Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chess & GRIT in East St. Louis

Thanks to requests and efforts made by our colleague Danice Brown and thanks to generous donations by the good folks at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, we have been successfully hosting a series of game and strategy activities in our after school GRIT program at the SIUE/East St. Louis Charter High School.

In recent years, researchers have concentrated on "grit" or qualities like persistence and tenaciousness as measures of the extents to which students, for example, succeed. Professor Victoria Scott led a group of us in developing a program that would involve high school students in activities that relate to grit and skill-building. We are now in our second year of the GRIT program.

On Thursday, October16, we hosted the second in our series of game and strategy activities, focusing primarily on chess.

Notebook on the GRIT program

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