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Products for Coaches and Schools

I. Which Package Should My School Purchase?
II. Management Tools for your Chess Club
III. Learning Tools for Students
IV. Motivational Tools (Thinking Tags, Wall Charts, Award Stationery)
V. Think Like A King upgrades for Version 1 or 2.0 Users
VI. “How To” Monographs
VII. Knights of the South Bronx DVD

I. Which Package Should My School Purchase?

Whether chess is a casual after-school activity or a formal program run by a teacher or coach, Think Like A King has what you need. Here are some guidelines to get you started:

If your budget is limited, start with the Chess Club Manager© 2.5 Teaching Package, which gives you all of the powerful features of Chess Club Manager, plus a full set of our engaging, interactive Chess Workouts tutorials. You’ll have a complete set of management and teaching tools for one computer, empowering anyone to run a great chess program. [See Management Tools for your Chess Club, below]

To bring the benefits of chess to all your students, use the Chess Workouts 2.5 School Edition to create as many learning stations as you need, either one computer at a time or via our money-saving multi-user licenses.  Our software can even track progress and report data back to Chess Club Manager so teachers can effectively monitor and reward learning effort.  Multi-user licenses and Lab Packs include a FREE copy of the Chess Club Manager Teaching Package

Choose our new one-year Windows Network site license for unlimited simultaneous users, or one of our permanent license packages, to use on a Windows network or Windows or Macintosh standalone computers. Each of the items in these packages are described more fully below. (See Learning Tools for Students, below.)

And if you want to add the Thinking Tags to motivate student learning through the Chess Workouts, order Item #600. [See Motivational Tools, below]

II. Management Tools for your Chess Club

Chess Club Manager© 2.5 Teaching Package

(Complete software set for one computer)

FREE if you purchase a Chess Workouts Lab Pack or Multi-User License!! (See Learning Tools, below.)

$149.95

$250 Value

#551 Win/Mac
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A complete set of management and teaching tools for one computer. Transform chess from an activity into a sport with instantly updated club ratings and standings. Print unlimited types of award certificates. Award bonus points, track statistics, export player data, choose a rating system, create instant tournament registrations by print or e-mail. Export data to SwissSys or WinTD to run your own tournaments, plus much, much more! Includes a full set of the Chess Workouts for learning, teaching or printing chess puzzle handouts. When students use the Chess Workouts on other computers at school or at home, reward and motivate learning progress by automatically managing Thinking Belt promotions on screen and printing wall charts whenever you like. (See System Requirements at bottom of page).

Chess Club Manager© 2.5

 

$89.95
#120 Win/Mac
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Just need a great club management tool? All the management features, without the Chess Workouts, Thinking Belt management or puzzle printing features. (See System Requirements at bottom of page).



Upgrade Chess Club Manager 2.5 to the Chess Club Manager 2.5 Teaching Package

$60.00
#184 Win/Mac
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If you own only Chess Club Manager (and not the Teaching Package), you already have First Lessons in Chess and the six Chess Workouts in Browse mode. Get full access to these wonderful interactive learning tools by upgrading to a Chess Club Manager Teaching Package. All your students will have access to the Workouts, and you will be able to print unlimited chess puzzle handouts. (PLEASE NOTE: The only way to order this upgrade is to use your copy of Chess Club Manager to either (a) enter our Web site directly (from the Chess Workouts section, Select Book screen) or (b) create a form to fax back. You will then immediately receive an unlock code keyed to your existing software.)

 

III. Learning Tools for Students

Expand Learning Access! Put Think Like A King on additional school computers with a Chess Workouts Network License or Standalone Computer Lab Pack.

Get a FREE Chess Club Manager Teaching Package when you purchase any multi-user license or Lab Pack

Implement Chess District-wide! Contact us directly at 800-205-4706 for great savings on multi-school purchases and district-wide staff training sessions.

 

Chess Workouts© 2.5 Teaching Package
$119.95
A $172 value
#561 Win/Mac
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A full set of the Chess Workouts (Vols. 1-6 & First Lessons in Chess) for one computer, optimized for school use.  Allows any student to log in anytime and tracks all learning progress.  Can report data back to your copy of Chess Club Manager to take advantage of all of its great motivational and management features. (See System Requirements at bottom of page).

