ECU101 – The SMART Method to Teach Chess is the flagship course to introduce didactical concepts into the chess teaching process. The course combines practices across Europe and brings a fresh focus to the teaching experience. Participants really enjoy the group interactions with others from different backgrounds, schools and countries. Many chess teachers are acting alone and welcome meeting others with similar roles. Group interactions take place in discussion groups and during playing exercises. They welcome sharing classroom experiences, comparing approaches and obtaining tips.