ECU101 – Teacher Training Course, January 2024

By | February 3, 2024

🔍Feedback and Reflection:

🌟 Maria Vasilescu (Romania)
I didn’t expect to get so much practical information that I could apply immediately, but I am very glad I did. I recommend it for the following reasons: 1. The facilitators are well-experienced and very eager to share their experiences. 2. Both John and Jesper are proficient in English and very good storytellers which makes the experience enjoyable. 3. Lots of mini-games. 4. It teaches you how to properly think like an educational chess tutor.

🚀 Vitali Baranouski, EQ Chess School (Ireland)
It is an absolutely great course! It gave me even more than I expected! My issue now is to start implementing new knowledge into my classes. And it will be a challenging issue as I see how many great improvements I can add. It is an absolutely great and very rich course! It is a scientifically and pedagogically based course which makes it a serious matter! I am a teacher myself so I see the structure, methods, tools and techniques that I can implement in my classes. I cannot recommend it more!!!!

🥇 Bojan Stanicic (Montenegro)
I am glad that I attended the course. The lecturers were excellent. The course helped me to change my focus from competitive chess to educational chess and showed me what advantages it brings to the development of children.

We want to thank the latest SMART graduates for their feedback and contribution, sharing their knowledge and ideas at the latest ECU101 – The SMART Method to Teach Chess training course. It was a great pleasure working with you and getting to know you better. Besides learning about new teaching techniques and classroom strategies, we always see great value in providing a platform where fellow educators can meet like-minded individuals from different countries with their unique perspectives. This is the additional benefit of these training courses; the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of teachers and learn from one another. We are no longer isolated practitioners but part of a dynamic community committed and dedicated to using chess as an educational tool.

👍Thank you for the many useful conversations and this collaborative journey towards personal and professional development.

Wishing you a fruitful journey in using chess as an educational tool to make a positive impact!
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