Thank you teachers

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 2.26.00 PM Five years ago former ACBL President Craig Robinson went on a cross-country tour of bridge clubs.

One of the greatest takeaways from his experience was what creates a thriving bridge community — an active beginner education program. Without trained, supported and active teachers, there is no doubt our game could become stagnant. To all of the bridge teachers who are currently educating a fresh crop of players, thank you.

For those of you who may be interested in teaching, we want to let you know about a few resources that may help you develop your craft. First, if you haven’t already, we encourage you to become an accredited teacher. The ACBL offers a Teacher Accreditation Program (TAP), at every North American Bridge Championships and several regional tournaments. But there are other paths to becoming an accredited bridge teacher. Learn more about the opportunities here.

The ACBL also has a variety of printable teaching materials and lessons available on our website. From certificates to brochures and marketing materials, there are a variety of supplemental resources specifically for teachers that can be downloaded from the ACBL Resource Center.

You may also be interested in being listed on ACBL’s Find a Teacher page and joining the American Bridge Teachers’ Associationwhich provides teachers with continuing education, an online community, discounts and more.

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New this week (and by popular demand)! The Marketing Department has created business card templates that teachers can use to promote themselves and their upcoming classes. We hope you enjoy having a professional look to promote the game of bridge to new learners.

The business cards can also be used by club, unit and district officials. Each design fits within one of the stationery themes already available on the Resource Center. As always, the templates are customizable.

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