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162. Preparing Kids for Life Through Playing Chess with Elliott Neff

When we can use entertaining games as amazing educational tools, everyone wins. It’s clear that the game of chess can lead to some stellar learning opportunities, but what’s not always obvious is how to get kids interested in it at all.

Elliott Neff is the founder and CEO of Chess4Life, a platform that teaches kids critical thinking skills, problem-solving, EQ, and other important life skills through the game of chess. He’s also the author of A Pawn’s Journey: Transforming Lives One Move at a Time.

We talk about how Chess4Life uses the game of chess to teach kids how to fail fast, learn, and improve, focus on individual strengths, and celebrate differences.

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We unbox:

  1. Why chess makes such a valuable learning tool

  2. Scaling the impact of coaching

  3. Taking failure as an opportunity for growth and iteration

  4. The Chess4Life curriculum and how to get involved



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