 4 feet blocks of cement
  5. 5. where the trees roots forced its way to the surface.. We would play in the street and on
  6. 6. the pavement running up and down, playing basketball, football, and wall ball. On the
  7. 7. corner of our street was a thick wooden light pole, where the street light hung, 25 feet
  8. 8. high. On this pole we hung our plywood backboard and rusted non netted basketball
  9. 9. rim. After football, slap boxing, and wall ball we would play basketball. Our only
  10. 10. interruption were the cars turning down our street. Boy did we have fun!. </li></ul>
  11. 11. School Days Why I started Challenging Heads Chess I was labeled a slow learner in elementary school and placed into special education. We had a young nice lady come in the school and give us special instructions. I guess her instructions were special because she would speak very slowly and always nodded her head up and down, as if saying, “do you understand now” . I always felt puzzled by these classes. I would think, OK , I got a 60 percent on the test; it's not bad, I just need to learn the other 40 percent of work. Why do I need to be in this “special class”? These “special classes” went on for awhile. I'm not sure why these classes stopped or when they stopped. Maybe the school could not pay the special educations teacher any longer? School for me was a struggle, from the 1 st grade to the 6 th grade. It didn't make sense. The testing, homework, grading. It just wasn't clicking. There were no cohesion, no pattern, no beauty, no purpose! Just chunks of information. Until I found chess. Billy Bones a playmate on our block taught me and other kids how to play chess on one steamy hot summer day. I was in the 6 th grade.
  12. 12. Instant Spark <ul>Intensity. The chess pieces represented energy. Billy Bones showed me the <li>movements of the Knight, Pawn, Bishop, King, Queen and Rook. I never seen
  13. 13. chunks of wood on that hot steamy day. Their movements made sense. Perfect
  14. 14. logic. My mind was engaged. I was thinking. I realized now that every child has a
  15. 15. unique way of learning. Traditional education was not working for me in elementary
  16. 16. school. I figure that I can't be the only child with these experiences in grade school;
  17. 17. therefore, I started Challenging Heads Chess to help fill the gap that education is not
  18. 18. filling. Not every child is suited for traditional classroom education. At Challenging
  19. 19. Heads Chess we challenge every child to think differently. We encourage every child
  20. 20. to come up with their own conclusions, realizing that the goal in not a correct answer,
  21. 21. but the process in which by they arrived at their conclusion. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Challenging Heads Chess <ul>Who We Are? <li>United States Chess Masters and Experts.
  23. 23. We teach children how to exercise their minds.
  24. 24. We make children mentally stronger.
  25. 25. We expose children to a creative way of thinking.
  26. 26. We train children to think faster and clearer.
  27. 27. We teach children to be critical thinkers.
  28. 28. Children have FUN while learning to build mind muscle. </li></ul>Children engaged in the process Of learning chess. mailto:challengingheadschess@verizon.net
  29. 29. Critical Thinking <ul><li>Critical thinking is &quot;a way of taking up the problems of life.
  30. 30. Recognize problems, to find workable means for meeting those problems.
  31. 31. Recognize unstated assumptions and values.
  32. 32. Critical thinking clarifies goals, evaluates evidence, accomplishes actions, and assesses conclusions.
  33. 33. You are able to determine patterns, make connections and solve new problems.
  34. 34. Critical thinking is a vital skill for a child to learn because it will help them to recognize patterns. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Creative Thinking <ul>What is Creative Thinking? <li>Creative thinking is divergent thinking: divergent thinking involves creative generation of multiple answers to a set problem.
  36. 36. Creativity is the ability to imagine or invent something new. Not the ability to create something out of nothing.
  37. 37. Being creative entails generating new ideas by combing, changing, or reapplying existing ideas.
  38. 38. Positive (or negative) mood, or change in mood, predictably precedes creativity.
  39. 39. Creativity is the process of hard work. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Visualization <ul>Mental images in chess <li>Chess is a natural conduit for mental images.
  41. 41. A child must positions and repositions pieces in their mind.
  42. 42. A child must try to see future positions, piece placements.
  43. 43. Plays an important role in memory and thinking.
  44. 44. Calling up an image in our mind can be seen as degrees of conscious control.
