From Bridge for All to Duplicate
Now that many of us are in isolation, as well as getting our lessons into some on-line format, we have some time to reflect on how things are going for our students. I am keen to learn from others about progression from the 2 year B4A course into club level duplicate having now almost completed teaching two courses . So I am going to pose some questions -here goes:
What percentage of students who were absolute beginners go straight from the end of the course, or during it, to playing
club level duplicate on a regular basis?
What percentage of your students play club duplicate after some additional types of play experience post course ( please don't inflate your success rate!)
Is the progression through supervised play to a reduced board 'gentle' duplicate the most effective way of making the transition to club level play- or are there better ways to develop in a group ( c.f. mentoring 1:1)?
If you run a 'gentle duplicate' type session is it better in a separate room to the main club session or as second group within the same room - or does it make no difference? (current heated debate going on in our committee about this)
If iI don't get much response to this post then I'll have to contact teachers individually on the data base and then not everyone will be able to join in - pity. Or maybe someone in EBED has some/ all of this info at their fingertips aleady?