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August 24, 2010

One Right Move

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Michael Atamas came to Baltimore as a young boy and didn't know a word of English. One of the things that made him feel a little less lost was playing chess with a teacher at his new school. Almost twenty years later Michael was a teacher himself in a Baltimore city school where he had a hard time connecting with his students. Then one day he was playing chess in the classroom and a student said "teach me how to play." Dick talks with Michael, and one of his students, Freddie Degraffinreid, about how Michael found a new way to teach students about the game of chess and the game of life.

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