Multi-user Network Licenses for Windows Networks
 

One Year Site License for One School,
Unlimited Users

Have all the Chess Workouts available on any networked computer for an entire school year - and get a FREE copy of the Chess Club Manager Teaching Package!

Great bargain for tight budgets!

$249.95
#182NT1Y Windows Network
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Permanent 5 User License
SAVE 74% - $930 value

$249.95
#180NT Windows Network
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Permanent 10 User License
SAVE 80% $1,680 value

$349.95
#181NT Windows Network
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Permanent Site License for One School
Unlimited Users

Huge Savings!

Special Price $499.95

$1299.95

#182NT Windows Network
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Multi-user Licenses for Standalone Windows or Mac Computers

No Windows network at school? No problem! Install Think Like A King on individual computers!

Permanent 5 User Standalone License
SAVE 74% - $930 value

$249.95
#180 Win/Mac
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Permanent 10 User Standalone License
SAVE 80% $1,680 value

$349.95
#181 Win/Mac
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Permanent Standalone Site License
Huge Savings!

Install the Chess Workouts School Edition on Every Computer in school!

Special Price $499.95

$1199.95

#182 Win/Mac
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How to purchase Think Like A King products:

  • Shop online and pay with credit card or PayPal
  • School Purchase order
  • Print blank order form or shop online and print completed order form.
  • Order by phoneL800/205-4706 or 847/433-6515 (8am to 8pm CST)
  • School Users: Contact us for special pricing on district-wide orders!



 

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IV. Motivational Tools: More Great Ways to Make Chess A Success!

Thinking Belts Wall Chart

Download Free PDF and instructions or purchase 10

7.50 for 10
#175
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Reward progress through the Chess Workouts curriculum and inspire better thinking with promotions through our Thinking Belt levels (like Karate belts). The more students learn, the higher they rise as they think their way through 9 colors and 28 levels of achievement. Our Thinking Belts Wall Chart will mark their success for all to see. Students race each other to earn new belts, all the way up to the coveted Black Belt – in thinking.

Thinking Tag Starter Set for Schools
$69.95
#600
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As students advance through the Thinking Belt levels, they can earn an extra reward: A matching colored metal Thinking Tag keyed to their progress and which can be proudly displayed on students' schoolbags. Our Thinking Tag Starter Set contains 120 Thinking Tags designed for an 'average' chess club of 20 students. Includes 20 each of the first 5 Thinking Belt colors (taking students through the first 2 Chess Workouts) and 5 each of the last 4 colors (covering the last 4, more challenging Workouts), plus 20 chains.

Our Thinking Belts and Thinking Tags system offers maximum flexibility to motivate all your students to progress through the Chess Workouts. You can follow our suggested guidelines (see Thinking Belt Wall Chart instructions) or create your own. Purchase the Thinking Tag Starter Set, a complete set of 9 tags for students or individual color sets of 20 tags.

Thinking Tag Individual Set (9 tags; 1 of each color plus chain)
$6.95
#619
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Thinking Tags Single Color Sets of 20


Thinking Tags Single Color Set of 20 -White
$13.95
#610
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Thinking Tags Single Color Set of 20 -Yellow
$13.95
#611
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Thinking Tags Single Color Set of 20 -Orange
$13.95
#612
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Thinking Tags Single Color Set of 20 -Green
$13.95
#613
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Thinking Tags Single Color Set of 20 -Purple
$13.95
#614
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Thinking Tags Single Color Set of 20 -Blue
$13.95
#615
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Thinking Tags Single Color Set of 20 -Red
$13.95
#616
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Thinking Tags Single Color Set of 20 -Brown
$13.95
#617
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Thinking Tags Single Color Set of 20 -Black
$13.95
#618
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Thinking Tag Chains - Set of 20
$3.95
#620
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Make Student Achievements Special with…
Beautiful Chess Award Certificate Stationery

Chess Award Certificate Stationery
$16.95
#170
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A package of high-quality, parchment-like bond paper with a chess motif border and background graphic to use when printing your players' Award certificates with Chess Club Manager©. Prominently labeled as a 'U.S. Chess Federation Scholastic Chess Award' with an important message on the back, these certificates will carry a extra special meaning for their recipients. It's one more great way to reward your kids for their thinking efforts! (50 sheets)


