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Chess for Schools

School & District Leaders

Train of Thought is a low-cost, high-impact chess education program designed to develop students’ minds and character, preparing them to cope with the growing complexities and demands of the world. 


Our dynamic chess curriculum compliments a variety of learning styles with captivating lessons, fun activities, challenging exercises, problems, and puzzles. 

Why Chess?

Chess is one of the most powerful tools available to accelerate cognitive and character development.  Studies show that playing chess regularly is especially good during adolescent years, while the brain is still developing.

Cognitive Development

  • Concentration

  • Visualization

  • Planning

  • Calculation

  • Pattern Recognition

  • Predicting Consequences

  • Problem Solving

  • Critical Thinking

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Deductive Reasoning

  • Divergent Thinking

  • Retrograde Analysis

Character Development

  • Confidence

  • Courage

  • Discipline

  • Perseverance

  • Leadership

  • Integrity

  • Respect

  • Creativity

  • Vision

  • Humility

  • Compassion

  • Patience

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Chase Bank partners with Train of Thought

Chase Bank partners with Train of Thought

Chase Bank partnered with Train of Thought for a unique Leadership Workshop. In this groundbreaking collaboration we explore the connections between the principles of leadership and the strategic game of chess. The workshop, titled “Leadership Through Chess,” aims to shed light on the responsibility of those in power to serve and the importance of practicing empathy in leadership. Train of Thought emphasizes that true leadership is not about being “in charge” but rather about taking care of the people “in your charge”. One of the key concepts explored in the workshop is the idea that great leaders lead from the rear. By drawing parallels between the strategic thinking required in chess and effective leadership, participants gain valuable insights into how to lead from a position of empathy and compassion. By adopting this approach, leaders can foster an environment of trust, collaboration, and growth. Chase Bank’s decision to tap into Train of Thought’s unique approach highlights their commitment to developing exceptional leaders within their organization. By offering this workshop, Chase Bank demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture of empathy, responsibility, and growth. As the world continues to evolve, the need for compassionate and empathetic leaders becomes increasingly crucial. Chase Bank’s partnership with Train of Thought demonstrates their recognition of this fact and their commitment to nurturing leaders who can make a positive impact in the lives of others.
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