  45. 45. Seeing future events without experiencing it can be beneficial </li></ul>
  46. 46. Creative Visualization in sports <ul>In one of the most well-known studies on Creative Visualization in sports, Russian scientists compared four groups of Olympic athletes in terms of their training schedules: Group 1 = 100% physical training ; Group 2 - 75% physical training with 25% mental training ; * Group 3 - 50% physical training with 50% mental training; * Group 4 - 25% physical training with 75% mental training. Group 4, with 75% of their time devoted to mental training, performed the best. &quot;The Soviets had discovered that mental images can act as a prelude to muscular </ul>
  47. 47. Habits or traits of mind <ul>Critical thinking Skills <li>Positive habits of mind which characterize a child strongly disposed toward critical thinking includes:
  48. 48. Courageous desire to follow reason wherever it may lead.
  49. 49. Open-mindedness, foresight.
  50. 50. Systematic approach to problem solving.
  51. 51. Fair-mindedness and maturity.
  52. 52. Confidence in reasoning. </li></ul><ul>Strong sense critical thinking requires intellectual humility, empathy, integrity. Child - intellectual skills alone. <li>Often results in clever, but manipulative behavior.
  53. 53. Unethical.
  54. 54. Subjective thought.
  55. 55. The important of teaching children critical thinking skills is the basis for a healthy person. </li></ul>
  56. 56. Pattern Recognition <ul>While playing chess, children are learning how to recognize patterns <li>Pattern recognition is an important field of study in math
  57. 57. Pattern recognition is studied in many fields, including psychology, psychiatry, ethology, cognitive science and computer science.
  58. 58. We teach children pattern recognition by exposing them to tactical puzzles diagrams.
  59. 59. By solving tactical chess puzzles, children are learning how to classify, interpret and understand the process of pattern recognition.
  60. 60. In decision theory, we find patterns. </li></ul>
  61. 61. Cognitive Abilities <ul>Different cognitive abilities that can be trained with chess. <li>Central Processing Speed : categorize and understand what has been observed.
  62. 62. Conceptual Reasoning : ability to analyze the relationships between objects, the ability to think abstractly, and logic.
  63. 63. Attention - The ability to stay focused on the task at hand.
  64. 64. Working Memory - The ability to encode and hold information, apply it to the task at hand, and respond accurately.
  65. 65. Cognitive spaces can be understood as &quot;work spaces of the mind&quot; . </li></ul>
  66. 66. Chess enrichment program <ul>Venezuelan study of Chess <li>Using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.
  67. 67. over 4,000 second grade students found a significant increase in most students’ IQ scores after only 4.5 months of systematically studying chess.
  68. 68. critical thinking annual increase for the chess group was 17.3%.
  69. 69. gains in fluency were significant beyond the .05 level when compared to the national norms is an important discovery. </li></ul>
  70. 70. Mentality Gifted Children <ul>Dr Ferguson’s four-year study (1979-83) analyzed the impact of chess on students’ thinking skills in the Bradford Area School District in the United States (grades 7-9) <li>Using two tests (Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal and the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking) Ferguson (1995
  71. 71. 60-64 hours playing and studying chess over 32 weeks students showed significant progress in critical thinking.
  72. 72. chess enhances “creativity in gifted adolescents.”
  73. 73. chess is superior to many currently used programs for developing creative thinking.
  74. 74. Chess could logically be included in a differentiated program for mentally gifted students” </li></ul>
  75. 75. Summer Chess Fun <ul>Wonderful Chess <li>Looking for an inexpensive and fun summer activity for your campers?
  76. 76. Give chess a try.
  77. 77. Chess is the gymnasium of the mind. A child taking part in a chess program develops critical thinking, problems solving skills, visualization and pattern recognition.
  78. 78. Exercise your campers mind. </li></ul>mailto:challengingheadschess@verizon.net
  79. 79. Online Chess Lessons <ul><li>Secrets of online chess
  80. 80. Glenn is now offering online chess lessons for children. Live, interactive training.
  81. 81. This is real time coaching with voice chat. This direct interaction helps our students learn faster and save time and money compared to other methods of training.
  82. 82. Glenn will concentrate on how to calculate quickly to improve his students processing speed. </li></ul>http://www.cheadschess.com/
  83. 83. Testimonials – Glenn Bady <ul><li>What do parents think about Glenn?
