Chess for Social Skills is an alternative approach to current social-skills-for-children programmes and can be delivered in a whole-class or small group setting. The structured nature of chess-playing provides excellent scaffolding for all students who find social skills difficult to master as they play each other one on one before moving to another partner. As well as learning how to play the famous game through a fun, hands-on approach the programme of lessons also challenges students to develop their concepts of respect, accepting defeat, forward planning, accepting compliments and giving feedback, teamwork, decision-making, patience, resilience and developing a growth mind-set when exploring a new skill.
Teachers will have the opportunity to learn how to play chess by playing chess mini-games against other novice teachers.
The course will teach all participants how to;
Chess is a growing initiative in Irish primary schools with 300 teachers now joined the Ficheall.ie network of teachers promoting chess in primary schools.
Dates: Thurs 1st, Fri 2nd, Mon 5th, Tues 6th & Wed 7th July 2021 (Course limited to 16 participants)
Facilitator: Brendan McHugh based locally in Castlebar, Brendan has vast experience as a teacher and has been promoting and teaching chess for many years.
|Course Start Date / Time||01-07-2021 9:30 am|
|Course End Date / Time||07-07-2021 2:00 pm|
|Subsequent Dates||2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th July|
Tel: (094) 9020700