And in the "new media" category...a proud coach bragging about (and as it turned out, chronicling) students' wins on Twitter. Note: All photos posted with permission of chess parents.
I knew there was one I failed to make searchable (the Twitter version of the word "ogooglebar")!
It turned out Twitter was very useful indeed for keeping all of my students' achievements in one place! While these are the measurable achievements, I think that many of my students have had less explicit achievements -- the effects of chess on their brain, their self-esteem, their life -- that maybe can't be measured (and I'm sure I don't even know about all of them) but that are just as (if not more) important. Whatever jobs I have done so far, they must always be filled with meaning for me. The ability to positively affect my students' lives in this small way makes me really enjoy what I do.
Lastly, just for fun (and because technically it falls under the "media" category), here I'm "playing chess" with Grandmaster Timur Gareyev aka "The Blindfold King," in a photo his friend edited for him. There weren't actually chess pieces, but then again he's the Blindfold King, and aren't we always playing (blindfold) chess anyhow?