  84. 84. I met Glenn about 4-5 years ago when he was running an after school program at Penllyn Woods Community Center. Since meeting Glenn, he has guided the children in his club, many of whom have been Upper Dublin kids, to 4 straight Pa. State Scholastic Chess Club Championships and produced numerous individual state champions, including my </li></ul><ul><li>on, Charlie, this year. He also took the club to compete in 2 National championships in Orlando & Pittsburgh. All the tournaments they've competed in have included separate sections for school championships. The positive link between chess and improved academics, especially mathematics, is well documented. Many charter & private schools even have have chess as a part of their curriculum. Many college chess scholarships are </li></ul>
  85. 85. Testimonials – Glenn Bady (2) <ul><li>are awarded every year. I could go on & on. I, like you, grew up in Upper Dublin, and I've always taken pride in our school district. I believe that if we could somehow bring Glenn & his gifted instructors into our schools it would make a great school district even greater. I don't know who to contact in the district on this matter, but I'm sure you might. I think, at the very least, the possibility of such a venture should be explored. I've discussed it with Glenn, and he would be willing </li></ul><ul><li>to meet with you & whoever you would deem appropriate to discuss creating some kind of chess program in our schools. As a believer in Glenn & what he's doing, I would be willing to volunteer my time & effort, as well. It's been a very positive, rewarding experience for us & I'd like other kids in our township to get this opportunityI've included today's club update e-mail below & you might consider checking out his website www.cheadschess.com
  86. 86. Thanks, C. Van Orden </li></ul>
  87. 87. Testimonials Glenn Bady <ul><li>Tabb Champlin – Mother of Wes Champlin, wrote: Great job with Wes. He can usually be a handful. Most of his teachers complain about him being such a busy body. Winning the Kindergarten State Championship was an exciting experience. He can't stop talking about it. We'll see you this summer.
  88. 88. Mark Opalisky-Vice President Horsham School Board wrote:
  89. 89. Thanks for your efforts this year. Connor loves chess. </li></ul><ul><li>Joan Lea, wrote: Thanks Glenn for a great year. Calvin enjoyed himself and for the first time he has felt like he apart of a team. Chess has helped Calvin opened up to other kids his age.
  90. 90. The Borough of Conshohocken & The Conshohocken Free Library: Thanks USCF Master Glenn Bady for his time in introducing our children & citizens to the Game of Chess. </li></ul>
  91. 91. Glenn's Chess Team Accomplishments <ul><li>Our system is proven to work!
  92. 92. 2010 Pennsylvania State Scholastic Championships
  93. 93. 1st Place K to 3 Open. 2nd Place K to 6 U800
  94. 94. 2009 Pennsylvania Scholastic Championships
  95. 95. 1st Place K to 3 Open. 1st Place K to 6 U800
  96. 96. 2008 Pennsylvania Scholastic Championships
  97. 97. 2nd Place K to 3 Open. Tied for 1st K to 6 U800. </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Pennsylvania Scholastic Championships
  98. 98. 1st Place K to 3 Open. 1st Place K to 6 U800
  99. 99. 2007 Pennsylvania State Scholastic Championships
  100. 100. Kindergarten Co-Champion, 1st Grade Co-Champion
  101. 101. 2008 Pennsylvania State Scholastic Championships
  102. 102. 2nd Grade Co-Champion, 3rd Place K-9 U1000, 5th Grade Co-Champion </li></ul>
  103. 103. Glenn's Accomplishments <ul><li>26th Sands Regency Oct 17 - 21 2008, Reno, Nv 89501 USA
  104. 104. 1st Place Master
  105. 105. Defeated - International Master Salvijus Bercys
  106. 106. Draw - Grandmaster Vladimire Mezentsev
  107. 107. Defeated - Grandmaster Dashzegve Sharavdorg
  108. 108. 3rd International, New York , NYJune 18-22 2010 Marshall Chess ClubOver 30 Grandmasters. Over 40 Masters. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw - Gabriel Battaglini - International Master
  109. 109. Defeated - Aleksandr Ostrovskiy - Expert
  110. 110. Defeated - Sam Alex Barsky – Expert
  111. 111. Second, I am an authority in my field. I've started (along with Dr. Floyd and the Princeton Public Library) and participated in several chess days.
  112. 112. Third, I have over thirty years of experience. I've been fortunate enough to travel and play chess in Europe and all over the U.S. </li></ul>
  113. 113. National Chess Master Glenn Bady http://www.cheadschess.com/

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