Mind Matter

by Phil Rosado



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/25/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9798823006118
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9798823006101

About the Book

The book has a certain hook. That hook is not just how the game of chess is played but why. Chess is a challenging game mentally if it is approached correctly. I introduce the saying “Think before you move” which is more than hundreds of years old. It is accepted but at the same time the most misunderstood. I offer a snippet on the cover introducing the concept of Visual Spatial learning by welcoming them to Chess where visual spatial learning activates your metacognition thought process. That metacognition thought process is your thinking of theories that leads to a conclusion of a move so your move won’t be impulsive. So the book emphasizes the importance of visual spatial learning concept with the direct teaching of it with two pre-chess type games that displays it. Pawn Race for advancement using strategy based on thought process creating scenarios to win. Different goal of checkmate but similar and necessary means. Faceoff , exchange of material is the object of the game. Very similar means that are in the chess game that are unfamiliar and usually misunderstood. These games helps clarify that. Both are very much needed prerequisites to the actual game of chess.

About the Author

He taught Chess as a class in Middle School at the New York City Board of Education for fifteen years. He coordinated chess clubs and chess teams at two different schools during 2005 - 2011 and 2013 - 2022 that competed locally and nationally. The Frederick Douglass Academy chess team won the 2009 United States Chess Federation U1600 Team Championship. He took a year off to care for his dad, who was suffering from alzheimer. In 2013 he returned to the New York City Board of Education working at John Ericsson MS126 to teach chess as a class and build a chess program. One of his students, Javier Bernal, graduated from MS 126 in 2014. He continued in the College Bound program at Chess in the Schools that also competed locally and nationally. Javier won the 2014 U1600 United States Chess Federation Individual Championship. Javier is currently attending New York University on a full scholarship.

He (Phil Rosado) is retired and currently teaching afterschool chess four days a week in Hoboken, NJ and for the United Federation of Teachers SiBeagle program for retirees once a week.