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V. Think Like A King Upgrades for Version 1 or 2.0 Users

Upgrade to Version 2.5 for
Chess Club Manager©, School Packages,
Lab Packs or Site License:

Take advantage of the many new features of Chess Club Manager – from all new graphics and a flexible club rating system, to importing and exporting player data, creating instant tournament registrations by print or e-mail, and exporting files to SwissSys or WinTD for pairings. Easily import club data into version 2.5 from your current version of CCM. Or you can add improved graphics and art options to all your Chess Workouts teaching stations. Either way makes chess even more exciting.

Chess Club Manager Upgrades:
Upgrade Chess Club Manager Version 1 or 2.0 to Chess Club Manager Version 2.5
$49.95
#186 Win/Mac
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Upgrade Chess Club Manager Teaching Package Version 1 or 2.0 to Chess Club Manager 2.5 Teaching Package
$49.95
#195 Win/Mac
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Upgrade Chess Club Manager Version 1 or 2.0 to Chess Club Manager 2.5 Teaching Package
$129.95
#183 Win/Mac
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Student Teaching Station Upgrades:
Upgrade Version 1 or 2.0 Satellite Teaching Packages to Chess Workouts 2.5 Network Licenses

Upgrade up to a 5 User Network or Standalone License
Contact Us #187 Win/Mac  
Upgrade up to a 10 User Network or Standalone License
Contact Us #188 Win/Mac  
Upgrade Old Site License to Unlimited Network or Standalone License $199.95 #189 Win/Mac
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System Requirements:

  • Chess Club Manager© and the Chess Workouts© School Edition 2.5 Standalone version CDs contain software for Windows 95 through Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.1 through 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Requires 50 MB disk space.
  • Think Like A King® Network version for Windows only. (Download detailed Network Hardware specs).
  • Audience: First Lessons and Chess Workouts Vols. 1 & 2: Grade 3 & up readers (or younger, working with parents). Chess Workouts Vols. 3 6: Grade 4 & up readers.

VI. "How To" Monographs

Order our monographs to get you going in the right direction, with tips on organization and teaching strategies (shipping/handling only, or download free PDF) …


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Brochure: How To Organize A School Chess Club
Download free PDF or purchase
$7.95
#400
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A 35 page monograph covering the fundamentals of organizing a school chess club. A step-by-step discussion of the logistics and mechanics of organizing and running a club, with suggestions on financing, recruiting and motivating players. A great starter document for new programs, from Food for Thought Software. A great starter document for new programs.


Monograph: A Curriculum Guide for Scholastic Chess... David MacEnulty - Download free PDF or purchase
$7.95
#401
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The author of the Think Like A King® Chess Workouts Series provides you with a basic curriculum guide to get you started teaching chess to your club.



VII. Knights of the South Bronx DVD

Knights of the South Bronx DVD
$14.95
#353
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The author of our Chess Workouts tutorials, David MacEnulty, used chess to transform the lives of his at-risk students, and inspired Ted Danson's role in the A&E original movie, Knights of the South Bronx. Learn David's story with the Knights DVD. Then learn more about our Chess Workouts, which make David's highly regarded curriculum accessible to schools and homes everywhere in a series of seven engaging tutorials that take the work out of learning chess.
Ted Danson gives a compelling performance in this heroic, heartwarming story based on David MacEnulty's experiences as an inner-city schoolteacher in New York who "discovers a way to reach out to his skeptical students through the game of chess. Against all odds, he inspires his students to become champions, not only at chess, but in life!" Co-starring Keke Palmer and Malcolm David Kelley, the "Knights of the South Bronx proves that no matter who you are or where you come from, if you play like a winner, you can be a king!" 90 minutes. A&E Network co-produced the film with Fox Television Studios (FtvS)(2005)."


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How to Purchase Think Like A King® products:

  • Shop online and pay with credit card or PayPal
  • School Purchase Order
  • Print blank order form or shop online & print completed order form.
  • Order by Phone: 800/205-4706 or 847/433-6515 (8AM - 8PM CST )
  • School Users: Contact us for special pricing on district-wide orders!

     
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