Our mission is to highlight the educational benefits of using chess as an educational tool to prepare children for life and support teachers and tutors with our expertise.


Our vision is to equip more and more educators worldwide to improve their teaching skills in order to help children develop their social, emotional and intellectual skills with chess in education.

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Developing children’s 21st-century skills with the SMART Method

The Training Course is certificated by the European Chess Union and has been supporting chess educators in classroom teaching since 2017 in several countries and languages.

By providing relevant and practical insights, the SMART Method for Teaching Chess has supported more than a thousand individuals in their professional development and in their journey towards using chess as an effective educational tool to prepare children for life.

Using chess as an educational tool

Using chess as an educational tool requires a combination of skills from educators, including knowledge of the subject matter, effective communication skills, and the ability to inspire and motivate students to maintain their interest in the game.

Chess educators have a great responsibility when it comes to classroom teaching. Their effectiveness is the key to successfully developing students’ cognitive, emotional and social skills through the game, therefore the training course aims to support teachers who want to use chess as an educational tool. Besides the educational chess approach, chess educators need to learn about basic pedagogical skills and classroom management techniques to enhance their effectiveness.

This training course supports teachers in improving their instructional skills, including how to structure lessons, provide feedback, and create a supportive learning environment to maintain students’ motivation. It also introduces new teaching strategies and techniques for chess in education to help teachers design and deliver effective lessons and achieve better learning outcomes for students.

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Valuable advice and many interesting techniques and tips for teaching. Many thanks to the whole teaching team for a very useful & interesting weekend. Also enjoyed learning from the comments from other participants.

Michael Bennett (UK)

Not only delivered what i needed but also inspired me to continue the development.

Keler Sufja (Albania)

Even areas in which I believed I was already competent content was presented to enhance and develop my methods, and I was introduced to a lot of new ideas too. Very enjoyable course.

George Miller (UK)

What will you get at the end of the training course?

Are you an individual who is interested in the training course? Are you from a Chess Federation, organisation or a school that wants to support more tutors and teachers on how to use chess as an educational tool?

Please contact training@chessplus.net for more information.