“Saul’s story is an engaging illustration of the power of chess to transform lives and communities. Having led professional development for educators across the country, I have watched teachers discover the value of chess in the classroom and enthusiastically introduce chess to their students to impact literacy, math, critical thinking, and life skills. The Champions’ Game is an up-close journey of a teacher, his school, and his community as they realize the changes that follow when students learn the Royal Game. For any educators who wonder if chess could make a difference in their schools, this is a must-read!”
– Jerry Nash, National Chess Education Consultant, www.chess2learn.com
Through many years working in the El Paso youth community, I’ve seen amazing transformations, but none as well documented as this one. Chess is an amazing vehicle but every student can benefit from this type of interaction by building trust and respect between teacher and student.
– Myrna J. Deckert, Retired, CEO, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, El Paso, Texas