The counseling benefits of chess

In a game of chess, there is no clear loser when it comes to learning the game. That was the message retired biology teacher and Sierra Sands counselor Dwight Morgan spoke highlighted when he spoke about the Chess for Kids program at an Ridgecrest Exchange Club Meeting on Thursday.

Those aspects include problem solving skills, creativity, math, science, reading scores, overall academic achievement and verbal learning.

Chess was something he utilized as a counseling method, and which he based his thesis on for his master’s degree in School Counseling.

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