Frequently asked questions : Chessity for teachers and coaches
Is Chessity suitable for group-based teaching?
In Chessity, the role of the chess teacher is primarily that of a coach. Students take the lessons independently and at their own pace. The method adapts in various ways to the level and learning method of the individual players. This takes place ‘under the hood’, allowing the players to focus on the game, while improving their skills and learning ever more quickly.
As a coach, you can track the progress of your students in a student tracking system, which also provides you with insight into the way the performance of individual students can be improved.
In a frontal, group-based instruction model (the traditional teaching method), the teacher explains, for example, the way a knight moves or what the double attack is to the entire group, after which all the students make assignments and practice. The teacher checks the assignments and provides the students with feedback, individually or as a group, and may give additional explanation.
In a Chessity class, the students come across the knight moves or double attack in their own time. When they make mistakes, there is immediate feedback by the program. In the student tracking system, the teacher can see which of the children have problems with knight moves o double attacks. While the other kids continue with their lessons, he can bring these kids together and provide additional explanation or recommend they first acquire a third star for the lesson in question or – in the case of the knight moves – play the game Jumping Jack for additional practice.
As a coaching teacher, you are a guide to your students on their own learning curve, and learning to play chess has become truly customized.